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Brook on GGG test: I’m huge at 147, I’ll carry my power to 160

Phil Jay 09/07/2016

Lawrence Lustig

Welterweight world title holder Kell Brook is convinced he can still be the same fighter at almost a stone heavier as the Briton prepares for the fight of his life on September 10.

‘The Special One’ gains home advantage for a mouth-watering attempt to end the middleweight reign of Gennady Golovkin as both boxers put their undefeated records up at the O2 Arena in London.

Brook has chosen to move up two weight divisions in order to enhance his reputation further and fully believes the tools that took him to a lofty positon at 147 pounds can aid him in defeating Golovkin at 160.

“When this fight got offered to me I accepted within minutes and I can’t wait,” said Brook.

“Everyone knows I’m a huge welterweight and I know I will carry my speed and accuracy and even more power through the weights.

“This is the ultimate fight, one of the biggest international fights the country has seen in many years – you have seen some huge names run from GGG but I’m running to him.

“I’m a special fighter and I will show the world on September 10,” he added.

Golovkin comes to the United Kingdom for the first time and with a fierce reputation, having finished his last 22 fights early and knocked out over 90% of his 35 opponents on his way to becoming one of the best pound for pound operators on the planet.

In contrast, Brook has struggled to nail down big names since a standout win over Shawn Porter in the US two years ago but does have the home crowd in his favour as he bids to shock the boxing world in the fall.