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GGG to fight Kell Brook on Sept. 10

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Finally, Gennady Golovkin will fight a world-class opponent when he takes on Kell Brook on September 10 at London’s O2 Arena. Brook is a much-lighter fighter as the current IBF welterweight champion, but he is a very tough fighter with great speed that may be able to carry his power up two weight classes.

The fight, though, screams as a response for Canelo Alvarez’ fight again Amir Khan in May. The WBA Super, WBC, and IBF world middleweight champion will take on a naturally lighter fighter who has certain skills that could test him.

Golovkin has been desperate to find worthy opponents since being blown off by Alvares, middleweight title holder Billy Joe Saunders and middleweight title contender Chris Eubank Jr. Brook was trying to finalize a fight deal against Jessie Vargas, but that hit a snag as the two sides could not agree on a proper split, so instead the Golovkin camp tempted him to move up to 160 pounds for a fight against a very popular opponent.

For Brook, the fight really is no risk because if he loses it wouldn’t affect any sort of standing two weight classes down. If he wins it would be a massive stunner, but would immediately make him a star.

Hopefully, a fight against Brook in September will lead to another fight for GGG against a world-class opponent, which does seem to be something he needs before he fights Alvarez, who has fought everybody possible and become a hugely popular Pay Per View star. Golovkin’s opponents have not featured anybody of note except maybe David Lemieux.

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