Frankie Gavin has welcomed the chance to fight Kell Brook for the IBF welterweight title as talks continue to progress over a meeting on May 30.
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Brook has made no secret of his desire to fight rival Amir Khan, but Khan has talked down the possibility of a summer clash at Wembley Stadium and is considering other opponents.
It is expected that he will fight either Chris Algieri or Adrien Broner at the end of May, which in turn means that Brook will have to find another opponent for the second defence of his IBF title.
That search hasn’t taken promoter Eddie Hearn far, as he has suggested that Gavin steps up to fight his fellow Brit instead of going through a final eliminator for the belt against Timothy Bradley.
Naturally, the Birmingham-born fighter will be delighted if the fight is made, and he is confident that he can become the first man to defeat Brook.
“I’m not stupid. I’m not delusional. I’m going to have to perform out of my skin,” Gavin said, BT Sport reports.
“But I’ve definitely got it in me to do it. I’m very confident Kell can be beaten and hopefully it’s someone with my skills who will do it.
“Nothing is signed or done yet but I know Eddie’s spoken to Kell and Kell’s up for it and I’m up for it. So we’re going to sit down and have another chat in the next two days and hopefully get it done.”
Gavin added that he believes he has the skill-set to disrupt Brook’s rhythm and beat him, although he is fully aware that it is easier said than done and will need to produce a performance better than any he has previously produced.
Meanwhile, he also questioned why Khan would avoid the fight and believes that he doesn’t want to risk losing which in turn would scupper his hopes of facing Floyd Mayweather further down the line, according to BT Sport.
As a result, even though British boxing fans aren’t getting the domestic showdown that they had hoped for this summer, they will potentially be getting an all-British clash regardless.