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Brook Taking Inspiration from Sugar Ray Leonard

The announcement that Kell Brook was stepping up in weight to take on Gennady Golovkin caught most of us by surprise and even more so when we were all following the speculation relating to Chris Eubank Jnr being the next opponent for the dominant middleweight champion.

Since the announcement was made, opinion has been split. Some pundits are of the opinion that Brook will be blasted out inside the distance whilst others believe Brook’s speed and skill could be the deciding factor.

But, the last time we saw a British fighter take the leap from welterweight to middleweight, we saw Amir Khan knocked clean out, could something similar happen to Brook?

However, as you’d expect, Brook remains supremely confident that he can be the first man to defeat Golovkin in in a battle of two unbeaten fighters.

In fact Brook is drawing inspiration from a Boxing legend when it comes to the task ahead, remarking,

'The greats have gone on, like Sugar Ray Leonard, to win titles in the heavier divisions.

'To be a great fighter, you have to do great things. For me, a welterweight, to step up against one of the most feared fighters in the world, I'll have to do everything right. If I don't, I'll come up short.

'We're going to put the hard work in in training. We will go through hell in that training camp but that's what you have to do to reach greatness.

'When it was floated, I jumped at the chance. I'm doing it for the fans.'


Having seen Golovkin in action, I reckon Brook will be the third British boxer to lose to Golovkin, following in the footsteps of Martin Murray and Matthew Macklin.

But that’s only my view, what’s yours?


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 15 2016

Time: 6:20PM

 

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