This Saturday in London, Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) faces off with Frankie Gavin 22-1 (13 KOs) in a welterweight title fight, all while Brook and Amir Khan continue to take verbal jabs at each other regarding who's facing the tougher opposition -- you know, as opposed to just fighting one another instead. In this particular instance, no one is particularly thrilled with either one of their current opponents, but Brook-Gavin will be the first time two British fighters face one another for a welterweight world title (Hooray for fun facts!). Frankie Gavin knows that he's expected to show up to lose, but plans on re-writing that script to make a bigger name for himself.
"I am still the best technical fighter Kell Brook has ever fought and I don't think anyone can argue with that," he said vehemently.
"I'm coming to take it to him for the full twelve rounds and win whatever way I can. The fight means everything to me and it's a life changing opportunity. There's also a big money rematch involved and that's another point. How confident can Brook be when there's a rematch clause in the contract?"
What exactly does Frankie Gavin bring to the table that no other opponent of Brook's has? Well - let's hear it from the man himself:
"Kell has done well against southpaws but you have to remember who they are and who I am. Jo Jo Dan stood there, flatfooted, and Kell teed off on him all night. I'm difficult to tag cleanly and I take every advantage out of being a southpaw that I possibly can."
I can't say Gavin is going to garner a whole lot of confidence amongst fans regarding his chances here, so lets just be blunt about it - do any of you think Gavin can pull this one off?