Frankie Gavin told Ringside he wants to fight Amir Khan and Kell Brook

Last Updated: 06/03/14 12:22pm

Gavin: targeting Khan and Brook

Frankie Gavin has one eye on a world-title chance in 2014 and the other on his big-name domestic rivals - Kell Brook and Amir Khan.

The British and Commonwealth welterweight champion is hopeful there will be a final world-title eliminator coming his way in the summer but he will definitely return to the ring in March.

Gavin is ranked in the top 10 of three of the four governing bodies, while the 28-year-old is number two behind Brook in the British rankings

And he told Ringside that he would love to put that to the test as the number one takes a warm-up fight before his shot at the IBF title.

"It's going to be a big year," said Gavin. "It's time to step up a gear. Hopefully I'll get out early this year and then be back in big fights by the end it.

"Khan is the biggest name at my weight, so obviously I'd want to fight him."

Frankie Gavin

"Brook is ranked number one in Britain, so he's the logical one.

"I know he's got a fight in March but I know there is no opponent yet, so if they made me the right offer to fight him on March 15? Definitely."


Gavin insists he has "cleaned up" the domestic welterweight scene but admitted that if there was another compatriot to come before Brook, it has to be Khan.

The Bolton boy looks to be in line for a showdown with Floyd Mayweather in May, but the former amateur world champion from Birmingham admits that even if he loses that, he would still be the best-know British boxer in - or around - his division.

"It has to be Khan because he is the biggest name at my weight - or the weight below - in the UK, so obviously I'd want to fight him because the public know him more than anyone but, bar that, it has to be Brook.

"I've got my eye on the big stage but I've not been there so I can't say I'm world class yet but I do believe I will be world class.

"I know it was years ago since I was an amateur but I was the best - and I believe I can go and replicate what I did in the amateurs in the pros."