In a strange turn of events, British welterweight Kell Brook will be fighting middleweight powerhouse Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin in a fight announced for September 10th in London. Betting odds are already out and you can read our thoughts on Brook vs Golovkin here…
Gennady Golovkin has opened as a 7-to-1 favorite over Kell Brook, who pays 4-to-1 as the underdog. Please check out these online betting sites for the latest odds.
Kell Brook was not the opponent many had in mind for Golovkin, but it seems that promoters are always one step ahead and had a contract ready for Brook to sign once talks with Chris Eubank Junior fell through.
Boxing fans are wondering why on earth this fight is even happening, but it seems Kell Brook has taken the same route as Amir Khan did when fighting Canelo. Golovkin is a huge name that guarantees a big payday, and even if he loses his star power still rises for even accepting such a challenge.
One major advantage for Kell Brook is that the fight is taking place in London, where he figures to have huge support behind him as the ‘home fighter’. You would think that Brook needs to win on points, because Golovkin has shown a granite chin against hard-hitting middleweights, let alone a fighter who hasn’t shown much power at welterweight.