Kell Brook has admitted he is scared of the upcoming bout against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday. But knows it’ll help him be better.
The undefeated British boxer is attempting to beat WBA Super, WBC and IBF middleweight champion, Golovkin, after moving from welterweight to middleweight.
After hearing Golovkin (35-0-KO32) insist he is “not scared” of the occasion, Brook (36-0-KO25) said: “There is fear in me over this fight but that’s going to make me so sharp on the night. Having that fear is healthy. It’s good for me to be sharp and switched on throughout the fight.
“The talking is over. The training is over. It’s coming down to two champions, two top fighters fighting each other on Saturday night and I can’t wait to shock the world.”
Brook said: “I’m in great shape. I pushed myself through every training session and I’m passionate about doing something no British fighter’s have done. I believe it will be the biggest win ever.
“I think I’ve got the skills. Everyone is going on that I’m a small guy coming up but that’s not the case. I’ve never trained like I’ve trained for this with the calories and the fuel. I’ve been a joy to train and have been able to dig in and go past what I’ve done before.
“Coming into this fight, I’m healthy and strong. I believe it’s written and I really do believe this is my time.
“We aren’t taking ridiculous amounts of weight off to make 147lbs. I’ve probably been 60-70 per cent in my career and we’re going to see 100 per cent on Saturday.”