Golovkin is going to be ‘Mission Impossible’ for Kell Brook
The current IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) shocked everyone by announcing that he will be facing the undefeated middleweight knockout artist Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) on Sep 10 for his IBF, WBA and WBC titles.
The Golovkin-Brook fight is being compared with Canelo-Khan bout and people are expecting similar outcome if not worse for the Brit, as “GGG” is a far more dangerous opponent than Canelo and he is currently on an amazing 21 consecutive knockout streak.
When Canelo knocked out Khan in a devastating fashion, it looks as though the hugely anticipated Canelo-Golovkin fight is all set to go, however Canelo, in a shocking turn of events, vacated his WBC middleweight title in order to gift wrap and handed over the belt to “Golden Boy” so that he won’t have to face the P4P no.1 Kazakh champion in the near future. “Cinnamon” is set for WBO light middleweight title fight with Liam Smith on Sep 17.
All the talks of Golovkin’s next opponent were revolving around Chris Eubank Jr. but strangely enough when everything seemed to finalized and everyone was expecting an announcement, the news of Golovkin-Brook broke that stunned everyone.
Brook’s trainer, Dominic Ingle explained why this fight is going to be different than Canelo-Khan bout, he said: “If I’m being honest, it [the Golovkin fight] wasn’t the first choice. The difference is that Khan’s been in that position, way, way back – Briedis Prescott, Danny Garcia – he knows what it’s like to get chinned,” he told Boxing News.”
“Being in that position where you’ve been a superstar and then you haven’t lived up to the hype, I suppose you get hardened to that. When you’ve been chinned twice, he knew what the worst-case scenario was, regardless of what he’s telling people, as a fighter you know, you go into that ring knowing your strengths and weaknesses. If he said he went into that fight not knowing there was a chance of getting knocked out, I don’t believe him.”
“But he’s still got a big following so he probably knows that life after getting knocked out probably isn’t as bad as you think. No matter what Amir Khan does he will always have people backing him. Kell Brook’s not in that position, he has an unbeaten record. He’s going into this fight with the mindset of being able to win, not thinking ‘oh I can do alright if I finish on my feet’ or whatever, that’s not really in Kell’s make-up. He doesn’t know what defeat is. For Kell, failure is not an option. That’s why it’s a different fight to Canelo and Khan.”
Like Amir “King” Khan, Brook will also be adding a lot of weight to fight the “God of War” at 160. Let’s hope he puts up a better show than his British rival Khan or better yet, let’s hope this trend of jumping up multiple weight classes just comes to an end.