Opening shots in the Kell Brook v Frankie Gavin war

Promoter Eddie Hearn (centre) stands with Kell Brook (left) and Frankie Gavin as they pose for their head to head during a press conference at Glaziers Hall, London. Pic Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.
Promoter Eddie Hearn (centre) stands with Kell Brook (left) and Frankie Gavin as they pose for their head to head during a press conference at Glaziers Hall, London. Pic Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Frankie Gavin insists he can turn the boxing form book upside down by beating Sheffield’s Kell Brook on Saturday.

Speaking at a press conference today, ahead of their Pay Per View contest at the O2 Arena, the Birmingham southpaw seemed full of confidence, considering the scale of the task ahead.

Gavin is very much the underdog in his attempts to prise the IBF welterweight strap of the Ecclesall man.

But he is clearly up for the task.

HGe said: “No disrespect to Kell, on my day I can deal with anyone.

“Winning a world title is the biggest thing in boxing.”

Brook, who appeared his normal relaxed self, was unsmiling during the head to head staged picture opportunity for photographers.

The father-of-two Sheffield Unite fan, dressed in an all-red track-suit, said: “I’ve been training hard in the gym.

“I know Frankie Gavin will be up for it. I know what he will bring. No corners have been cut - we are ready.”

He added that there was no buzz like the one he feels when he walks into the ring to the tune of “All of the Lights.”

RULE BRITANIA PROMOTION

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An “all action fight” would then follow, he said.

Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) defends the belt for the second time following a four-round bashing of Romanian Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield two months ago.

The first bell at the ‘Rule Britannia” Matchroom promotion headliner will be around 10.40pm.

Promoter Eddie Hearn says it will be an 18,000-seater sell out.

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