After they both made weight ahead of their headlining clash tonight, Carl Froch – enjoying his new punditry role with Sky Sports – has offered his opinion on Kell Brook’s IBF title defence against Frankie Gavin – insisting that the Sheffield welterweight will have too much for the Birmingham man.
He said today at the weigh in that Brook “is a tough, tough kid” – something he knows first hand from sparring with him.
Froch is with the vast majority who think that Gavin – despite his fantastic amateur pedigree – will not have the power to trouble the champion and get his respect – despite his skills as a pure boxer.
Brook is already being linked to future fights with the likes of Keith Thurman, Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios – as well as being in the frame for the Mayweather sweepstakes himself in September alongside Brit rival Amir Khan.
(Although they’re better fighting each other rather that Floyd imo)
Potentially a very dangerous thing to do is plan ahead – although Brook himself insists he is not looking past Gavin, yet expects to beat him comfortably.
“He always turns up in great shape – his body is always on point – but he just seems to be boxing with a little bit more confidence and desire.”
“I can only see Kell getting better and better now he’s got that self-belief and that means there won’t be any kind of upset on Saturday night.”
“Don’t get me wrong – I think Frankie will make things awkward for him for a few rounds and fair play to him – but either way Kell Brook will get him out of there maybe sooner rather than later.”