Golovkin vs Brook: Juan Manuel Marquez hints at upset
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 07/09/16 10:01am
Former four-weight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez insists Kell Brook can pull off an upset against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday.
The legendary Mexican accepts the power of WBA Super, WBC and IBF champion Golovkin (35-0-KO32) could be the deciding factor but asserts that Brook's chances of nullifying it may have been underrated.
Marquez told ESPN Deportes of 'The Special One' (36-0-KO25): "He has his chance, of course. At middleweight he looks stronger, heavier. I don't know if that was his strategy or whether he was just working to get stronger.
"He's going to face a man with great power in his punches. I think it will be difficult for both of them. Brook has better technique and he's a better boxer but Golovkin is stronger.
In short, the technical side is much stronger for Brook but Golovkin has a lot more power.
Juan Manuel Marquez
"In short, the technical side is much stronger for Brook but Golovkin has a lot more power. The fight will be difficult but not so much because of the weight issue.
"It seems that Golovkin is not someone who gains a lot of weight but it certainly is a tougher fight for Brook - starting with the fact that GGG is a natural middleweight and throws very powerful punches to the soft parts of the body."
Brook looked fast and purposeful at Tuesday's public work-out in Covent Garden as he followed the famous Kazakh to the ring.
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