WOW! Gennady Golovkin showed why he’s the real deal with a stunning knockout victory against Kell Brook on Sept. 10 in the most eagerly anticipated boxing event of the year. Well done, champ! You ARE the best pound for pound fighter in the world!
The fight took place at London’s The O2, and was always going to be a battle to behold. Going into the fight, ‘Triple G’ held an unbelievable record of 35 fights, 35 wins, with 32 of those being knockouts. Kell was no slouch himself, have 36 wins from just as many fights, with 25 KOs to his name. Something just had to give!
THE TOWEL HAS BEEN THROWN IN AND GOLOVKIN BEATS BROOK BY TKO!!!
WHAT A FIGHT!!! 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
— Strictly Boxing Fans (@BoxingBritain1) September 10, 2016
Well, the fight started in typically explosive fashion, as we hoped from these two incredible fighters. Gennady worked his jab effectively, while Kell had his defense up early, keeping his rival at bay. But that wasn’t enough when he was caught hard by ‘Triple G’ in the opening round with a vicious left hook. Somehow, Kell stayed on his feet and caught Gennady with some fierce punches himself.
Round 2, and Kell and Gennady still were doing their best to counter-punch one another with some great combo boxing. It looked like Kell had the better of things in the second round, and that hardly ever happens!
Gennady really did start to assert his dominance though, and in round 5, in controversial fashion, a flurry of punches to Kell’s head forced the ref to stop the fight. Gennady won by technical knockout! You have to say, despite the fans boos it was deserved.
It was always going to be a different fight for Kell, who had to go up two weight divisions to fight Gennady, the Kazakhstan-born legend. But, as he said before, as a champ in his own welterweight division it was a gamble he had to make because he’d fought everyone that was in his wake. He needed a new challenge!
As for Gennady, he will always be recognized as one of the pound for pound best fighters of all-time. He’s an absolutely incredible boxer, combining guile with power and speed. A great champ.
HollywoodLifers, are you surprised by the result? Did you expect that ending?