Kell Brook will draw on the energy of his home crowd when he faces Gennady Golovkin on September 10, the boxer has said.
The undefeated British boxer got a taste of the reception he’ll receive as he took part in a public workout.
Brook followed Golovkin, the unbeaten WBA Super, WBC and IBF world middleweight champion, into the temporary ring with cheers from the packed crowd ringing in his ears.
“These are my people, these are my fans,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.
“They have arrived to see an amazing night on Saturday night. I’m drawing energy from these people and this is what I want to do. This is it. This feeling that I’m feeling now is amazing. Every single day I am a step closer to doing something very special.
“I am a joy to be around, even to train. I’m pushing myself every day and I’m making history in this fight.
“This is an amazing fight for me. I can’t go back to those fights I had before – they have to be mega-fights. The attention we’ve had everywhere I have gone is so exciting and that buzzes me up and makes me just want to set off running.
“I’m so energised with the people, with the excitement of this one. I’m ready to go.”