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Watch: The brutal Gennady Golovkin punch that broke Kell Brook's eye socket

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It may have only lasted five rounds, but the battle between Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin has been mentioned in the conversation for Fight of the Year.

Special K gave everything he had against the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world today, but countless punches in the fifth to an already broken eye socket forced his corner to call it a day.

Although Golovkin was naturally the dictator and more powerful puncher, Brook was one of the few fighters to actually give the WBC, WBA, IBF, and IBO middleweight champion something to think about.

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In truth, the broken eye socket he suffered in the second round was his downfall.

Brook said before the fight he was looking forward to finding out just how powerful Golovkin is. It's safe to say he did.

Ironically, the second round was the Special One's strongest and according to Eddie Hearn and a plethora of fans on Twitter, Brook actually took the round.

However, it's also where Golovkin did the damage that was sow the seeds of defeat for the 30-year-old Brook, who had jumped up two weight divisions just to take on the best knockout puncher in the world.

At around 55 seconds in the video you can see the straight shot that did all the damage.

That was GGG's 23rd straight KO and his 33rd in 36 fights, of which he is undefeated.

Brook knew the tall order he was in for when he signed up for the fight, but it's a shame to see him hurt as badly as he is.

Is GGG now the undisputed most feared boxer in the world today?

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