Gennady Golovkin has sent a jibe Kell Brook’s way, saying the British boxer didn’t fight like a middleweight.
The undefeated Kazakh boxer absorbed all the punches the British could throw, and he stated he didn’t feel it.
Kell Brook jumped up two weight divisions, piling on 13lbs more to make middleweight. But Golovkin insists he felt out of his weight class.
“I promised to bring a big drama show because I know Kell is a huge fighter, a very good fighter – but sorry, he’s not a middleweight,” Golovkin told Sky Sports.
“I know my style. I respect him, he’s good, but not so strong.”
Asked if Brook significantly hurt him, Golovkin said: “No, no, he just touched. It’s like training, I stay relaxed, I didn’t feel his power. So many punches, but I didn’t feel.
“Thanks to his corner, for his career, for his family. It’s correct, this. Because I feel it was game over.”
Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez reiterated his belief that no fighter from light-middleweight to super-middleweight could survive the Kazakh.
Sanchez said: “Anybody from 154lbs to 168lbs wouldn’t go 12 rounds with him. Kell is a very good fighter but eventually they’re going to break down.
“Eventually [Golovkin’s] power and ability to land clean punches is going to take effect.”
The IBF, WBC and WBA ‘Super’ champion also sent out a challenge to Britain’s WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
Although he claimed to be “absolutely” keen to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Golovkin’s priority is to add Saunders’ belt to his own collection.
“I’m a boxer, I’m open for everybody, but I want a unification fight,” he said. “First of all, I would like Billy Joe Saunders because he has the WBO belt.”