Frampton “would love to see” Brook shock Golovkin

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Carl Frampton believes Kell Brook deserves huge credit for taking a fight with Gennady Golovkin [35(32)-0], and he will be cheering on the English boxer – but he knows it will be a big ask.

Sheffield’s Brook [36(25)-0], the IBF welterweight champion, steps up to middleweight to face the pound-for-pound rated Golovkin on Saturday night in London live on Sky Box Office.

Golovkin, the WBC, IBF, and WBA middleweight champion (although the WBA belt will not be on the line), carries a fearsome reputation as a devastating puncher. The Kazakh puncher has stopped all sixteen of his World title opponents, but Belfast’s Frampton believes that his boxing skill has been nderestimated.

The Jackal told Sky Sports that “people don’t rate his boxing skills and talk about his lack of boxing skills, they say he’s like some sort of robot who just comes forward but this guy was an unbelievable amateur.”

“He was amateur world champion, he had an incredible record and he can box when he has to.”

“He can fight when he has to, he can punch hard with both hands and his shot selection is incredible.”

“He’s very, very durable and he can take a shot, too.”

“He is one of the most complete fighters I have ever seen.”

Frampton admits that “it’s hard not looking past Golovkin,” but he will be cheering for an unlikely victory for the Matchroom fighter.

The WBA featherweight champion explained that “I would love to see Kell Brook do it and I know a lot of people have written him off but he is a big welterweight”

“It is a big ask but he’s got balls and you’ve got to give him credit for it.”

“I see a lot of people giving him stick but he deserves credit for taking it on. It would be great if he did it and I hope he gets very, very well paid out of it.”

“I hope he can do it and I will be willing him on.”

Joe O'Neill

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