The build up to this reveals the priorities in the Matchroom stable. Kell Brook is numbero uno and AJ is the future, they must be pumping an absurd amount of money into him.
Frankie Gavin looks a bit fleshy and underdeveloped at 147lb. As per the night of Jo Jo Dan he'll look an entire weight division smaller thank Kell Brook. Size and a skill disadvantage is too big a hurdle to overcome and Frankie seems unaware of this as by his own admission he isn't getting paid much for this title shot. At first I thought he'd go the distance but after thinking about it I'm siding with Brook by TKO.
Hills are still going 1/8 on Kell Brook. After the weigh in and after the Betfair liquidity picks up this should start around 1.05. 1000's have already traded as low as 1.06.
I went into a hills shop this morning and got a fair lump on it no problem at 1/8. They actually have a boxing coupon for this weekends big fights so it shouldn't be a problem getting on at all. I watching Ringside last night and Gavin just sounds like he is turning up for a pay day (albeit not as much as he thinks he should be getting but still enough for it to probably be his biggest ever pay day). He sounded like he knew he was out of his depth from his comments. His body language didn't look convincing either. Brook does look a different weight class to him. There is plenty of bf liquidity now though and people are happy to lay 1.1 for a 5 figure amount now.
Pinnacle are 1/20 Brook and nearly 11.5/1 Gavin on their two way book with no draw. Betfair are the same price as pinnacle albeit with a draw as well. Given 365 and vc (two of the shrewder uk boxing books) are also 8/1 (top on oddschecker with the firms) it looks a cracking bet at 1/8. Think we should be having £160 to win £20 on TFT imo. Any thoughts?https://www.pinnaclesports.com/League/Boxing/Welterweight/1/Lines.aspxhttp://www.oddschecker.com/boxing/kell-brook-v-frankie-gavin/winner