Domestic rivals Frankie Gavin and Bradley Skeete started their war-of-words as they head towards their Saturday, November 29 showdown at the ExCeL, London.
Gavin defends his British welterweight title with the vacant Commonwealth title also on the line, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/HD 490, Virgin channel 546 and TalkTalk channel 525).
The pair met head-to-head yesterday in London for the first time to discuss their domestic settler, that features alongside Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders v Chris Eubank Jr.
Birmingham star Gavin, who lost in a European title challenge to Leonard Bundu in August, made a jubilant return last Friday night when he destroyed Mate Hornyak inside two rounds.
“Deep down Skeete doesn’t want to fight me, his whole team don’t, they could’ve fought me a year ago but wanted no part of me. What does that tell you?” said Gavin.
“I’ve no problem facing someone like Skeete because I know I can beat him everyday of the week if I had to. Even so, I’ll leave no stone unturned to prepare for this fight, I’ll be 100 per cent ready for him,”
“He’s not boxed at my level, he’s not boxed anyone of note in his career, I’ll expose him. He’s unbeaten now, but he’ll have an ‘L’ on his record after we’ve fought.”
Undefeated Penge ace Skeete is in top form having stopped his last three opponents in a row and is confident he can make Gavin the fourth.
“I could’ve gone another route, towards the Commonwealth title, I’m the mandatory challenger for the British title for a reason,” said Skeete
“He says I turned him down in the past, but I’ve taken this fight, I wanted this fight. I’d never run from the likes of Frankie Gavin and l’lI show the reason why on the night.
“I’ve got the tactics and skill to beat Gavin. My confidence is sky high at the moment.
“He lost to Bundu, he tried to step up and failed, now he’s got to step up to me.”
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