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Brook faces Golovkin in mega middleweight fight

 

Updated 8th July 2016

Ingle Gym's undefeated World Welterweight Champion Kell Brook is set to face Gennady Golovkin for his IBF, WBA, WBC and IBO Middleweight World titles at The O2, London, September 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office and HBO World Championship Boxing.

 

The two unbeaten stars collide in the capital with the US-based Kazakh KO king Golovkin stepping into the ring as a defending champion for the 16th time.

 

 

Brook – who will retain his status as IBF Welterweight champion – has been hunting a major fight since landing the World title, and the 30-year-old Sheffielder believes he has what it takes to defeat Golovkin and become boxing’s biggest star.

 

 

The 34-year-old is aiming to maintain his incredible knockout ratio (32 of his 35 fights ending early) and when he faces the Sheffield star in his first fight in the UK.

 

“I’m very excited to be fighting in front of the great British boxing fans and promise another ‘Big Drama Show’ against Kell Brook,” said Golovkin.

 

Most recently Golovkin has sold out famed venues in the United States, Madison Square Garden in New York City and The Fabulous Forum in Los Angeles.

 

On October 17, 2015 Golovkin knocked out IBF Middleweight World Champion David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden in front of 20,548. Most recently, Golovkin stopped undefeated mandatory challenger Dominic Wade in the second round of their clash at the sold-out Fabulous Forum in April. 

 

‘GGG’ has beaten two British fighters already in his career in Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray, but Brook will be out to take his mantel as the World’s most feared fighter. ‘The Special One’ moves up from Welterweight where he holds the IBF title that he ripped from Shawn Porter in August 2014, defending it three times since then with KO wins in all to take his own impressive unbeaten record to 36-0 with 25 wins inside the distance.

 

Adam Smith Head of Boxing at Sky Sports said“What a massive announcement! It’s the kind of an astonishing twist that can only happen in our sport. Britain’s longest reigning unbeaten fighter and world welterweight champion Kell Brook moves up to challenge Gennady Golovkin who brings his world middleweight titles to our shores. With 71 wins between them, 57 by knockout and no defeats, it’s a wonderful clash and a huge opportunity for Sheffield’s ‘Special One’. It promises to be another great night on Sky Sports Box Office!” 

 

Information on ticket on-sale dates and prices will be released early next week.

 

 

  

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