Kell Brook is back in the ring on Saturday night as he makes the second defence of his IBF welterweight title against fellow Brit Frankie Gavin.
Where: O2 Arena, London.
When: Saturday May 30, 21:00 (UK time)
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Brook won the belt against Shawn Porter in California last year with the best performance of his career so far, before retaining his title in his first defence against mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in March.
After going through the ordeal of being stabbed in the leg and being forced to sit out for months, the Sheffield-born fighter is keen on staying busy and so is back in the ring just two months later.
With big fights likely to be ahead later this year and heading into 2016, the 29-year-old knows he can’t afford to overlook his next opponent as it could end up shattering all his dreams.
The likes of Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and various other top welterweights have been discussed as possible future opponents for Brook, but his rival this weekend has plans to spoil his party.
Gavin is known for his amateur pedigree after winning gold at the World Championships, but he has struggled to display his ability fully and consistently as a professional.
While few doubt his skills and talent in the ring, it is about putting it all together and producing the best performance of his life on Saturday night, and if he is able to do that then the fight will become very interesting.
Brook shouldn’t be too fazed by his southpaw stance given that he will have come across it countless times in the Ingle Gym as well as dealing with Dan last time out, but Gavin will be hard to hit and if he can frustrate Brook and land some counter-punches, then it might start to ask a few more questions of the champion.
Prediction: Gavin will put in a good account of himself on Saturday night, but it won’t be enough to stop Brook from rolling through him. The champ says he is on a “seek and destroy” mission this weekend, and back him to do just that with a stoppage in the middle rounds after landing some of his big shots as he looks to make a statement.
Brook and Gavin are set to ring-walk at around 10:40pm (UK time).