Kell Brook exposed Golovkin, says Mayweather
By Scott Gilfoid: Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is convinced that welterweight Kell Brook (36-1, 25 Kos) “exposed” IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) in their match on September 10 last month at the O2 Arena in London, England.
(Above photo showing Kell Brook having a bad night at the office in round three against Gennady Golovkin)
Mayweather somehow feels that Brook came out ahead despite him getting stopped in the 5th round. I’m not too sure how Mayweather thinks Brook did a great job in the fight, when he was pummeled and stopped in the 5th round. Brook was little more than a punching bag for Golovkin from rounds three until the bitter end in the 5th.
The loss left Brook with a broken right eye socket, and it could have been worse if his trainer Dominic Ingle hadn’t done the right thing by throwing in the towel in the 5th to save his fighter.
Mayweather thinks Golovkin is a pretty basic fighter with just punching power, and nothing special about him other than his power. Mayweather would like for him to move up to 168 to fight his fighter WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack. Mayweather points out that “they” want smaller fighters to go up to face Golovkin, but he doesn’t want to go up one to two divisions to fight larger fighters than himself like Badou Jack or Andre Ward.
Mayweather said to Fighthype.com:
“I don’t want to pronounce his name wrong, but I think it’s Kell Brook,” said Mayweather. A guy like that with decent boxing skills exposed him,” Mayweather said about his belief that Brook exposed Golovkin in their fight last September. “You guys already know what would have happened if that was me. But I’m out of the fight game.”
If Mayweather had been inside the ring on September 10 instead of Brook, he would have been knocked out the same way if not worse. I think worse. Mayweather would have been embarrassed. He would have literally been running from Golovkin, and his punches would have had no effect. I like the way Mayweather says that the boxing fans know what would happen in a fight between him and Golovkin, “But I’m out of the fight game.” To me, that suggests that Mayweather doesn’t have confidence in himself, because he would get a tremendous payday if he came back to fight Golovkin for his 50th win. How do you not take a fight that could make you over $100 million? I smell fear. I think Mayweather doesn’t want any part of Golovkin, so he pushes him off on guys like Badou Jack or Andre Ward, but not on himself or Saul Canelo Alvarez.
I don’t understand how Brook exposed Golovkin when he appeared to only win the 2nd round. Golovkin staggered Brook in round one, and then dominated rounds three, four and five. The only good round Brook had was in the 2nd round. Brook sure didn’t do much exposing if all he won was the 2nd round. I’m just saying. It looked to me like Brook went into the panic mode starting in the 3rd round when Golovkin came charging out of his corner and almost immediately dropped Brook with a left hook to the head.
The referee Marlon Wright didn’t give Golovkin credit for the knockdown, even though he clearly dropped Brook. It might as well have been counted, because Brook was COMPLETELY unnerved from the knockdown, and he was just RUNNING and PANICKING. Brook looked like he came completely unglued from that point on. There no semblance of fight strategy. It was retreat mode fighting that you see from someone on the battle field that is surrounded and being overrun. The strategy goes out the window and pure mindless panic sets in. That’s what I saw from Brook starting from the missed knockdown in the 3rd. Brook’s brain checked for the evening, and it was just thoughtless fighting for survival purposes, but not with the objective of winning the fight. Brook was getting royally routed by Golovkin and there wasn’t a thing he could do about it.
Mayweather must have heard about the Golovkin-Brook fight rather than seen himself, because if he actually watched it, he would have seen what I saw with Brook falling apart mentally starting in the 3rd round following the CLEAR knockdown from a Golovkin left hook to the head. Brook’s nose was bleeding by then end of the 3rd round. Brook took a career’s worth of devastating head shots in that round, one of which was right hand that almost took his head off. The scoring for the fight was pathetic.
Brook clearly lost rounds 1, 3, and 4, and yet two of the judges had the fight even and the third had Brook winning 3 rounds to 1. It was just pathetic, and so, so sad. If Mayweather saw the fight and came to the same conclusion as the judges, then I’m worried for him. Brook was running like mad because he was getting pummeled by Golovkin each time he stopped. Getting exposed usually means a fighter was beaten, or almost beaten.
You can’t form that conclusion in watching the Golovkin-Brook fight, because Brook didn’t almost beat Mayweather. He lost the fight, period. It could have been worse if Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle didn’t safe his hide by throwing in the white towel of surrender in the 5th. Brook fell apart completely in the 5th, staggering and needing the ropes to support him. Brook did not expose Golovkin in the fight. On the contrary, Brook was exposed by Golovkin and badly exposed. Brook fell apart under pressure from Golovkin and stopped throwing punches. He quit. It would have been the same if it had been Mayweather in the ring.
“I would love Triple G to come up to 168 to fight Badou Jack,” said Mayweather. “It’s so crazy that they want all the small guys to go up and fight Triple G. I told you guys before; he’s a guy that’s straight up and down and really no special effects. Good punching power, but really no special effects.”
It would insane for Golovkin to move up to super middleweight to fight Badou Jack, because that’s not a fight that would interest the boxing public. Jack is from Sweden, and doesn’t have much of a fan base in the U.S. To be sure, Jack is a world champion in holding down the WBC belt, but he’s still not a name.
If Golovkin moved up in weight to super middleweight, he would be moving farther away from the fights he wants against Saul Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs and Billy Joe Saunders. Those are all fights that interest the boxing public, and HBO. A fight between Golovkin and Jack would interest hardcore fans only. Besides that, it would be a difficult fight to make, because Badou Jack is with Al Haymon and fights on Showtime. It would potentially be the same type of fight negotiations with what Golovkin is no going through with Jacobs.
The negotiations likely wouldn’t result in a fight, and then it would go to a purse bid, where Showtime or Haymon would have a good chance of winning the bid. If either of them wins the bid, they would look to put the fight on Showtime. Since Golovkin is under contract with HBO, he would have to pull out of the fight. It would be undo-able fight. There’s no point in even talking about the fight, because there’s no money in it for Golovkin, and they likely wouldn’t be able to negotiate the fight successfully anyway due to Badou fighting on Showtime and being with Haymon.
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