Gennady Golovkin gets TKO stoppage against Kell Brook
By Daniel Zaldivar
September 10, 2016
LONDON - The crowd inside the O2 Arena was not enough support for Kell Brook as he suffered his first professional loss in a TKO loss to middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin on September 10.
Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) was taking too much punishment in the fifth round and suffered swelling in under his right eye. Referee Marlon Wright stopped the bout after Brook's corner threw in the towel to stop the onslaught of punches Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) was delivering.
It is unclear if Brook will move back down to the welterweight division to defend his IBF world title as he could end up staying at 160 after Saturday's fight. Golovkin is now going to receive questions about the potential Canelo Alvarez fight -- which is planned for fall 2017, however, Golovkin did express his desire after the fight, to get Billy Joe Saunders into the ring.
Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing contributor for Frontproof Media & Page2sports.com. He is the founder of Z-BoxingNews (a partner with Frontproof Media), a YouTube channel that delivers the latest news, interviews, fighter workouts, & analysis within the sport. Check out the Z-BoxingNews YouTube channel HERE. Also follow on Twitter @Z_BoxingNews
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