Kell Brook came out short as many predicted in his ultimate test against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night. After a decent start to the fight, Golovkin took control in 5th round and unleashed heavy punishment which forced Brook’s camp to stop the fight. Just like Amir Khan’s knockout defeat against Alvarez earlier in the year, Brook was no way going to get the better of naturally bigger Golovkin who enhanced his reputation even more.
Gennady Golovkin stated after that fight that although he respect Kell Brook for taking this fight but he is not a middleweight and never felt his punches. Golovkin wants to unify the division and fight Billy Joe Saunders who has WBO belt.
Golovkin-Brook Fight Replay:
As for Kell Brook he losses his unbeaten record and a broken eye socket. He was never going to put Golovkin in trouble but will be 5 million richer after Saturdays night. Now Amir Khan fight is still there or he can persue other champions like Danny Garcia or Keith Thurman.
Biggest fight of the year so far, as Gennady Golovkin defend his WBA/WBC world middlweight titles against British boxer Kell Brook at the O2 Arena in London. Join us here on this page for live updates, results and the highlights after the fight.
WBA and WBC world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is set to take on Kell Brook in what will be the title fight where Golovkin will put his middleweight titles on the line and the fight is set to take place on Saturday, 10th September 2016 at the O2 Arena in London. Its a massive fight not only in the united kingdom but also around the world as Golovkin is widely regarded as one of the best pound for pound champions at the moment.
When the fight was made, Kell Brook was laughed at and nobody gave him a chance early when the fight was made but as we moved closer to the fight there is more and more belief not only in Kell Brook camp but also in the UK in general where boxing fans are hopeful for a surprise win for Kell Brook which will be one of the biggest upset in recent boxing history.
Tale of the Tape: In the official weigh-in on Friday, Kell Brook came in at the 159.4lbs slightly heavier than Golovkin which surprised quite a few people. As the things stand, Brook camp has managed to get whole of the UK behind him and Golovkin agreeing to fight in the UK might have handed the initiative to Kell Brook.
Looking at the record of both fighters, this is the biggest fight in their careers. Golovkin who has been hailed as one of the best at the moment has never really faced someone who you can regard as the proper challenger. Largely down to several champions opting not to fight the Kazakh. Brook has a similar story who has been unbeaten but his only notable win came against Shawn Porter couple of years ago.