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Eubank Rips Golovkin: I Never Saw a Contract, Brook Fight is a Joke!

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Kell Brook will move up two weight divisions to face WBC, WBA, IBO and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on September 10 at London's O2 Arena.

The unbeaten Sheffield fighter had been expected to put his IBF welterweight title on the line against WBO titlist Jessie Vargas in a unification bout later this year.

However, in an unexpected twist, Brook will instead take on Golovkin, widely regarded as the best fighter at 160lbs and who has earned a reputation as a knockout specialist, having stopped 32 of his 35 opponents.

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Brook (36-0, with 25 KO wins) retains his status as IBF welterweight champion, a title he has defended against three underwhelming opponents since beating Shawn Porter by a close decision in California two years ago.

He has been craving a showdown against a big-name opponent although he and his handlers appeared content to continue campaigning at 147lbs.

Brook, though, had no hesitation in boldly agreeing to move up in weight.

Brook follows in the footsteps of fierce rival Amir Khan, who himself jumped up from welterweight to middleweight earlier this year to take on then WBC champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez. That fight, which Khan lost by a brutal sixth-round knockout, was fought at a catchweight of 155lbs and it is unknown whether Golovkin will make a similar concession in weight.

Golovkin (35-0, with 32 KO wins) has stopped his last 22 opponents, including Brook's compatriots Matthew Macklin and Martin Murray on his rise to the top of the middleweight rankings.

The 34-year-old, who is based in the United States, had seemingly been earmarked to next fight Chris Eubank Jr, who reacted with dismay to Friday's announcement.

He wrote on Twitter: "I haven't been shown one contract since my fight with GGG was announced. I'm still ready & waiting to sign. Fighting Brook is a joke #2Small."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 07-09-2016

it is Eubank Jnr's fault that Golovkin had to select a poor opponent and last time before that it was Saunders fault and the time before that it was Canelo's fault and the time before that it was that fat…

Comment by //// on 07-09-2016

eubank's own promoter is in conspiracy against him? lol

Comment by TudorMiron on 07-09-2016

[QUOTE=Jubei;16849115]Eubank Sr ruined it for his son. Eubank Jr needs to step up and make his own decisions. The fight was there for him for 2 weeks to sign. But his father did not even allow his son to talk…

Comment by hugh grant on 07-09-2016

I'm disapointed with eubank, even more so when you take into consideration all the chit chat beforehand. GGG was giving eubank the opportunity to become someone in boxing. Juniur is onkly famous for 2 things and that is being seniors…

Comment by Sugar Adam Ali on 07-09-2016

Lmao at Eubanks.... Even Hearn said Eubanks wouldn't commit.. Don't hate because a welter got bigger balls than you

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