Kell Brook predicts victory against Frankie Gavin on May 30

Kell Brook (right)  and Frankie Gavin will battle it out on May 30
Kell Brook (right) and Frankie Gavin will battle it out on May 30
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Kell Brook has told Frankie Gavin to ‘be careful what you wish for’ as the Sheffield star defends his IBF World Welterweight title on a huge bill at The O2 in London on May 30.

Brook defended his belt for the first time in spectacular fashion in his hometown on March 28, flooring mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan four times inside the fourth round before the Romanian-Canadian’s corner spared their man further punishment.

Now Brook and Gavin top the bill with two more World title clashes in Kevin Mitchell’s challenge against Jorge Linares for the WBC Lightweight crown and Lee Selby’s attempt to wrestle the IBF Featherweight title from Evgeny Gradovich, and Brook believes that his meeting with ‘Funtime’ completes the perfect hat-trick of World title bouts.

“Frankie wanted this fight for a long time and now he’s got it,” said Brook.

“He’s a classy boxer and I think we will see the best of him and that will bring the best out in me – but Frankie, be careful what you wish for. He’s in with ‘The Special One’ now and my belt is going nowhere. I will retain my belt against Frankie.”