Kell Brook: Purse for Golovkin fightWritten by Lee Cleveland
In just one more week, Gennady Golovkin takes on Kell Brook in front of a capacity crowd at the sold-out O2 Arena in London, England.
Middleweight champion vs welterweight champion.
(Image courtesy of Sky Sports)
Some, if not most, believe Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin's natural size and power advantages will be too much for Kell Brook's speed and explosiveness.
Is Brook biting off more than he can chew?
The Brit is risking his perfect record and, perhaps, his career by challenging a bigger champion who may be the sport's most destructive fighter.
Given Brook will be taking a bigger-than-usual risk for this bout, the natural question is: How much is Kell Brook making for the Golovkin fight?
Accordiing to UK Telegraph, Kell's purse will be roughly £3 million (or about $4 million USD) - a career high. But is that his guarantee? Does it include British PPV revenue and other royalities?
It's probably safe to surmise Kell Brook's purse, after royalties, will be £3-3.7 million (or $4-5 million).
Will it be worth it?
According to TheCelebritiesNetWorth.com, Brook's net worth is £7.6 Million (or $10 million USD).
Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
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