Kell Brook’s stablemate Tony Bellew has backed the current welterweight champion to provide a solid challenge to middleweight king Gennady Golovkin on September 10.
Due to Brook’s past run-ins with the scales, Bellew believes ‘The Special One’ will embrace the thirteen-pound weight differential and make a few people eat their words when he collides with Golovkin at the O2 Arena.
“It’s a tough one to say and I’m not going to stand here and say, ‘Kell Brook is going to knock out Gennady Golovkin’ or even that he’s going to beat Gennady Golovkin because you can’t make a claim for that in any way, shape or form – looking at what they’ve done,” Bellew told Sky Sports News HQ.
“What I will say is that Kell Brook (weighing) over 147 pounds is going to be a serious test for anybody. At 147 he’s been killing himself for many years.
“I’ve been at press conferences with Kell Brook on a Wednesday and then seen him at the weigh-in on Friday and he looks ill. I know exactly what that can do to the body. Me making 175 pounds was just like Kell making 147 pounds – absolutely dead at the weight.
“Dave Coldwell told me when Kell Brook is at eleven stone he’s the most vicious thing he’s seen and he’s untouchable. He’s going to need to that obviously against Gennady Golovkin.
“GGG hasn’t yet faced someone with the finesse of Kell Brook, the speed, movement and awkward angles and he’s in for a really hard fight. Unless he lands something really big, really early…this is going to be a really hard night for him.
“Kell Brook has all the attributes and is at that elite level to provide a stern test for GGG,” he added.
Bellew himself has announced a first defence of his WBC cruiserweight title for October in his hometown of Liverpool.