Tensions flared inside the O2 at the official weigh in for Rule Britannia. In a card which features seven all star fights, the headline bout pits IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook against challenger Frankie Gavin at the O2 on Saturday.
While Birmingham underdog Frankie Gavin has a mountain to climb, the boxer was in high spirits considering the task ahead of him. His posture signified a man who is heavily focused on the fight.
His record speaks for itself. In 23 fights, he’s won 13 by knockout and only one loss in his career. But this is Funtime Frankie’s most arduous fight to date.
Father-of-two Sheffield United fan Kell Brook was relaxed as usual during the head to head staged picture opportunities. Brook vowed to ‘take off heads’ this weekend and approach the fight in an explosive manner.
Special K remains undefeated in 34 fights winning a total of 23 by knockout. He insists he’s excited at finally fighting at the prestigious O2 arena and hopes the trend can continue.
Following the convincing fourth round hammering of Romanian Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield two months ago, this is Brook’s second title defence. An 18,000 capacity sell out is guaranteed.