Frankie admits he's drinking in the last-chance saloon.
FRANKIE Gavin admits he's heading to the last-chance saloon as he faces Renald Garrido at the Barclaycard Arena.
Gavin is back in action after his loss in the same arena to Sam Eggington in a thrilling fight in October, and the former world title challenger is kicking off a new chapter in his career having switched to Eggington's Eastside gym.
Garrido is a familiar face in the UK having beaten Bradley Saunders and gone the distance with Jack Catterall, Martin Lindsay and Robbie Davies Jr, and Gavin knows he must be at his best if he wants to bounce back with a win and move on to major title fights later in the year.
"I'm heading to the real last-chance saloon now," he said.
"I'm in a gym with a lot of fighters and that's good for me - it's keeping me on my toes and hungry.
"I want a big fight next so I need a good performance on Saturday to prove I can still win massive titles. Garrido is a good test for me, he always comes to win and he's dangerous, so I need to be on my guard."
Gavin, if his sublime skills still shine, should win on points. A defeat, however, spells curtains for his career.
RINGSIDE PICK: Gavin points.