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Macklin Warns Brook: Golovkin is Smart, Don't Let Him Read You

By Edward Chaykovsky

Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin knows a thing or two about IBO/IBF/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin.

Macklin faced him in June of 2013 and was knocked out in the third round with a huge hook to the body. Macklin went down for the count when the punch connected.

On September 10th at the O2 Arena in London, Macklin's good friend - IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, will challenge Golovkin for his middleweight titles. Brook is moving up by thirteen pounds for the contest.

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According to Sky Sports, Macklin visited Brook in training camp and gave him some advice and pointers to use against the dangerous puncher.  

Macklin told Brook: "You cannot allow him to read you. He is a very intelligent fighter; he is not just a puncher. He never really caught me with a big shot to the head. Your jab is a ramrod but so is his so I'm curious to see how that goes when the battle of the jabs occurs in the fight.

"What I found with him is his punches were quite unorthodox and his balance was exceptional. That was the thing that stood out to me along with how quickly he was able to cut the ring off so it is important that your movement is very good in this fight."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 08-28-2016

imo kell should time and ride the shots to take the weight out of them on his way out, the ingles have a history with balance and unorthodox movement so this will help. if he trades its game over very…

Comment by -Kev- on 08-27-2016

True, GGG does seem good at quickly reading his opponent. Brook has to bring his best A game possible, and even then his chances of winning are slim

Comment by churchmouse on 08-27-2016

Macklin summed it up honestly and well.

Comment by MrClutch85 on 08-27-2016

Macklin fought timid he was worrying about Golovkin power.Brook has to come in the ring confident not worry about Golovkin power execute his gameplan.Golovkin will apply slow pressure look to break Brook down.Brook need to use movement good stiff jab…

Comment by Corelone on 08-27-2016

[QUOTE=bigdramashow;16984237]is an aspect of his game that is seriously overlooked, his ring iq is one of the best in the sport, but gets overlooked because most people associate ring iq with boring fighters like lara, rigo, ward etc[/QUOTE] Kell is…

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