Gennady ‘Golden boy’ ‘Triple G’ ‘God of War’ Golovkin faces off against Briton Kell ‘the special one’ ‘Special K’ Brook in a monstrous clash where one of them will lose their unbeaten record.
September 10th is the date. The O2 London, the venue where this titanic tussle will be witnessed by a euphoric British crowd and promises to be a firecracker of a boxing contest.
Yorkshireman Brook, currently holds a 36 fight 36-win (25 by way of knockout) record, and will be desperate to prise the WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight belts away from Kazakhstani Golovkin’s grasp.
But it won’t be easy!
Golovkin’s record is slightly more impressive then Brook’s. A 35 fight career has yielded 35 wins but 32 of those have been by way of knockout. Golovkin had a rather easy time of it last time out with a second round stoppage of American Dominic Wade, but he is well aware things will not be so easy this time out saying: –
“I believe this is the biggest fight for us because I see Kell [and] I respect him. I respect his team, he has a very good and very strong team. I understand this is not easy, this is true. It is very serious business for us. I am ready 100 per cent for September 10.”
Kell Brook was due to fight in a unification bout against Jessie Vargas but negotiations fell through and despite rumours that Golovkin may face either Eubank Jr or Saul Alvarez, terms were agreed for Brook to move up two weight divisions and take an opportunity to claim the WBC, WBA Super and IBF World Middleweight belts.
It appears to be a bit of a win-win situation for Brook. Defeat Golovkin and it will be a historic. Lose and he will just drop back to Welterweight and continue to defend his IBF World Welterweight title with his and Golovkins reputations intact.
However, defeat is certainly not on Brooks mind as he told the media:
“I’m going to bring big power as well. I’m ready for this fight. To be the best you’ve got to beat the best – it doesn’t get any bigger than GGG.”
Brook’s game plan is based on speed as he hopes to catch the World Middleweight Champion Golovkin off guard with a flurry of blows he has not faced before but Golovkin is adamant that when he retires from the sport he will remain undefeated and although Golovkin has plenty of respect for Brook, fear is something he does not suffer from.
Kell Brook is ready, Gennedy Golovkin is pumped, and now all that waits is for Saturday September 10th to come around as London will host one of the biggest fights ever seen on these shores.
The talk will continue for now. But once that bell rings expect all hell break loose. Someone is going to lose. Who that is, only time will tell.