Most boxing analysts believe that Gennady Golovkin will add Kell Brook to the list of his knockout victims. However, there is also a person who believes Golovkin will be dominated — Kell Brook himself.
Brook, who will put his perfect 36-0 record on the line, will move up from the welterweight division to the middleweight division to face Golovkin on September 10 in London. This early, the welterweight champion is already being counted out because of Golovkin’s size advantage.
Canelo Alvarez, who is considered as Golovkin’s biggest rival, recently told Daily Star that he is not too interested in the Golovkin-Brook showdown. The Mexican boxing champion said that the result is obvious — Golovkin will win by knockout again.
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“Is Brook being sacrificed? No doubt about it,” Alvarez said. “We all know what’s going to happen in the fight. I’m not too interested in the fight itself, but he’s going to knock Brook out.”
However, Brook is unfazed. The 30-year-old Briton knows that the odds are against him but he is ready to silence his critics. In the biggest fight of his career, the Yorkshire native vowed to prove that he belongs the upper echelon of boxing superstars in the world today.
“This is my life. This means absolutely everything to me and I’m going to show the world on September 10 what I’m all about,” Brook told Sky Sports. “I’m going to take those belts from Gennady Golovkin.”
Brook, who is coming off a knockout win over Kevin Bizier in March, said that he will not let Golovkin dictate the tempo of the bout. Instead, he will do all things that he needs to do to stop the unbeaten middleweight champion on his tracks less than two weeks from now.
It is easier said than done, though, since Golovkin has proven time and time again that his power is too hard to resist. The 34-year-old won 32 of his 35 fights via knockout, including the last 22 bouts. He is coming off second-round demolition of Dominic Wade in April.