Kell Brook Willing To Face Frankie Gavin For Old Title

By Phil D. Jay

Former British welterweight champion Kell Brook has had his WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title taken away from him after failing to defend the belt within 120 days. The 24 year-old’s last defence was a two-round blow out of Ghanaian Philip Kotey on December 11th, which takes him 20 days past the allotted limit.

The undefeated Yorkshireman was set to defend his title against former world champion Lovemore N’dou in his home city in late June, but may have to settle for a non-title bout unless new promoter’s Matchroom Sport can secure him a crack at another fringe world title.

Brook has racked up 23 successive wins since turning pro in 2004 and is currently number one contender to Manny Pacquaio’s WBO 147lb title. N’dou, 39, is seen as the ideal stepping stone for Brook, who is pencilled in for a full world title shot within twelve months.

"I didn't know anything about this 120 day rule and nobody I know does either. I've had no warning, nothing," Brook told Boxrec News.

I'm looking forward and I'm going on to bigger and better things - I don't need that bauble.

"I understand that Frankie Gavin has been put forward to fight for it. Tell you what, if he wins, I'll fight him to get my old title back. I'm sure Frank (Warren) would be prepared to put Frankie Gavin in with me," he added.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 05-02-2011

Yeah, Gavin is a 140 fighter for me too. I want Gavin and Brook to stay apart though, hopefully it can be a huge fight in the future.

Comment by right hand jab on 05-02-2011

Gavin's not ready for Brook and doesn't belong at the weight. As much as I like Gavin and his style of boxing, he just doesn't have the power or the trainer necessary to be facing the likes of Brook right…

Comment by Terrel on 05-01-2011

Kell would stop him.

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 05-01-2011

Gavin is talented but I dont know why hes moving up in weight again. He even looks small at 140 plus he lacks real power.

Comment by Jamesv on 05-01-2011

Kell brook is full of it he needs to let his fists do the talking Gavin is so underrated he would box brooks head off imo

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