Carl Froch questions whether it will be a wise move on WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith’s part to get into the trenches with Saul “Canelo Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) and look to slug with him this Saturday night in their fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Two undefeated world champions went face-to-face for the first time in New York. Watch the Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook press conference.
It started sometime early this year. HBO announced Andre Ward had signed a 3 fight contract with stipulations that he would be moving up and facing Sergey Kovalev in late 2016. Jim Lampley said something that stuck out to me.
A new boxing sensation has arrived on the scene.
Gervonta Davis is ready to take the next step and become the future of the sport. It began with him capturing the IBF super-featherweight title with a dominant seventh round knockout of champion Juan Pedraza at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn.
The oddmakers made Davis a prohibitive underdog in the fight because of his inexperience inside the ring. The youngster showed the poise needed to become a champion, and convinced the skeptics that he’s here to stay. The reality of him winning a title in his 17th pro fight at the ripe old age of 22 years old is quite astounding.
Unbeaten British fighter Kell Brook (36-0 25 KOs) had better be biting down hard on his gum-shield on September 10, because his opponent IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is promising a real “drama show” when the two of them get inside the ring.
Most people who follow boxing are counting out Kell Brook in his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England. However, if you were to evaluate your prediction, based on how judges score rounds, you may think otherwise. Of course, this analysis is based on Brook surviving the 12 rounds against the knockout artist, Gennady Golovkin.
I believe Brook has a solid chance in making it through the 12 rounds to hear a decision, because Brook has fought 11 out of 36 fights for a decision, or 31% of his fights went to decision. On the other hand, Golovkin has fought 35 fights and only 3 went to decision, for a low 9%.
You can argue that because Golovkin is used to knocking out his opponents, he did not have to go the distance, but you can also argue that he lacks experience in having to go the distance, or have the stamina to go the distance, which gives Brook the advantage.
If the fight does go to decision, then let’s examine how fights are scored. The judges determine rounds by the following:
Effective Aggression-In other words, the fighter who gives the impression that he is dominating by landing punches and avoiding punches. Golovkin is excellent in cutting the ring, throwing solid and clean punches. Brook also can win this rating factor, because he will land punches via counter punch and has excellent reflects to avoid punches. I predict a DRAW in this rating factor.
Ring Generalship- The fighter who controls the action and enforces his will and style. Brook will clinch, land counter punches, and avoid punches. This is the style that won against a determined Shawn Porter, and thus this style will frustrate Golovkin, who has never fought a fighter with this skill set. I predict Brook in this rating factor.
Defense- The simple word of using techniques to avoid getting punched, such techniques as slipping, blocking punches, etc. Brook will be on survival mode and when you’re on survival mode your reflexes and senses are extremely sharp. Golovkin will be in brawler mode looking to KO Brook so that he doesn’t have to avoid a decision in Brook’s home court. I believe because of this, Golovkin isn’t thinking defense at all. And, why should he? He is the Goliath while Brook is David. Hence, this rating factor will go to Brook.
Hard and Clean Punches- No need to explain this rating factor. I’ve read enough articles and comments to know that the writers and audience of this website understand boxing. It’s clear Golovkin has shown that he can throw his hands, and he throws it with bad intentions. He also lands cleanly because of his composure and confidence. Rating factor, to Golovkin.
Analyzing the above and based on boxing rating factors, I predict Brook will win by Majority Decision (MD). We make sound predictions based on history, and Brook’s historical fight record shows two MDs. Come September 10, 2016 he may earn his third.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he didn’t like the way welterweight Kell Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle stepped in and threw in the towel in the 5th round in the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight last September. Mayweather says it looked “like a fix” the way Ingle tossed the towel in suddenly in the 5th.
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin says he’s ready for a “street fight” against Kell Brook this Saturday night in their fight on HBO and Sky Box Office pay-per-view. Golovkin says he wants the fight to be a “crazy” street fight, because he wants to go toe-to-toe with the 30-year-old Brook.
IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) says he’s putting his entire focus on his next opponent Kell Brook, because Carl Froch, Chris Eubank Jr., Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders are acting like clowns.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday for his fight against Argentinian David Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Welterweight contender Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero thinks it’s funny that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is fighting a welterweight in Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs)
Former IBF/WBA/WBC featherweight champion Naseem Hamed believes that the unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) can pull off an upset this Saturday night against IBF/IBO/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) if he boxes him clever, uses his jab and avoids getting hit by his big shots. Hamed, 42, believes that Brook can get the job done on Saturday night in their fight at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton believes that welterweight Kell Brook will do well for a few rounds in his title challenge against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0 32 KOs)
Former two division world champion Ricky Hatton says IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is on the verge of facing his toughest test of his 10-year pro career this Saturday night on September 10 against Britain’s Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, England.
David Haye and Tony Bellew had an uneventful meeting for their The Gloves Are Off taping on Friday without the two of them going at it. Haye said they needed to have a 10 minute cooling off period when things started to get heated at one point.
Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) says he can’t wait to get the 33-year-old Bellew into the ring on March 4 so he can belt him around the ring and knock him out quickly. Haye says he’s hoping Bellew can bring some talent to the ring, because he would like to see the fight make it to the 5th or 6th rounds for the boxing fans. But, Haye doesn’t see the talented needed for Bellew to do much in this fight other than get knocked out quickly in front of the fans at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Britain’s David Haye thinks this would be the perfect time for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) to face unbeaten WBC heavyweight champ Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) with him coming off a bad biceps and hand injury to his right hand.
The 6’7” Wilder broke his right hand and suffered a torn bicep in his 8th round knockout victory over Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
Kell Brooks’ fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) was a costly one, as he not only lost the fight by a 5th round knockout, but he also suffered a broken right eye socket. Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle threw in the towel during the 5th round to have the fight stopped.
Eddie Hearn says he’d like to match his heavyweight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) against unbeaten American heavyweight Jarrell Miller (18-0, 16 KOs). Hearn says he’s going to speak with those fighters to see if they’d be interested in the fight. Hearn says he already spoke with Showtime Sports executive Stephen Espinoza about the fight, and he’s in favor of it.
In has to be seen as an upside world, Kell Brook’s failure against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin last Saturday night could be rewarded with a big money fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next May. Instead of Golovkin getting the fight against Canelo, it appears that the interest is in Brook getting the fight.
Bernard Hopkins of Golden Boy Promotions thinks IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is a hypocrite for criticizing Golden Boy fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the past for him fighting Amir Khan in their fight last May on HBO pay-per-view.
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