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Boxer Frankie Gavin defeated by Kell Brook

Gavin and Brook mid-fight Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images

It took six rounds for Kell Brook to dismantle Birmingham rival Frankie Gavin last night to retain his IBF title.

Brook had been the favourite heading into the bout and when he found his chance in the sixth round he piled on punishing shots to force a sixth-round stoppage.

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The build-up had been cordial between two fighters respectful of each others' credentials, with the pair even Tweeting each other days before the bout - a trend which continued into the early hours of this morning as they congratulated each other and wished each other the best in the future.

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