This year has been a fine example of the UK’s sudden incline in world boxing. World champions scattered across almost every weight class, and these next 4 weeks will see more British fighters plunge into significant world title attempts. But Britain is also becoming a hot bed for some of the best talent in boxing. Zolani Tete is already becoming…
Golovkin Rumoured To Be Unwell Coming Into Brook Fight
Gennady Golovkin has been feeling unwell this week coming into his fight with Kell Brook in London it has been reported, which might in some people’s view, now give Brook an ever so slightly better chance than what he had before.
Undefeated middleweight knockout artist Golovkin flew into the UK last Sunday and was understandably tired after a long flight, but it appears as the week has gone on this feeling of being unwell has continued.
Promoter Eddie Hearn eluded to the fact earlier in the week that he didn’t think Golovkin looked great and mentioned that he had cancelled all his media and interviews after the final pre-fight press conference yesterday.
This notion from Hearn has been backed up by journalist Ron Lewis who said:
Golovkin cut short the number of interviews he did at today’s #GolovkinBrook press conference because he was feeling unwell
— Ron Lewis (@RonLewisTimes) September 8, 2016
Now this doesn’t necessarily have any bearing on what will happen on Saturday night at all, it could just very well be that he is feeling a bit rough after only getting to the UK last Sunday while having to make a weight cut to the middleweight limit of 160ls.
But it might give Brook supporters a little bit more hope that their man could be facing a less than 100% Gennady Golovkin, with Brook by all accounts in the shape of his life.
It is also worth pointing out however, that Golovkin was rumoured to have been suffering with a very bad flu when he fought Gabriel Rosado back in January 2013 – but still stopped him in a 7 round bloodbath.
The clock is now ticking to Golovkin vs Brook, just one day away.
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