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Brook to face tough opposition in September

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British boxer and IBF Welterweight champion, Kell Brook, will face up against undisputed world middleweight champion, Gennady Golovkin on September 10.

Golovkin, who will arrive in London for his first fight in England, is unbeaten in 35 fights, including win by knockout on 32 occasions.

But the 34 year old has faced British opponent’s on two occasions; firstly, knocking out Matt Macklin after three rounds in 2011, before overcoming Martin Murray in eleven rounds last year; both in title defences.

But this fight may not have happened. It looked like British middleweight champion, Chris Eubank Jr, was prepared to face the boxer from Kazakhstan, but Brook’s people got in first.

“When this fight was offered I accepted in a minute. I’m a huge welterweight and I will carry my speed, accuracy and power through the weights,” said Brook.

“This is the ultimate fight, one of the biggest international fights this country has seen in many years.

“You have seen some huge names run from Golovkin but I’m running to him. I’m a special fighter and I will show the world on 10 September.”

Brook is following, hopefully more successfully, in the footsteps of fellow British boxer, Amir Khan, in jumping two weight categories after Khan faced Mexico’s WBC middleweight champion, Saul Alvarez, back in May.

“I’m very excited to be fighting in front of the great British boxing fans and promise another ‘big drama’ show,” said Golovkin.

IBF Welterweight

About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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