Let’s cut to the chase, Golovkin will win the fight. Not because he’s so much better than Kell Brook. But, his sharp and precise jab allows him to be comfortable at a distance. Brook is a proficient boxer who will test the skills of the two-fisted wrecking machine. To which I expect the champ to come forward using his natural speed leaving the Kazakh knockout artist to cut off the ring and counter with effective combinations.
He hits like an all-out assassin and there’s no training camp for that.
Brook came into the seven day weigh in at 167.8lbs (76.11 KGs) five pounds (2.26 kg) heavier than Golovkin. Going up two weight divisions will show effects on Sheffield’s undefeated world welterweight champion.
There’s a reason why Roy Jones is one of two men in professional boxing history to ever win a recognized world title at both the middleweight and heavyweight.
Most recently, Amir Khan at most weighed 160lbs (72.57 KGs) on fight night. He gave up over 25 pounds to Alvarez in the ring. Fighters who move up one weight class have a difficult time creating a degree of power to match. Usually that comes through years of hard work and pure natural ability.
Not to dismiss the pure ring skills of Brook. He’s a legit champion but this will be the biggest test of his career. Even though Golovkin is a smaller middleweight, this fight is still a mismatch. In addition to a combination of boxing skills, it will boil down to weight and the ability to absorb the formidable power of the naturally bigger man.
“Golovkin really hurt me with the body shots he took me down with. I gritted my teeth and got back up but when those body shots hit you, you don’t recover.” Fellow Britton Martin Murray told ESPN’s Nick Parkinson. Murray doesn’t expect the fight to last more than six rounds.