After months of trash talk, we’re finally here. Gennady Golovkin, 34, takes on Kell Brook, 30, for the middleweight championship of the world at 5.30pm EST. Both fighters are unbeaten, so something has to give. Watch all the action with us live right here!
The bout, between welterweight world champion Kell and the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight holder Gennady, is going to be be so fierce on so many levels. Gennady is 35 wins from 35 fights, with 32 of those coming by the way of knockout. Kell is no slouch either winning all of his 36 fights, with 25 of those being KOs.
But this is a difficult fight for Kell, who has gone up two weight divisions to challenge the Kazakhstan champ in London at the O2 Arena. It’s a battle that Kell has admitted he’s venturing into the unknown with, but one he will relish.
“I’m entering unknown territory but I’m full of energy and will be explosive with the extra pounds,” Brook said at the weigh-in on Sept. 9 that was attended by over 1,000 eager fight fans. “There’s a lot of politics in boxing and it’s destroying the game. And if you can’t get massive fights at your weight, you may have to jump a division or two.”
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will between Gennady and Kell? Can the British star defeat arguably the greatest man in boxing?