Keith Thurman vs Kell Brook pre Golovkin

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

    Aug 2, 2021
    The fight that never happened Keith Thurman vs Kell Brook. If they fought back in 2015 or 2016 pre GGG.
  2. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    Brook all the way
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  3. JOKER

    JOKER "He is greater." — AdamT on Pac > Fluid Jr. Full Member

    Dec 18, 2019
  4. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

    Jul 13, 2021
    Can anyone explain why Brook's record is so weird? Fought Porter, then the next big name is Golovkin?!
  5. Boxing Gloves

    Boxing Gloves Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2004
    I'm led to believe he had a lot of issues out of the ring, lack of discipline being the main one. It was a struggle to keep him in the gym and in shape in between fights. Plus a month or two after his fight with Porter he was stabbed multiple times.
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  6. Wildcat

    Wildcat Ted Grant Full Member

    Jul 25, 2021
    Brook outboxes him.
  7. ryuken87

    ryuken87 Active Member Full Member

    Mar 8, 2014
    Bit of bad luck, bit of poor decision making and management. He got stabbed not long after the Porter win, fought Dan who was poor but a mandatory, took Gavin soon after as an easy to make and easy to win in-house fight. After this I think he overestimated his own value and took too long making a good fight when his next poor quality mandatory in Bizier rolled around. Then he was due to finally have a good fight in a unification against Vargas when Brexit happened and the money side fell apart, then shortly after took the Golovkin fight. Also add in all the wasted time and energy chasing Khan.
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  8. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    He was stabbed in the leg shortly after winning the title against Porter. He then had 3 very 'soft' title defences before the Golovkin fight. I think the defense againts Jo Jo Dan after the stab wound was ok, but then Frankie Gavin afterwards was a bit of a disgrace, Gavin had no business getting a shot IMO.

    I think moving up to face Golovkin really came about because Chris Eubank Jr shat out of it, so Brook took a gamble by all accounts he was killing himself making 147 at the time - as to how much of the Golovkin matchup was on Hearn or Brook is anyone's guess.

    I tend to give Kell the benefit of the doubt, given the criticism he got for Gavin and then Kevin Bizier afterwards. But I think he would have been better avoiding GGG and either moving up to 154 or facing Spence without the orbital injury. I think psychoogically tyhe GGG loss was bad for Brook, and the weight yoyoing couldn't have been much better. Not that Spence might not still have beaten Brook, but I think it would have gone all 12 and been a v close SD eitherw ay.
  9. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    With a p3nis lol
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  10. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
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  11. Thanos

    Thanos Active Member Full Member

    Feb 22, 2015
    Brook ez 117-111
  12. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    50-50 fight. Brook via clear, competitive UD (7-5).
  13. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 29, 2007
  14. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    Ouch! That sounds like a real pain in the @ss.
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  15. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    50/50 type fight, the location of the bout will determine who gets the nod whether in the UK or US.

    Kell Brook gets a little overrated here on the site. Besides the Porter win which was a hard bout for Special K, Brook doesn't have any other legit wins.