Triple G vs Brook prediction: Prince Naz likes underdog by KOWritten by Joseph Herron
This Saturday night, current IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook will test his mettle as he takes on possibly the hardest pound for pound puncher in boxing, middleweight champion Gennady 'Triple G' Golovkin.
While many are viewing this act of bravery as an inevitably foolish endeavor, British boxing legend and Hall of Fame featherweight Prince Naseem Hamed admires Brook's bold move and ultimately questions the level at which GGG's supporters have placed the heavy-handed Kazakh fighter.
"Triple G is good...he's very good. He's strong, but I don't know what everyone is really raving on about," the Prince recently told iFL TV. "He punches very, very hard, but skill wise and ability wise, I don't really see unbelievable talent. So I really don't know where you can put him. Is he a six? Maybe a 7? But he's not a ten, I can tell you that."
"On paper, Triple G is a monster. But what people don't know is Kell Brook can really fight."
It's often stated within the sport of boxing that pressure breaks pipes, but also creates diamonds. Hamed feels that an authentic gem will emerge from this weekend's seemingly insurmountable task. The now 42 year old boxing icon believes his fellow Briton has what it takes to dethrone the avoided Middleweight kingpin, because of his unique combination of natural athleticism, power and ring intelligence.
"Have we yet to see the best version of Kell Brook? Nobody has seen the best of Kell Brook, because nobody has really put it on him properly. Shawn Porter came close, but he had never seen someone with the size, the strength and ability of someone like Kell. This one's a bit different."
The Prince thinks the primary key to a Kell Brook victory will be revealed within the first few stanzas of the scheduled twelve round prizefight. It's a strategy that an all-time great Welterweight put into action almost 30 years ago.
"If Kell doesn't hurt GGG within six rounds, he'll have some problems. Kell needs to put it on him. He needs to hurt him within the first two to three rounds. I have a feeling something is going to happen in the 11th round of this one. I just have this feeling that Kell Brook can stop Triple G and take him out...and I think it's going to happen in the 11th round."
"It might sound mad, but I recognize a good plan in my head. If I were doing it, that's what I'd be looking at. Kell has to box very, very clever...he has to be slick with his jab, and hit him with straight shots. He has to box in a similar way to when Sugar Ray (Leonard) beat Marvin Hagler."
"I sent him (Kell Brook) and his father a text, telling him he needs to watch Leonard/Hagler ten times and memorize every round. That's the key to winning this fight."
Can Brook do the unthinkable; stop Triple G within the distance and emerge as boxing's newest superstar?
Fight fans will find out this Saturday night, when both fighters finally meet in the ring, at the O2 Arena in London, England.
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