Kell Brook is insisting Gennady Golovkin’s power does not worry him. And states the Kazakhstan will have to earn his respect come September 10.
The undefeated IBF welterweight champion (36-0) will face WBA Super, IBF and WBC welterweight champion, Golovkin (35-0) at the O2 Arena.
Brook will be fighting in the middleweight category, and believes his speed will better Golovkin’s strength.
Speaking to former Golovkin opponent Matthew Macklin, who visited the 30-year-old’s training camp to observe his preparations, Brook said: “I have got no respect for him when I get in that ring. He has got to show me the power to get that respect.
“My thoughts for this fight are to keep the speed of a welterweight coming up, but to also use the extra power I will have at a higher weight.
“That is what I have got to do – use the speed and use the angles. I need to be elusive, use movement, be thinking and be sharp in this fight.”
Brook added: “I have to drain a lot to make welterweight. I know I am going to be coming into this very healthy, very hydrated and full of carbohydrates so I will have that energy to last 12 rounds and keep that speed and power throughout every round.”