Gennady Golovkin will defend his world middleweight titles against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook on September 10.
Brook will jump two divisions to take on the WBA Super, WBC and IBF world champion in a huge fight for world boxing at London’s 02 Arena.
Both fighters will come to blows in what could be a fight of the year contender! Triple G will go into the fight as favourite but both men are huge punchers and their records have shown that. Golovkin is unbeaten in 35 with 32 knockout and Brook unbeaten in 36 with 25 stoppages.
The question on all fight fans lips will be can Brook step up two divisions and still carry the same power to stop the man who is currently a contender for being the number one fighter on the planet?
Brooks promoter Eddie Hearn is adamant that Brook will still be a big man at Middleweight and can contend against GGG. Hearn may be confident in his man but it is a fact that ‘The special one’ will be stepping up in class after two routine wins against Frankie Gavin and a mandatory defense of his IBF Welterweight belt against Kevin Bizier.
People can argue that Golovkin also has not been fully tested with his best wins coming against Martin Murray, Willie Monroe Jr and most recently David Lemieux.
GGG pictured. (Image Source: BleacherReport)
Eubank ducks GGG
Fight fans were of the assumption that Chris Eubank Jr would be the man to fight Golovkin after him and his father Chris Eubank Senior have made considerable amounts of noise to fight the Khazak.
Whether talks have broken down or the offer was not right for both promotional teams, the Eubanks have some explaining to do when they face the media. Eubank may now look to fight the man who has been the only person to defeat him, Billy Jo Saunders.
No matter what happens in the fight, big credit has to go to Brook for taking the fight as well as both promotional teams for making it happen.