Kell Brook will make the second defence of his IBF welterweight title when he takes on Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in London on May 30.
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Brook had been calling for a domestic showdown with bitter rival Amir Khan, but the Bolton-born fighter has opted to look elsewhere for his next fight which opened the door to Gavin.
The challenger had been earmarked for a final eliminator against Timothy Bradley, but it has now been confirmed that he will skip straight to his world title shot and face Brook on a packed card at the O2.
Elsewhere on the bill, both Lee Selby and Kevin Mitchell will get world title shots against Evgeny Gradovich and Jorge Linares respectively.
Meanwhile, British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua will take on Kevin Johnson in their re-arranged bout as he continues his march towards a title shot in the not too distant future.
However, the addition of Brook vs Gavin is certainly the icing on the cake for promoter Eddie Hearn who represents both men, and Brook is delighted to have a domestic grudge match to look forward to after seeing talks with Khan get nowhere.
“I never expected to be out again so quickly but I can’t wait. I respect Frankie for stepping up, he has called for this fight for a long time and after he was given a final eliminator against Tim Bradley it made sense for him to take the challenge. I feel like I’m unbeatable right now and Gavin isn’t going to be able to cope with my speed and power on fight night. The O2 is one of the best arenas in the world and it’s an honour to headline a card like this,”Brook told the media, according to Matchroom Boxing.
Gavin added that he felt he has what it takes to become the first man to beat Brook, but he understands the difficult test that lies ahead on May 30.
It is undoubtedly a quick turnaround for Brook who was last in action against Jo Jo Dan last month, but after being sidelined by a knife attack last year, he has been itching to get back in the ring.
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook going head to head with challenger Frankie Gavin ahead of their fight on May 30 pic.twitter.com/VtTBjHWIWo
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