Now, with all the formalities out of the way, it’s just about counting down the hours until fight time for Kell Brook and Gennady Golovkin. Brook appears to be having the time of his life in this promotion and is excited for the chance to get in the ring and make a massive statement against Golovkin. He looks in shape, focused, and fully confident heading into the fight.
On the other hand is Gennady Golovkin, who has been on the receiving end of tons of fan and media speculation as he hasn’t appeared to be his usual self the last few days. Golovkin hasn’t been the bright-smiled guy we’ve all become accustomed to, with some suggesting that he might either be weight drained, sick, or jet-lagged. Kell Brook, however, has a different explanation for Golovkin’s recent disposition, saying that he senses some apprehension.
“I looked into his eyes and I could see fear. He knows he’s in a real fight on Saturday night and it can’t come quick enough,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“I just feel he’s on edge and uncomfortable. He knows it’s my time and he can see in my eyes that I want to shock the world. I’m a natural at this weight and I can’t wait to show the world what I can do.”
Meanwhile, Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez is denying all rumors of Golovkin not being in top condition, saying that Golovkin not sticking around for media interviews after the final presser and weigh-in are just apart of his psychological preparation. When asked to comment on all the rumors surrounding Golovkin, Sanchez responded:
“Absolutely no truth. He’s just in fight mode. He’s focused and ready to do what he’s got to do.
“He’s not in a hostile environment but it’s an environment in which he’s the bad guy because Kell is from here. He just wants to get to work and he’s looking forward to tomorrow and putting on a show.”