Brook Wants Golovkin Rematch
The one blemish on IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s record came in his last fight, two divisions above the one he reigns.
In September, Brook moved up to middleweight to take a shot at undefeated 160 lb. king Gennady Golovkin, losing when his corner threw in the towel in the fifth round.
But Brook performed better in that fight than many had expected him to, hitting Golovkin with clean shots early in the contest and winning a pair of rounds on the judges’ scorecards before eventually being stopped with a broken orbital bone.
In two weeks, Brook is back in another high-profile fight, taking on highly-touted undefeated prospect Errol Spence. Though he is not looking past his dangerous next opponent, Brook admits he would like another shot at ‘GGG’.
"Absolutely I would," Brook told Sky Sports. "I would love to get back in there with him. I would probably like to fight the weight above welterweight and maybe two fights, and then fight him. Instead of the big step up in class and higher weight division. But I would love one day to get back in there with ‘GGG’ and have another tear up with him."
Brook put on a lot of muscle to move up to the 160 lb. division for the ‘GGG’ fight, leading many to speculate as to whether he would be able to make the 147 lb. limit for his fight with Spence. The Brit admits that the weight cutting process has been his hardest one yet, but he is confident that he will step onto the scales at 147 and feel 100 percent.
"It’s been very, very tough because I moved to middleweight and then I had time off, so my weight went even higher," he said. "It’s been gradual but we have got there. Every day is tough and we take one day at a time, but I’m sat here now and I’m on target. I’m hitting my targets, so I’m happy."
Brook fights Errol Spence on May 27 in Sheffield.