Kell Brook Vs Frankie Gavin – Preview and Prediction

 

Brook (1)

After going across the pond to win the IBF world title with an excellent performance against Shawn Porter a super fight with Amir Khan was on everyone’s lips, few would have predicted Kell Brook would be defending that belt against domestic rival Frankie Gavin 9 months later.

It’s not the match up most UK fans would have wanted, but it does give Frankie Gavin the opportunity to fulfil the potential he showed as a stand out amateur. if Gavin can bring to the table all the talent we know he has, then this could get interesting.

Kell-Brook

THE STORY ON – KELL BROOK

Following his world title victory stateside against Shawn Porter, Kell Brook’s ring returned was delayed after he suffered a horrific knife attack whilst on holiday in Tenerife, Kell Brook suffered a 12 inch stab wound which required a period of rehabilitation.

He finally returned to the ring in March, dismantling mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan inside 4 rounds.

Kell Brook possesses one of the best jabs in the business today, he is a crisp accurate puncher with superb timing and power, Brook is physically strong and is arguably one of the top 4 welterweights in the world at this present moment.

If Kell Brook lost to Frankie Gavin it would be a major set back and an unexpected one, the pressure is all on Brook as Gavin has little to lose and everything to gain this weekend.

GAVIN

THE STORY ON – FRANKIE GAVIN 

A standout amateur who won a world championship beating some quality opposition, Gavin has never really fulfilled his potential as a professional. Gavin failed to win the European title losing a split decision to Leonard Bundu, and he really struggled to impress in a domestic dust up with Bradley Skeete.

Gavin still possesses some of that amateur style that had served him so well as an amateur champion, however has not served him so well as a professional, his style can seem negative, uninspiring and methodical.

There has been question marks over whether Gavin could make light welterweight, he has always been fleshy at welterweight and his lack of power at the weight is also evident, some say Gavin is a light welterweight that cant be bothered to make that weight.

Gavin will need to show something he hasn’t in the pro ranks as of yet but he should have little difficulty in motivation himself for this one, which has always been questionable with Gavin.

PREDICTION – BROOK TKO8 

Gavin may well do better than many expect him too and his stock can still rise in defeat, that scenario wouldn’t surprise me, what would surprise me is if he managed to beat Kell Brook this weekend.

Brook for me is a major player in the welterweight division and his offense, timing and power should see him eventually break down a game Gavin. I think we will see a Brook stoppage win this weekend, somewhere around the middle rounds.

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