The new WBO European Welterweight Champion, Dutchman Stephen Danyo, has his sight set on a clash with Frankie Gavin in the fall of this year.
Danyo picked up the WBO’s European strap in May of this year, outpointing the big punching Kazak Alexandr Zhuravskiy at Southampton’s Guild Hall and has since reflected on his breakout win on the Siesta Boxing event.
“It was a great night. I was so happy with my performance and thank you to Sean Krool and my whole team for everything they do for me,” said Danyo.
“We got the game plan spot on against a very strong and tough opponent. It was a hard fight for me but these are the type of fights I want and I took the opportunity with both hands.”
‘The Chosen One’ Danyo has now his sights set on the World scene, and eyes a showdown with the former World Amateur Champion Frankie Gavin in the coming months.
“I think Frankie Gavin is a good fighter. He’s done a lot for UK boxing especially the amateurs. You don’t win British and Commonwealth titles by luck. You must be a good fighter to win these titles and Frankie has proven that he is a quality fighter.
The respectful Manchester based Danyo continued: “Gavin has lots of skill and heart but I also have lots of skill and heart. I think this fight makes sense for the both of us at this stage.”
Gavin is no stranger to British fight fans and needs no introduction. The Birmingham man and Danyo appear to be on a collision course with both setting their sights on World titles. #
Danyo, who now has a World ranking, believes the contest between the talented pair would be beneficial to both fighters.
“He’s highly rated in boxing and I have a belt and I’m on the rise. This is a great fight for the fans and I believe it would steal any show it was put on.
“I always come to fight and so does Frankie so I believe that everybody would enjoy two quality fighters going to war!
“We could both be on the verge of a World title fight within the next 12 months so these are the types of fights both of us need to be having. Why not get it on and let the best man win?”