Gennady Golovkin Stops Kell Brook in 5th Round
Gennady Golovkin remained undefeated on Saturday night (Sept. 10), punishing Kell Brook up until the fifth round when his corner threw in the towel.
Brook fought in front of his home country at a sold-out O2 Arena in London, hoping to pull off one of the biggest upsets in boxing, but in the end, GGG proved too much for him.
Brook took some big shots, and seemed shaken at times, but never went down.
"Kell is a huge fighter, a very good fighter... sorry, but he’s not a middleweight. I respect him, he is good... but not so strong," said GGG after the right.
"No, he just touched. So many punches, but I don’t feel them," he said, when asked if Brook hurt him. "I respect Kell, he’s a warrior, and his corner, for his career, for his family, was correct. It was game over! I want a unification fight – I want to fight Billie Joe Saunders. He has the WBO belt."
Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) retained his middleweight title for the 17th consecutive time. He also earned his 23rd knockout in a row -- his fights haven't gone the distance since winning an eight-round decision in 2008.