GOLOVKIN vs. BROOK – All you need to know guide

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[Photo Credit: Lawrence Lustig]

By Elliot Foster

White time is Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook?

The middleweight bout will take place tonight at the O2 Arena.

The televised undercard fights start from 6pm, with Conor Benn kicking off the live broadcast in just his fourth pro fight and the main event ringwalks likely for no earlier than 10:30pm.

What channel will the fight be on?

This one is a Sky Sports Box Office affair, costing £16.95. Alternatively, the main event is subject to live, exclusive national radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live from 10pm and Instant Boxing will be bringing you live coverage of the undercard fights and the huge bout itself.

What is the latest news?

The pair met for the final time during Friday’s weigh-in at the Indigo at the O2 – and Kell Brook came in the heavier.

Brook looked fitter than ever, tipping the scales at 159.4lbs, with the champion Golovkin, who will be defending three (WBC, IBF and IBO) of his four middleweight belts, a fraction less at 158.9lbs.

Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) said afterwards: “I feel Golovkin is on edge, he’s uncomfortable.

“I’m ready for this fight. I’m at my natural weight. At past weights I look like I’ve got my granddad’s teeth in I’m that thin but now I feel healthy and I feel ready to put my skills and my chin to the test.”

“It’s written for me out there, in the stars, to win this fight.

“If I win I’m the man in boxing, pound-for-pound world number one.”

Since then, the pair have slept, eat and had another weigh-in –– the IBF’s on-the-day check-weigh-in in which they’re permitted to put no more than 10lbs on over the divisional limit, which is 160lbs.

The champ was lighter than the challenger this morning. He scaled 167.8lbs, while the IBF welterweight king came in blob-on the super-middleweight limit of 168lbs.

Who else is fighting?

Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook for the WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight titles

Lee Haskins vs. Stuart Hall for the IBF bantamweight title

Callum Smith vs. Norbert Nemesapati for the WBC Silver super-middleweight belt

Johnriel Casimero vs. Charlie Edwards for the IBF flyweight title

Martin J Ward vs. Andy Townend for the vacant British super-featherweight title

Paul Smith vs. Daniel Regi over eight rounds in the super-middleweight division

Conor Benn vs. Joe Ducker over four rounds in the welterweight division

Kid Galahad vs. Emiliano Salvini over eight rounds in the super-bantamweight division

Craig Richards vs. Dalton Miller over six rounds in the middleweight division

Gavin McDonnell vs. Robin Zamora over eight rounds in the super-bantamweight division

What is the running order?

Doors open at 4pm.

4:40pm: Kid Galahad vs. Emiliano Salvini

5:15pm: Gavin McDonnell vs. Robin Zamora

Float: Craig Richards vs. Dalton Miller

Sky Sports Box Office goes live from 6pm

6:10pm: Conor Benn vs. Joe Ducker

Followed by: Paul Smith vs. Daniel Regi

Followed by: Martin J Ward vs. Andy Townend

Followed by: Johnriel Casimero vs. Charlie Edwards

Followed by: Callum Smith vs. Norbert Nemesapati

Followed by: Lee Haskins vs. Stuart Hall

And then –– the big one: Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook

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