Keith Thurman vs Kell Brook pre Golovkin

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  1. Joeywill

    Joeywill New Member Full Member

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    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

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    Brook all the way
     
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  3. JOKER

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

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  4. Bumnard_Hopkins

    Bumnard_Hopkins Burger King banned Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    Brook outboxes him.
     
  7. ryuken87

    ryuken87 Active Member Full Member

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    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

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    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

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    With a p3nis lol
     
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  10. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

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    :risas3:
     
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  11. Thanos

    Thanos Active Member Full Member

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    Brook ez 117-111
     
  12. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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

    Olu G. Rotimi Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  14. J Jones

    J Jones Well-Known Member Full Member

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

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    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.