Kell Brook is desperate to face other top welterweights but must overcome IBF mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier on March 26 before targeting bigger game.
English welterweight contender Sam Eggington will face countryman Frankie Gavin at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Oct. 17.
In this week’s Monday mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook’s domination of Frankie Gavin, Amir Khan’s tough outing against Chris Algieri, Lee Selby’s title win against Evgeny Gradovich, Anthony Joshua’s demolition of Kevin Johnson and what might be next for the weekend’s winners. Enjoy!
In a fight for the connoisseurs rather than the casuals, Sheffield’s welterweight titleholder Kell Brook took his time and patiently dissected the challenge of fellow Briton Frankie Gavin on Saturday at London’s O2 Arena, before suddenly trading subtlety for savagery in round six and stopping the southpaw against the ropes. Brook retained his IBF belt and extended his unbeaten run to 35 fights.
There was barely a shred of fat to be had at the weigh-in for the huge Matchroom Boxing show which takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
This Saturday unbeaten British star Kell Brook defends his IBF welterweight title against countryman Frankie Gavin in London. The hard-hitting Sheffield product promises to build on the explosive performance he posted against Jo Jo Dan in March, with an eye toward Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September.
Kell Brook’s defense of his IBF welterweight title this Saturday will be the latest all-British (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales) world-title fight in the modern era, going back to 1980 when Jim Watt faced Charlie Nash.
Frankie Gavin isn’t intimated by the prospect of challenging Kell Brook, THE RING’s No. 1-rated 147 pounder, for the IBF title on Saturday in London. The once-beaten British prospect is confident that his technical southpaw style and recent activity will enable him to pull what would be considered a huge upset.
Former five-division world titleholder Oscar De La Hoya believes Jorge Linares’ WBC lightweight title defense against Britain’s Kevin Mitchell, which takes place in London, England, on May 30, will be a highly competitive all-action encounter.
Unbeaten British welterweight Kell Brook will defend his IBF championship against countryman Frankie Gavin at the O2 Arena in London, England, on May 30.
Welterweight contenders Chris Van Heerden and Frankie Gavin will square off in a compelling bout on May 9 in Gavin’s hometown of Birmingham, England, Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed to RingTV late Tuesday night.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the details on a tentative lightweight title bout between IBF beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mickey Bey.
Billy Joe Saunders has emerged from the shadows of amateur stars and promotional stablemates James DeGale and Frankie Gavin to develop into one of Britain’s best young fighters. Saunders faces fellow unbeaten middleweight prospect Gary O’Sullivan on Saturday in London.