We are now only a week away from the Middleweight blockbuster between unbeaten WBA/WBC/IBF/IBO Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32) and unbeaten IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-0, 25). With the fight fast approaching the WBC enforced their 7-day weigh rules on Friday with both men being subjected to a check weight.
At the weigh in, held in different continents, Golovkin was marginally above the divisional limit at 162.9lbs, having lost 2.1lbs since the last check weight just over 3 weeks ago. At the 30-day weigh in the Kazakh was 165lbs and seems to have come down slowly and gradually but is now on target to hit the weight whenever he wants and remain strong and hydrated, a tactic that he has used through his career and something that suggests he is a small, but natural, Middleweight.
Brook on the other hand was 167.8lbs, almost at the Super Middleweight limit, when he weighed in in Sheffield. Despite still being well above the limit the Englishman had lost significant weight from his 30 day check weight of 176lbs, which was bang on the allowed maximum. Having lost about half of the weight he needed to lose over the last 3 weeks there is still plenty to lose for Brook, who will be competing at a career highest weight. Despite still having weight to lose there is no real doubt that he will make the 160lb however there are some doubting how he will will perform at a weight which has seen him bulk up 13lbs for the weigh in.
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