Welterweight champion Kell Brook has scaled a massive 176 pounds at the World Boxing Council’s 30-day check weigh-in.
The ritual carried out by the WBC, which allows the organization to monitor how a fighter loses weight prior to a contest, raised considerable eyebrows when announced on Wednesday.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn had urged fans to take heed of the weights last week when commenting on discussions about the divide between the two as the Briton is known to have to boil down considerably to make 147.
As the boxers approach the four-week mark to their clash to crown the middleweight king, Brook could pass for a super-middleweight who expects to make 168.
Golovkin is just five pounds away from easing himself into the 160 pound limit, although Brook still has over a UK stone to lose in order to be able to challenge for the titles on September 10.
The numbers prove just how stringent Brook has to be in order to mix it with the welterweight division and must now be an indication of how important it is for the Yorkshireman to move up, at the very least to 154 pounds.
‘GGG’ remains the favourite for victory when the pair trade blows at the O2 Arena in London, whilst those debates over Brook being heavily out-weighed need to be re-addressed from this week.