Sunday, 04 September 2016 21:56

Golovkin vs Brook odds: Shortest ever for a GGG opponent

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Later this week, unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32KOs), currently on a 22 fight KO streak, faces surging, red hot Kell Brook (36-0, 25KOs), the world's top rated welterweight.

"I've got power that can knock heavyweights out," Brook told Sky Sports moments after knocking out overmatched foe Kevin Bizier in March.

Is Kell Brook the biggest threat to Gennady Golovkin thus far?

Bookies think so.

Although universally-recognized middleweight champion is a heavy favorite to defeat welterweight titleholder, the odds are as tight as they've ever been for a high profile Golovkin fight.

As of today, September 4, SkyBet has Golovkin slated as a 7 to 1 favorite while Kell is roughly a 9 to 2 underdog.

And while many experts will insist David Lemieux and Martin Murray represented the biggest challenges to the middleweight champ thus far, they were roughly 10 to 1 underdogs.

Regardless of the outcome, Brook is probably the most skilled, most dangerous opponent Golovkin will have faced in a prizefight. He's an explosive, well-schooled champion who is unbeaten and considered by many a top 10 pound-for-pound fighter.

For those who insist GGG vs Brook is a mis-match, have them investigate the odds. According to the numbers, it's less of a mis-match than Golovkin's bouts against Lemieux and Murray.

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