Gennady Golovkin wanted a 'street fight' against Kell Brook

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Gennady Golovkin has reflected on his fight with Kell Brook this week after defeating the British boxer in five rounds on Saturday night.

The match was called to a halt after Dominic Ingle waved the white towel from Brook's corner after the challenger had suffered damage to his right eye. It was later revealed that the Brit has been left with a broken eye socket after an explosive bout at the O2 Arena in London. 

Speaking after the match, Golovkin had a lot of praise for Brook, who was unfancied heading into the match after jumping up two weight divisions.


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The Kazakhstani champion described the 30-year-old challenger as 'a very good fighter' and revealed that he wanted more of a 'street fight' as oppose to a boxing match. 

You can watch a video of his press conference further down this article.

Golovkin has become recognised for his pure power and is one of the hardest hitters in the sport, so would naturally favour a street fight or brawl instead of a technical matchup.

Brook's speed evidently worried the 34-year-old champion, but it wasn't enough for him to get the better of Golovkin this time round.   

During his press conference, Golovkin said: “I didn’t feel power, I felt very good speed and distance [from Kell Brook]. He’s a very good fighter.

"After the first round, I felt I’m stronger a little bit. After the second round I want not boxing, I’m like crazy, I wanted a street fight. I wanted a dramatic show. Because I believe, I feel he’s a very good fighter.

“He punched me and I know [I took] too many punches. I didn’t feel power. I just said, ‘Come on, come on, come on. Just come on more, I want more.’”

“I want more of a street fight."

The champion who currently holds the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles took his record to 36-0 (with 32 knockouts) and showed everyone once again why he is ranked the world number one in the middleweight division.

Despite the fifth round stoppage, Brook also has plenty to take from Saturday's fight.

He emerged with a lot of credit after being written off by most, and boxing fans around the world will have to sit up and notice 'the special one' when he gets in the ring again. 

In fact, it was later revealed that none of the judges had Brook losing the fight until his corner decided to throw in the towel due to the severity of his eye.

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