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Brook Says Gavin Is Not Taking His Belt

Top of the bill at the O2 Arena, in London, this Saturday night is Kell Brook.

Brook will be making the second defence of the IBF welterweight belt he won off Shawn Porter in the US.

His opponent is a fellow Brit in Frankie Gavin a former world amateur champion who has a record that reads 22-1 with 13 wins coming by way of knockout.

Many feel that Brook’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has taken an easy option for his IBF title holder, in selecting Gavin, but the Birmingham fighter will be keen to grasp this wonderful opportunity.

However, Brook remains confident he can beat his opponent and ahead of the clash has remarked,

“Let me tell you something now. Frankie Gavin is getting nowhere near that belt.

“He can see it, he can look at it. I might even let him touch it. But he’s not going to own it. That’s my belt – it’s took me a long time to get that belt and there’s no way ‘Funtime’ Frankie is taking that off me.”

“I’m excited. I’ve got the momentum of the Jo Jo Dan fight – I’ve been back in the gym straight away,”

“I told Eddie that I wanted to be fighting as soon as possible. He came up with the Frankie Gavin fight and it’s an exciting fight for me.”


Can Gavin shock Brook or will it be as easy a defence as many are suspecting?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 26 2015

Time: 1:39PM

 

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