Kell Brook reveals Gennady Golovkin fight plan, eyes 154 move

Kell Brook

Lawrence Lustig

Kell Brook is set to campaign in the super-welterweight division after going down to a first defeat in 37 bouts against Gennady Golovkin at the weekend.

The 30 year-old Yorkshireman suffered facial damage requiring surgery in the fight and sees his immediate future at 154 pounds following what was the hardest night of his career so far.

Trainer Dominic Ingle called off the fight due to the ailment which halted Brook from carrying out his gameplan to bamboozle Golovkin in the later rounds.

At the time of the stoppage, Brook was level on two of the judge’s cards, whilst a third had ‘The Special One’ two points up.

“I’m devastated. I expected him to be a bigger puncher. I think in the second round broke my eye socket, he caught me with a shot and I was starting to settle into the fight but I was seeing three or four of them so it was hard to get through it. I was tricking him, his shots were coming underneath and I was frustrating him. I was starting to settle into him but when you see three of four of them, it is hard to carry on,” said Brook after the fight.

“Believe me, I hurt him. When you’re in a fight, you can see every movement of a fighter and I saw his legs buckle a couple of times. I was starting to settle in. He’s a scary champion, nobody wants to fight him but I would fight him again. He is a great champion. I’m trying to give back to the fans and I hope they enjoyed the fight while it lasted. I wished I could go on but when there are five of him you don’t know which one to hit.

“We’ll go back to the drawing board, go on the machines. I have put a lot of muscle on. I think I’d be more suited to 154lb, I think I would be big and strong. I’d love the winner of Liam Smith v Canelo. I’ve jumped up two weight divisions and boxed a man everyone is running away from. It wasn’t my night, I am gutted because there was much, much more to come from me and I was just getting started but I was seeing five of them out there, I think I have bust an eye socket.

“I am a warrior, I want to carry it on, but my team watching it from the outside. You would have to kill me in here. I was starting to come on and I was starting to get into the fight. We knew the first five or six rounds were going to be very tough and then we were going to start boxing and taking over. “