Brook warning for Khan

IBF welterweight champion Brook is back in action on Saturday against another??British compatriot Frankie Gavin on a blockbuster bill at London’s O2 Arena.

The Sheffield fighter is the overwhelming favourite to retain his world crown against Birmingham boxer Gavin and with??Khan fighting Chris Algieri in New York the night before, a possible showdown later this year is a distinct possibility between the pair.

When asked if he would fancy taking on Bolton’s Khan, Brook said: “Yeah of course. All they have to do is pick the phone up and speak to my promoter Eddie (Hearn) and that fight could get made.

“I’m only really wanting to give him the chance because the fans are desperate for that fight.

“I think there’s going to come to a stage??where he’s run out of time and I’m on to bigger fish in the division and on to bigger names.”

Brook also insisted he could not afford to overlook Gavin, a slick operator and former amateur standout after becoming Britain’s first world champion at that unpaid level.

He added: “He’s wanted this fight with me for a long time, so he’s obviously seen??something in me which he wants to exploit.??

“When he’s up for a fight, and believe me he’s up for this fight, he always??performs and if he performs like he says he’s going to do, the fans are in for a??real treat.

“We’ve got our eyes firmly on Frankie Gavin. Saturday night can’t come quick??enough, I’m excited to get back in that ring again and defend my world title.

“All the hard work’s done now. We’re in fight week. So it’s just about relaxing, keeping composed. I’ve dealt with the media and that side of things so it’s just going to another day at the office for me, I’m ready.”

Brook stunned Shawn Porter in California to rip the American’s IBF world crown away in August 2014 in a majority decision, before a fourth-round knockout dispatched Jo Jo Dan in his first defence in front of his home fans in Sheffield in March.

The Yorkshireman is confident he will not experience Porter’s fate against the unfancied Gavin.

He said: “I had a week off after the Jo Jo Dan fight and I was straight back in the gym and I think my trainer Dominic Ingle has seen it all before.

“A lot of people are having me as a big favourite and when I’m in training I put myself to the max and show there’s no stone left unturned.

“We’ve done all the work we needed to do, because Frankie Gavin, when he turns up is a class act and he can cause anybody problems at world level. So we have to be sure we have done everything in our powers to be 100 per cent this Saturday.”

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