Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin did it again. Facing undefeated Kell Brook in England, Golovkin put his undefeated record and consecutive knockout streak on the line. While Brook was making a two-weight class jump, from welterweight to middleweight, he was consistently the heavier man months and weeks out.
The extra weight didn’t help Brook, as Golovkin’s power proved to be no match. Behind some early jabs, Golovkin wobbled Brook in the first round with some power in the corner, but Brook held on and ended the first on his feet.
Golovkin allowed Brook to throw in the second, as he typically does to gauge his opponent’s power. Brook landed some solid shots, snapping Golovkin’s head back, winning him the round. Golovkin became more aggressive in the third and fourth, with the only pause in the action due to Kell Brook slipping to the mat.
Golovkin started the fifth by backing Brook to the ropes and began teeing off on Kell. The Englishman held his arms out, as if the blows didn’t hurt, but Golovkin kept up the pressure. As the fifth started to wind down, Brook’s trainer climbed the apron and threw in the towel, ending the bout. It’s kind of weird, but Golovkin has another win, another knockout on the books.
— Ali (@ChocMilkSheikh) September 10, 2016
Next up for Golovkin, is Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Let’s hope that fight actually happens next year.