Judah: Brook Showed Golovkin is Not Invincible, Canelo Can Win

By Edward Chaykovsky

Last month, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin (36-0, 33KOs) took more than his fair share of punches when he traveled to the UK to defend his belts against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

After losing some of the early rounds, he eventually overpowered Brook and stopped him in the fifth round.

Even Golovkin's trainer, Abel Sanchez, was not very happy with the performance. He felt his boxer was trying too hard to get a knockout, which left him open to a lot of counters.


Former two division world champion Zab Judah was watching that fight very carefully. He was very impressed with Brook's performance. Judah is very curious to see the outcome of a fight where Golovkin is matched against an opponent who box and punch.

"[Brook] touched him. He let the world know that this man is not invincible, that he can be hit, he can be hurt," Judah told Sway.

"Kell was a small guy, he [eventually] got bombarded. He went in there and showed the world. Before the Kell Brook fight, nobody had ever seen GGG get hit - never. Now we see him take right hands, hooks, uppercuts... now we know he can be hit. So now, what happens if he meets a fighter with some good boxing skill and some good defense.

"I think that styles make fight. If you put in the right style with the right fighter - you can make anybody look like superman. But I think the moment that he fights a fighter, who knows how to use their defense and their offense at the same time - it's going to be an interesting fight."

The biggest fight in boxing is a matchup between Golovkin and Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (48-1-1, 34KOs). According to the oddsmakers, and most experts, Golovkin would be a solid favorite if the fight came together for next September.

Judah believes Canelo is more than capable of winning that fight - if he sticks to his boxing ability and uses his natural attributes.

"Listen, if Canelo goes in there and fights the right fight and boxes [he will win]. If he box like he should box, and use his speed and power, I think he could pull this off," Judah said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by xhiddenx87 on 10-24-2016

Showed doing what? He showed hiw you can have your orbital bone shattered... He was hittable a long time ago and still will be the next fights...the problem is his need to take his power away from him. Still,…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 10-24-2016

[QUOTE=RussTBE;17143913]So tired of hearing everyone in interviews say "canelo can win". Why doesnt canelo offer GGG a damn contract to fight next then? Canelo and his promoter dont share the confidence of his fans and supporters.[/QUOTE] Basically. Yeah, I think…

Comment by Vitar on 10-24-2016

[QUOTE=i got the keys;17144075]You want us to take your word over a boxer who has actually laced up gloves?[/QUOTE] Do you judge fights by commentators' remarks? They are actually sitting there.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 10-24-2016

technically, anyone ''can'' win a fight but what are the odds ? brook had some success over a short portion of the fight. it wasnt a 5 rd fight. tough break.

Comment by //// on 10-24-2016

THE ONE has spoken

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (30)
Top Headlines Jon Fernandez: We Just Had a Bad Game Plan For This Fight Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-Pacquiao - A Gem & a Pending Sham Foster Out-Boxes, Upsets Jon Fernandez in ShoBox Main Event Irvin Gonzalez Busier, Easily Beats Carlos Ramos Canelo Vows Quick Return: I Want To Fight in December Steven Ortiz Edges Wesley Ferrer By Majority Decision Misael Lopez Beats James Wilkins By Unanimous Decision Joshua: I'm The Best in The Division, No Doubt, It's Been Proven! Povetkin: I'm as Strong as Joshua, I Was Weaker With Klitschko Wilder, Fury Sign Contracts - Tour Begins on October 1 in London Luis Nery vs. Jason Conoy For WBC Silver, on October 6 Wilder-Fury Announcement Next Week; Likely 12/1, Staples Center Photos: Jayson Velez, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Puerto Rico Battle Joshua's Coach: Povetkin is Not Parker or Takam - He's Top Level Dutchover: Aguilar Won't Stop Me From Reaching Title Goal Sanchez: Golovkin a Little Angry Vegas Favors The House Fighter Povetkin: I Will Give Everything, It's One of My Last Big Chances Whyte: If Chisora Fights Me, It Will Be His Last Fight Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juanma Lopez - Square Up at Presser Photos: Campbell vs. Mendy, Okolie vs. Askin - Ready For Battle Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Vow Fireworks at Wembley Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Ready For War Munguia Satisfied With Adjustments, Saw Canelo as Big Winner Badou Jack: Stevenson on different level than guys Gvozdyk beat Joshua Out-Weighs Povetkin By Almost 25 Pounds In London Hopkins: Canelo Flipped Script On Golovkin, Walked Him Down David Price: Beating Sergey Kuzmin Can Be Life-Changing Joshua vs. Povetkin: Chris Kongo, John Docherty Added James Wilkins' Big Moment Has Arrived in ShoBox Debut Amir Khan Tells Anthony Joshua To Head To America For Legacy Malignaggi: Fans Won't Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao 2? Bullsh*t! BoxNation Announces Big Week of Live Shows DAZN Exec: No Reason Boxing Fans Shouldn't Come Check Us Out Iran Diaz Expects Tough Outing, Vows To Shock Sor Rungvisai Thurman: I Look Forward To Reminding Everyone I'm #1 at 147 Khan: I Can't End Career With Canelo Being My Only Big Fight! Photos: Michael Dutchover, Bergman Aguilar Ready For Battle Chocolatito Wants To Take Things Slow, Adapt More To 115 Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day

Latest Active Forum Threads