Golovkin vs Brook headlines this weekend's boxing actionGolovkin vs Brook is set to unfold this weekend, and while it’s not the Middleweight showdown fans were craving, it’s still tasty enough to fuel curiosity. Gennady Golovkin had wanted Canelo Alvarez, and Kell Brook merely a live body inside the Welterweight Top 10. Boxing has a habit of serving up dishes its customers never ordered, however, and Golovkin vs Brook is what we’ll be consuming this weekend.

In terms of overall abilities in the ring, there’s nothing to scoff at in this matchup taking center stage at the O2 Arena, London. Both fighters are considered elites of their craft, holding the numero uno spots in their respective weight divisions. But there’s no mistaking the elephant in the room here: Brook is travelling from 147 to 160 pounds for the first time in his career. Not against a gatekeeper or solid veteran, but dynamite puncher GGG himself.

While big names and skills are at play, this matchup certainly tastes a little bitter. But it at least seems a lot more appealing than May’s underdog tale Canelo vs Amir Khan, mainly due to Brook being a notably bigger Welterweight and puncher than his countryman rival. Can Brook rise to the challenge and strip Golovkin of his unified WBA and IBF titles? We’ll soon see.

Let’s get cracking into the fight night particulars.

Golovkin vs Brook: Fight Night Lowdown

Fight Time & TV Channel

You can catch all the action on HBO from 5:30pm ET and Sky Sports Box Office from 6:00pm GMT. As far as I know, the HBO broadcast will only pick up the main event itself while Sky Sports punters will be able to soak up all the preliminary action.


Golovkin vs Brook: Undercard

  • Lee Haskins vs Stuart Hall – 12 rounds, IBF Bantamweight Championship
  • Callum Smith vs Norbert Nemesapati  – 12 rounds, Super Middleweight
  • John Riel Casimero vs Charlie Edwards – 12 rounds, IBF Flyweight Championship
  • Martin J Ward vs Andy Townend – 12 rounds, British Super Featherweight Championship
  • Paul Smith vs TBC – 6 rounds, Super Middleweight
  • Conor Benn vs Silvije Kebet – 4 rounds, Super Lightweight

Golovkin vs Brook: Extended Tale of the Tape, Facts & Stats

Note: Advantageous stats are indicated in red (some may be subjective), and championship stats refer to ‘fully fledged world titles’ only.

Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook



Karaganda, Kazakhstan … Sheffield, England


34 … 30


5’ 11” … 5′ 9″


70″ … 69″


Orthodox … Orthodox



2006 … 2004


35 … 36

Wins / Defeats / Draws / KOs

35-0, 32 KO … 36-0, 25 KO

Knockout Ratio

91% (32) … 69% (25)

Last 5 Fights

5-0, 5 KO … 5-0, 4 KO

Last 10 Fights

10-0, 10 KO … 10-0, 7 KO

1st Round Knockouts

5 … 4

2nd Round Knockouts

6 … 5

3rd Round Knockouts

6 … 6

4th – 6th Round Knockouts

7 … 6

Defeats by Knockout

0 … 0

Knockdowns Suffered

0 … 0

Rounds Boxed

155 … 179

12-Rounders Completed

0 … 3

Current Winning Streak

35 … 36

Undefeated Fighters Defeated

2 … 1

Latest Win

Dominic Wade (KO 2) … Kevin Bizier (TKO 2)

World Title Bout Experience

Wins / Defeats / Draws / KOs

15-0, 15 KO … 4-0, 3 KO

Successful Defenses

14 … 3

Longest Championship Reign

12/2010 – Present … 08/2014 – Present

Major Titles Won

WBA, IBF (160 lbs) … IBF (147 lbs)

Major Titles Currently Held

WBA, IBF (160 lbs) … IBF (147 lbs)

Boxing Base Top 10 World Ranking

No.1 (160 lbs) … No.1 (147 lbs)

Notable Performances

GOLOVKIN: Dominic Wade (KO 2), David Lemieux (TKO 8), Willie Monroe Jr (TKO 6), Martin Murray (TKO 11), Marco Antonio Rubio (KO 2), Daniel Geale (TKO 3), Osumanu Adama (TKO 7), Curtis Stevens (RTD 8), Matthew Macklin (KO 3), Nobuhiro Ishida (KO 3), Gabriel Rosado (TKO 7), Grzegorz Proksa (TKO 5)

BROOK: Kevin Bizier (TKO 2), Frankie Gavin (TKO 6), Ionut Dan Ion (RTD 4), Shawn Porter (MD 12), Alvaro Robles (TKO 8), Vyacheslav Senchenko (TKO 4), Carson Jones (TKO 8, MD 12), Hector David Saldiva (TKO 3), Matthew Hatton (UD 12), Lovemore Ndou (UD 12), Michael Jennings (TKO 5)


What’s your take on BB’s Golovkin vs Brook Tale of the Tape, Facts & Stats? And how do you see the action playing out at the weekend? We’ll have Live Results Coverage here at Boxing Base, plus Live Round by Round Updates via @BoxingBase.