Kell Brooks reputation has been enhanced despite his fifth-round strike demolish to the world middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, says he knew his capital would rise
Kell Brooks reputation has been enhanced despite his fifth-round stoppage demolish by the world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. The American broadcaster HBO is keen on manufacturing the Sheffield boxer one of the main soldiers in their stable and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, contends the Mexican superstar Sal Canelo lvarez is his natural next opponent.
Brook, who retains his IBF welterweight belt, will have surgery the coming week on a busted eye socket it is expected he will make a full retrieval suffered in the second round. But despite that great impediment he threw the WBA, WBC and IBF champion plenty of troubles in the first four rounds until his tutor, Dominic Ingle, stepped in when Brook started taking too many pierces in the fifth, much to the fury of his followers at the O2 .
Hearn said it was the right decision because Brook are now living to oppose another day: I always knew that whatever happened in this fight, Kell Brook would compete with Gennady Golovkin, he said.
So if he lost, his capital would increase considerably, and I feel it has. He was superb and although the fans didnt like it, but if he shatters that jawbone it is the end of his career.
Peter Nelson from HBO has spoken to me and said: Canelo? And its the natural campaign. Kell yields Golovkin the best fight hes had in his career and Canelo says: Ill opposed Kell Brook and do a better profession. Hes got a lot of options.
Brook has until the end of next month to decide whether to keep his welterweight belt but he intimated he is inclined to moved up to sunlight middleweight unless a animosity match against Amir Khan materialises at welterweight, because it is so hard to boil down from 13 stone to the 10 st 7lb limit.
Brook said: I belief my load and my forte will be at 154 lb, light-middleweight. Im unstoppable at that heavines, Im looking at the Canelo and Liam Smith WBO world title pushed next weekend. I would enjoy the win. Parties have examined Ive got a big heart in there and Im willing to fight with the biggest punchers. There is so much to give and 154 is going to be my weight.
He declared he felt devastated after falling short in a fight that will go down as a minor classic. Im just gutted, he said. I got caught in the second round and it smashed my eye socket. One Golovkin is hard enough but when you meet three or four of him out there
It was tough because I was coming back with shoots and I felt I was in the fight. I was unnerving him, I was rocking him, and I could see in his eyes the kills were throbbing him, but it was getting tough looking three or four of him. I remained tapping my eye to deliver it into focus then he would wham me on it and it would be back to three, four Golovkins. Im devastated.
The decision of Brooks trainer was roundly booed by the 17,000 followers within the O2 but Golovkin too believed it was the right decision. I think he is smart, I respect his angle, his coach-and-four, he said. Earnestly, the last round, he cant breathe, he cant move, he was finished.
Golovkins trainer, Abel Sanchez, concurred: Brook got caught with eight or nine clean perforates, and while they are not able to have been devastating they are the perforates that hurt yourself permanently. Brook was a fighter, and he wasnt going to give up but you cant let 20,000 tutors in the audience prescribe what is happening in a fighter and Dominic Ingle did the right thing.
Golovkin strengthened his intention to unify the middleweight divide by contributing the WBO belt of Britains Billy Joe Saunders and the 27 -year-old from Welwyn Garden City said he would be willing to introduced his belt on the line.
Saunders said: I am ready for the fight. Im going to fight on October 29 but then I will be set to face him.
Whatever date Golovkin wants to do I will be ready. He is a lot of champion but I have encountered enough missteps that I know I can uncover when we engage. I know I am the fight he craves but he should know that Im a fully fledged middleweight and Kell Brook is a welterweight. There is no welterweight here.
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