Kell Brook is considered as a heavy underdog in his upcoming fight against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night, but the British boxing superstar believes he can pull off an upset against his favored foe.
Golovkin is favored to beat Brook, having won in all of his 35 professional bouts, including 32 by knockout. The Kazakh champion will also enjoy size advantage over Brook, who is a natural welterweight.
But according to Brook, Golovkin’s size will not matter in their upcoming bout because he feels healthy and more comfortable fighting in the 160-pound division. The 30-year-old said that he cannot wait to get his hands on Golovkin and shock the world on Saturday night.
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“I want to shock the world,” Brook told Sky Sports via BoxingScene. “I’m at a natural, healthy weight and I can’t wait to show the world what I can do.”
Golovkin has knocked out his last 23 opponents, including Dominic Wade in April. But while the 34-year-old middleweight superstar is oozing with confidence, Brook is convinced that his opponent knows he is facing the biggest test of career, saying that he saw fear in GGG’s eyes.
“I looked into his eyes, and I could see fear,” Golovkin added. “He knows he’s in a real fight, Saturday night, and it can’t come quick enough, I’m ready for this moment. I just feel that he’s on edge, that he’s uncomfortable.”
However, former boxing world champion Bernard Hopkins is quite convinced that Brook will still have a hard time dealing with Golovkin in their scheduled showdown. Hopkins knows that Brook is determined to pull off an upset but he warned the Briton that Golovkin is a different animal inside the ring.
Hopkins told Boxing Scene that Golovkin is a dangerous fighter, who can end the bout in any round, any minute or any second. This is why he thinks Brook should bring in his A-game if he really wants to beat Golovkin, who is the reigning IBO, WBA, WBC and IBF middleweight world champion.