Kell Brook says he’s fully ready for his fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for their scheduled bout on September 10, and he’s ready to reduce the Kazakhstan fighter to shreds when he gets in there with him. Brook says he can’t wait to rip into Golovkin and take his titles away from him on the night.
Brook will have plenty of support from the audience of 20,000 fans at the O2 Arena in London, England. There might be a handful of Golovkin fans inside the entire arena, and perhaps not even enough to hear a peep from them. Brook has always gained strength from his crowds, and I expect no difference in this fight.
“This is my dream. No British fighter in history has got a win like this one. Every single day I’m pushing myself to get this win. I’m very confident and I’m big, strong and heavy. I’m ready to rip into Golovkin,” said Brook to skysports.com.
Golovkin will make it easy for Brook to land his big power shots, because the Kazakhstan fighter will be leading with his face like always does and practically begging to be punched hard. Golovkin is there to be hit due to his slow hands and his bad habit of walking into shots.
This will be Golovkin’s first fight in facing a true world class fighter, and I suspect that he’ll be out of his depth almost immediately. The last time that Golovkin fought a marginally talented fighter was in his fight against Kassim Ouma five years ago in 2011, and Golovkin took a bad beating in that fight. He was fortunate not to be knocked out in that fight because he was hit quite a big in that fight. Believe me; it’s going to be much harder for Golovkin on September 10 in his fight against Brook, because he’s facing a better fighter than he’s ever fought before. That’s the entire problem that GGG has. He hasn’t been fighting good opponent and now he’s stepping it up for the first time at the wrong time of his career.
“I will find a way to win. These fighters who’ve been in with him have already lost before they went in. I’ve faced death in the face and this is fun to me,” said Brook. “In this fight I’m going to be able to do what I want when I want as often as I want.”
Brook can do everything that Golovkin can do, but he’s get much better hand speed and defensive skills. The power between them is pretty equal. If Golovkin does have an advantage, it’s not enough to make any real difference. The real difference between them is the talent. Brook is so much better than Golovkin that it’s not even funny.