Kell Brook insists Gennady Golovkin has to earn his respect

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The WBA Super, IBF and WBC middleweight championship fight between holder Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook is only weeks away, and the challenger has nothing to fear.

The two champions will collide at the O2 Arena on September 10 where Brook will be making the jump up two weight divisions to take on the knockout specialist.

However, Special K - who is the reigning IBF welterweight champion - refuses to fear the Kazakh superstar's formidable record of 32 KOs in 35 victories, especially since he boasts an unbeaten record himself.


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Brook has no respect for any man until they earn it off him in the ring, and Golovkin is no exception.

"I have got no respect for him when I get in that ring," Brook told former Golovkin opponent, Matthew Macklin, during his training camp. "He has got to show me the power to get that respect."

The Sheffield born-fighter has also revealed how he is going to approach the fight given his climb in weight.

"My thoughts for this fight are to keep the speed of a welterweight coming up, but to also use the extra power I will have at a higher weight.

"That is what I have got to do - use the speed and use the angles. I need to be elusive, use movement, be thinking and be sharp in this fight."

Golovkin is a man to be taken very seriously. While Brook, 30, is very accomplished at welterweight, he is stepping into the ring with one of the most dangerous pound-for-pound fighters in the world in the next couple of weeks.

Brook probably wants to show the world, and Golovkin, that he is entering this fight with no fear at all. Whilst that is commendable, there is still a tall order in front of him.

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