Golovkin vs Brook: Win not impossible for Kell Brook, says Ricky Hatton
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 08/09/16 7:12am
Ricky Hatton believes Kell Brook can upset the odds and dethrone middleweight king Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night.
Brook is moving up two weight divisions to take on WBA Super, WBC and IBF champion Golovkin at The O2 in London, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Hatton believes victory for Brook would surpass his own famous win over Kostya Tszyu in 2005, but the former world champion admits the odds are stacked against the Sheffield fighter.
"It's Golovkin's toughest fight," Hatton told Sky Sports News HQ. "Golovkin fought some good men and that's how high I hold Kell Brook as a fighter.
"I think it will be his toughest test. It is a massive, massive, massive ask, I think you've got one of the best middleweights there's probably been ever, to be honest with you.
"You've got to put him up there with some of the best, given how destructive he's been. The fact he's going up two weights is a big, big ask but I think Kell will give him his toughest fight.
"Nobody thought I could beat Kostya Tszyu and I did do, so you can't say that it's an impossibility and Kell's not going to win.
"But I think we've got to fear the worst because he is a punching machine and he looks very, very heavy handed.
"Golovkin is the favourite at the end of the day, but it's not beyond the realms of impossibility."
Watch Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook, live on Sky Sports Box Office from The O2, on September 10. Book the event via your Sky remote or online here.