Before he even laces up his gloves to fight Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook has already won, or should I say “He can’t lose.” Literally, all the pressure is on Golovkin. If Brook loses, well that’s okay because he went up two weight classes and fought the best in the division. If he wins, then he is instantly a new star in the sport. Let’s also not forget the huge purse of £3 million Brook will get just for showing up to the fight.
On the flip side of the coin, Golovkin is expected to produce a victory. However, he isn’t expected to just win, he is expected to knock Kell Brook out or, at very least, stop him. Should Golovkin fail to do this or lose, then he could potentially cost himself a fight against Canelo Alvarez, which is one of the most lucrative fights in boxing today. With all things being considered, do I think Kell Brook will come out victorious over Gennady Golovkin? No, not at all. Listen, Kell Brook is a hell of a fighter, but Golovkin is simply too big, too powerful, too good, for Brook to beat. I mean the guy is skipping a whole division just to fight one of the most feared and top pound for pound fighters in the sport. Jumping weight division has not turned out so well for other fighters in the past. To be completely honest, Golovkin should be ashamed of picking Brook as an opponent. Especially, after he talked about Canelo’s decision to fight welterweight Amir Khan. Golovkin told fightnews.com-
“It’s not a good sport. Khan may have more speed but he’s too small to compete against Alvarez”
Golovkin also stated to the LA Times that Canelo-Khan is not good for boxing. Well, aren’t we the hypocrite Mr. Golovkin. Just as I said with Canelo-Khan, this is simply a money fight. A chance for both guys to cash in on their celebrity. Even though all the pressure is on Golovkin, the odds are also stacked in his favor. Real boxing fans know that this is a fight designed to appeal to the common fan, who just wants to see someone get knocked out. What do you think? Leave a comment below, on Facebook, or on Twitter @HeavyBagBoxing. Thanks for reading and being a fan of the sweet science.