How the Bookies See it:
- Winner: Golovkin 1/7, Brook 9/2, Draw 25/1 - BoyleSports
- Method of Victory: Golovkin KO, TKO or Disqualification 2/7, Golovkin Decision 13/2, Brook Decision 9/1, Brook KO, TKO or Disqualification 10/1 - Bet365
- Round Betting: Golovkin Round 6 8/1, Golovkin Round 5 8/1, Brook Round 5 80/1
Kell Brook is unbeaten in his 36 professional fights, with 25 of his victories coming by knockout. His last appearance in the ring came in March, when his match up with Kevin Bizier at the Sheffield Arena was ended as quickly as the second round. However, that win came at welterweight and Saturday’s fight will be his first test at middleweight.
Gennady Golovkin is also unbeaten, with knockouts deciding 32 of his 35 fights. He finished off Dominic Wade in the second round of his last fight in April with a right hook after the American had hit the canvas twice previously in the six minute match.
Kell Brook is a fantastic technical fighter and top names in the UK boxing fraternity like Ricky Hatton and Carl Froch think the bookies might have written him off too soon. It’s certainly the case that the Yorkshireman offers a challenge to Golovkin the like of which he will never have faced before, but the same could also be said in reverse.
Golovkin packs a mighty punch and the length and possible outcome of Saturday’s duel depends on Brook’s resilience and agility. Golovkin is likely to win, but Brook might have enough to last the distance, making 13/2 from Sky Bet on his opponent winning by a decision worth a shot.
- Sports.net’s Top Tip - Golovkin to win by decision or technical decision at 13/2 from Sky Bet
Please note: odds may fluctuate