Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez won’t be fighting this year, that’s the bad news. The good news is that Triple-G found himself a great opponent in the undefeated Kell Brook. The problem for Brook and boxing fans, is that the 30-year-old British fighter will be coming up two full weight classes to tangle with a guy who has destroyed every opponent he’s faced as a professional.
Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) is a thrilling fighter, with speed and power unmatched by most welterweights. He’s currently ranked No. 1 in The Ring’s welterweight rankings. But Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) is No. 3 in the magazine’s pound-for-pound rankings and might be the most dominant fighter on the planet right now. Still, Brook has always been big for a welterweight and will only be giving up an inch in height to Golovkin.
The fight will be at the O2 Arena in London on September 10, giving British fans a chance to cheer on the best fighter their country has to offer.
Brook was in the process of finalizing a welterweight title unification bout with Jesse Vargas but claims he accepted an offer to fight Golovkin immediately. Meanwhile, Triple-G’s management were trying to finalize a deal for their man to face middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. after negotiations with Canelo Alvarez fell apart weeks ago. Alvarez will move back down to light middleweight to fight Liam Smith for the WBO light middleweight title on September 17.
The world wants to see Golovkin and Alvarez finally square off after they’ve danced around each other for the past two years. At least we’ll get an interesting tactical matchup between the quick Brook and the powerful Triple-G in the meantime.