British welterweight Kell Brook surprised boxing world by announcing the fight against Gennedy Golovkin which is set to take place on Saturday, 10th September 2016 at the O2 Arena in London. It will be the biggest fight of the year and although Kell Brook is moving 2 weight classes to face Golovkin in just like Khan-Alvarez style the incentive is just as bigger for Brook that it was for Khan. Golovkin will defend his WBC, IBF, WBA and IBO middleweight titles while Kell Brook is set to retain his IBF walterweight title regardless of the result.
There is alot of money to be made with this fight and it will be a Sky Box Office pay per view event and we can expect sold out O2 Arena come 10th September. The fight was announced on Friday, 08th July while the first official press conference will take place in a weeks time where details about tickets and PPV coverage in both USA and UK will be announced. Eddie Hearns has already promised to bring together another loaded undercard.
|DATE & TIME||Saturday, 10th September 2016 starting at around 07:00 p.m uk time|
|VENUE||O2 Arena, London, England|
|BROADCASTING||Sky Box Office (PPV) will cover the fight in the UK priced at around £16.95 while HBO is set to show the fight night coverage in USA.|
|TITLES||Golovkin’s WBC, IBF, WBA and IBO middleweight titles will be on the line. Kell Brook will retain his IBF walterweight title no matter what they result.|
|TICKETS||You will be able to buy tickets at (theo2.co.uk) once ticket info is announced in the first press conference in a weeks time.|
|UNDERCARDS ?||There will be atleast another top rated undercard fight plus several other decent fights which will be announced in a couple of weeks time.|
Eubank Jr was widely tipped to take on Golovkin as they were in very advance negotiations but it all fell down after Eubank Snr was reluctant to meet Golovkin’s terms. Eddier Hearns who promote both Eubank Jr and Kell Brook was quick to offer the fight to Kell Brook who without hesitation signed and announced on the same day.
Now this is a massive fight for UK boxing fans where Kell Brook will be heavy underdog but he has a better chance against Golovkin than what Amir Khan had against Canelo Alvarez. Its a intriguing fight and we can safely assume the motive behind this bout is large sums of money to be made. We will be updating all the updates about this fight right here as things develop.