O2 Arena Quick Results – Golovkin Takes Out Brook in 5

O2 Arena Quick Results – London’s behemoth O2 Arena hosted HBO Boxing’s middleweight “super-fight” on Saturday, September 10th as Gennady Golovkin faced Kell Brook.

The two men entered the ring to a complete light and sound show, and the enthusiastic British crowd took the pre-fight energy level through the ceiling. The fight started out with both men engaging in tentative exchanges with the tension palpable in the air, but before the first round was over the fight turned into a war.

Golovkin showed his skill by constantly coming forward and cutting off the ring. Brook answered well, on several occasions backing Golovkin off and bloodying GGG’s nose in round two. At the start of round four, Golovkin came out with more resolve and from there he landed heavy punches on Brook. Brook tried to answer, but Golovkin was getting through to the body and the head. Brook seemed to be checking his eye constantly – the Sky Sports broadcasting team speculated a broken eye socket – and his corner stood poised to throw in the towel about 20 seconds before tossing it in to stop Golovkin´s onslaught. Brook went out on his shield in this one, but Golovkin scores his twenty-third consecutive stoppage in grand fashion on hostile ground.

The co-feature saw IBF world bantamweight champion Lee Haskins (33-3) taking on former champion Stuart Hall (20-4-2) in an all British bout for an alphabet soup world title. Haskins was the smaller man, but he came out and banked early rounds with his skill and quickness. The second half of the fight saw the bigger, more plodding Hall slow Haskins down to his pace and land with more success. The two parried for twelve rounds with neither man going down nor landing any truly meaningful sequences. Heading to the judges you had the distinct feeling it could go either way and the judges returned scores of 115-113, 117-111 and 116-112 in favor of Haskins. The decision was received with boos.

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PIC: The O2 was packed to the rafters as Brook and then Golovkin made there way to the ring.

 

O2 Arena Quick Results – More From The Undercard

In super middleweight action, undefeated WBC silver champion Callum Smith took on Hungary’s Norbert Nemesapati (21-3). Smith is considered the best of a quartet of boxing brothers that saw his older brother Paul fight earlier in the evening and also sees brother Liam facing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez next week in the most important fight of his career.

Nemesapati proved to be gritty and tough and he had a game plan of attacking the body, but Smith is the #1 contender for the WBC world title for a reason, and he took his time breaking down the Hungarian. By the end of the sixth round, Smith hurt Nemesapati with a body shot and he landed a head shot as his opponent was taking a knee. The bell rang to signal the end of the round, but Nemesapati would not come out for round seven. Smith goes to 21-0 with 16 stoppages. He hopes to face WBC world champion Badou Jack in the very near future.

IBF world flyweight champion Joel Riel Casimero (22-3) of the Philippines faced 23-year-old Charlie Edwards (8-0) in what was his first title defense. Edwards flashed his talent, but he just did not have the experience to overcome Casimero.

Casimero came out pressuring, and he would use his right hand  throughout the fight to land on Edwards who showed he was very hit-able. Edwards put together a couple of better rounds in the fifth and six as Casimero may have been taking a breather. Casimero picked the pace back up again and by round 10, he snuck in a left  that sent Edwards to the canvas. Edwards got up, but Casimero was in hunter mode and the ref stopped the fight at the 1:57 mark of round 10 with Edwards eating punches along the ropes. A gallant effort for Edwards, who was bidding to become the youngest Englishman to win a world title, but he was not on Casimero’s level on this night.

The vacant BBBofC British 130-pound title is going home with Martin Joseph Ward as he outclassed Andy Townend from beginning to end. Ward was aggressive throughout the fight and he showed good boxing skills and by the eighth round the referee stepped in to save Townend from more punishment. The stop came at the 1:54 mark.

Light heavyweight Paul Smith, another of the fighting Smith brothers, fought Daniel Regi on the undercard in an eight round bout. Smith did not need the full eight rounds, dispatching Regi at the 2:16 mark of round five to improve to 38-6

Conor Benn is now 4-0 after stopping late sub Joe Ducker in the second round of their four round bout. Benn, who is 19 years old, is the son of former two weight class world titleholder Nigel Benn.

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COMMENTS

-teaser :

Gennnady is like the tide coming in ...at first the water isn't so daunting ...and still you think you can handle it but it just keeps coming till it drowns you ...great fight loved the action ...Brooke had his moments the man is a fighter ...but when you don't buzz GGG with ur sunday best and he asks for more (round 2) ..it's just a matter of time ..good stoppage ...could have been some serious damage done lots of head shots Kell is a tough dude


-Yogo :

Kel will never be the same again. Badly hurt.


-amayseng :

Kel will never be the same again. Badly hurt.
I think he will be, the corner stopped it early even though GGG did land some serious shots.


-amayseng :

Gennnady is like the tide coming in ...at first the water isn't so daunting ...and still you think you can handle it but it just keeps coming till it drowns you ...great fight loved the action ...Brooke had his moments the man is a fighter ...but when you don't buzz GGG with ur sunday best and he asks for more (round 2) ..it's just a matter of time ..good stoppage ...could have been some serious damage done lots of head shots Kell is a tough dude
great analogy. GGG just keeps coming and coming and coming and when he decides to turn it up there is just no enduring it. props to Brook though.


-brownsugar :

If G wants a fight he's going to have to see Daniel Jacobs, no mention of Jacobs by the announcers either but its the best match up in the middleweights. Way better than G vs Canelo. Al will let Jacobs fight on HBO... he would be a live dog.... and the most dangerous Golovkin opponent yet. Besides I doubt Saunders wants to step up for the UK. Saunders is probably thinking "don't look at me". But you can understand why G wants it.... the British fans support their fighters 200%. Even Haymon is looking to start staging fights there.


-Skibbz :

Great analogy about the tide, very apt. The atmosphere was as thrilling as the fight itself. I thought it was a fair stoppage although not immediately. Brook gave a solid account of himself and it was probably the most exciting golovkin or brook fight of their careers. Brook will be back, hopefully versus canelo whatever the smith outcome is. Golovkin took some big punches right on his whiskers and wouldn't blink. Golovkin Jacobs could be fun. Agreed don't see Saunders fighting golovkin, nor canelo. Great display from both guys had a great night.


-Radam G :

Gennnady is like the tide coming in ...at first the water isn't so daunting ...and still you think you can handle it but it just keeps coming till it drowns you ...great fight loved the action ...Brooke had his moments the man is a fighter ...but when you don't buzz GGG with ur sunday best and he asks for more (round 2) ..it's just a matter of time ..good stoppage ...could have been some serious damage done lots of head shots Kell is a tough dude
No doubt! He is like attacking water. But he needs to quit being like a tide. Sooner before later 3g is going to run up on a pug who knows about riding waves going side to side. Thus will be able to ride that tide. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Great analogy about the tide, very apt. The atmosphere was as thrilling as the fight itself. I thought it was a fair stoppage although not immediately. Brook gave a solid account of himself and it was probably the most exciting golovkin or brook fight of their careers. Brook will be back, hopefully versus canelo whatever the smith outcome is. Golovkin took some big punches right on his whiskers and wouldn't blink. Golovkin Jacobs could be fun. Agreed don't see Saunders fighting golovkin, nor canelo. Great display from both guys had a great night.
Super atmosphere... what a Party... you guys are the best fans in the world.


-DaveB :

That fight reminded me of LaMotta saying - You couldn't put me down Ray. You couldn't put me down.


-Radam G :

Kel will never be the same again. Badly hurt.
Hehehe! C'mon, bloke! Don't choke! You are telling a joke? You had me there for a sec. I thought that you were spittin' fire instead of blowing smoke. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

Maybe I saw a Different Fight..... I really think K. Brook was having his moments and clearly Out-Boxing the Slower Gololvkin in the middle of the Ring, I think he had a back 1:00 of the fight when his Ego caused him to take shots against the Ropes, but his Corner Over-Reacted, Kell was Slipping and Rolling of the shots, it's not like he was just defenseless and Taking a Beating.... You can make the Argument that Brook won 2 outta the 5 rounds so he was clearly in the fight.. GGG Clearly has power in Both Hands, but He doesn't move his head defensively, his hand speed is Sub Par, he rarely punches in Combinations, he just loads up on big shots, and he can't fight backing up... When Brook was firing offensively All GGG was doing was eating clean shots and Nodding to say "good Job" at the end of eating 2-3 punch combinations... The WELTERWEIGHT champion of the world, Rocked him a few times (I saw a SOLID uppercut land that clearly hurt him) and if GGG every goes up in weight I'm not sure he would be able to 1) Carry his power with him and 2) Take shots from a "Bigger Man"


-Radam G :

Maybe I saw a Different Fight..... I really think K. Brook was having his moments and clearly Out-Boxing the Slower Gololvkin in the middle of the Ring, I think he had a back 1:00 of the fight when his Ego caused him to take shots against the Ropes, but his Corner Over-Reacted, Kell was Slipping and Rolling of the shots, it's not like he was just defenseless and Taking a Beating.... You can make the Argument that Brook won 2 outta the 5 rounds so he was clearly in the fight.. GGG Clearly has power in Both Hands, but He doesn't move his head defensively, his hand speed is Sub Par, he rarely punches in Combinations, he just loads up on big shots, and he can't fight backing up... When Brook was firing offensively All GGG was doing was eating clean shots and Nodding to say "good Job" at the end of eating 2-3 punch combinations... The WELTERWEIGHT champion of the world, Rocked him a few times (I saw a SOLID uppercut land that clearly hurt him) and if GGG every goes up in weight I'm not sure he would be able to 1) Carry his power with him and 2) Take shots from a "Bigger Man"
Good stuff! Fans are so in love with 3g that they cannot see him being challenged. He was no doubt in a scrap where he met his match. No way was he ripping "Special K" apart. Things were just getting ready to get started until the corner wuzzy out. I wanted to know how much monster that 3g had in him. He did get crack a couple of times. Holla!


-DaveB :

Golovkin is an excellent fighter, very strong. He has good balance and fights at range so as to get maximum power on his punches. He applies tremendous pressure and is relentless. I knew Brook was an excellent fighter too and expected a lot from him. He delivered. Golovkin doesn't move his head and looked human. I always thought Ward would have eaten him up. I'm convinced of that now more than ever even though I didn't need to be. Sanchez is making himself look stupider saying GGG is willing to fight Ward at 168. Since when? Oh, since Ward moved up to LHW. Okay, let's move on. The best fight out there for GGG is Jacobs from a fan perspective. Whether or not Jacobs is really willing to fight him we will see. I think GGG has the power to take out any middleweight and Jacobs is no exception (he did get knocked down by Mora) but I think Jacobs has bonafided power himself. I would probably pick GGG but I don't think it is unreasonable for Jacobs to be a live dog.


-amayseng :

WOW you all are trying soooooooo hard to make GGG human or average or whatever. GGG chose not to move his head, stay in the pocket and allow KB to unload shots and eat them. Did GGG do that against DL? or did he stay at range use the jab and hop out of the pocket early for a few rounds until he broke DL down? My God, like Bsug said in the other thread, GGG was carrying KB, he said earlier in the week he wanted an exciting street fight because he knows that is what gets tickets sold and fans coming. If he knocks KB out in one its a waste of time and no one signs up to fight. Slow? GGG's jab was quicker than KB's. KB landed a crushing uppercut, of course it was a good shot, but **** everyone acted like it put GGG on queerstreet. The first time GGG hit kb he hurt him in round one, then laid off him purposely. kb was doing a good job of rolling and deflecting shots, but he was being broken down very badly in that last round. We just watched Khan out box canelo for 5 rounds straight until getting his glass chin hit once and going to sleep. GGG outlands and outboxes kb 5 rounds straight without even attempting defense and gets criticized for breaking him down with half landed shots as those here specify and a stoppage, like its a bad thing.. emotion can be blinding, like a crazy girl not seeing what is truly there.


-teaser :

i say Kell beats the Ginger Bread Man ...Khan has no chance...stay in bed ur going to sleep anyway ...I said GGG was easy to hit after i watched him fight Prokza and thought back then the he and Lemieux would be fire works but it ended up a one sided beating .... yup Jacobs v GGG is the middle weight fight most appealing but Saunders with all those UK fans is the money fight ...and that's what it's all about


-DaveB :

It is so funny when people say that GGG took it easy on Brook. That is not the fight I saw. GGG was trying like hell to tear his head off. Looked like he was getting frustrated and angry. I truly doubt he tried to carry him in the first round. His face was sure marked up and he didn't look so good in stretches. I guess for the last minute of the fight he was just letting Brook slide until they threw in the towel. GGG is a monster but he didn't look like such a big bad monster so much. You guys love your guy. That is alright but some people saw it a tad differently it seems.


-Radam G :

WOW you all are trying soooooooo hard to make GGG human or average or whatever. GGG chose not to move his head, stay in the pocket and allow KB to unload shots and eat them. Did GGG do that against DL? or did he stay at range use the jab and hop out of the pocket early for a few rounds until he broke DL down? My God, like Bsug said in the other thread, GGG was carrying KB, he said earlier in the week he wanted an exciting street fight because he knows that is what gets tickets sold and fans coming. If he knocks KB out in one its a waste of time and no one signs up to fight. Slow? GGG's jab was quicker than KB's. KB landed a crushing uppercut, of course it was a good shot, but **** everyone acted like it put GGG on queerstreet. The first time GGG hit kb he hurt him in round one, then laid off him purposely. kb was doing a good job of rolling and deflecting shots, but he was being broken down very badly in that last round. We just watched Khan out box canelo for 5 rounds straight until getting his glass chin hit once and going to sleep. GGG outlands and outboxes kb 5 rounds straight without even attempting defense and gets criticized for breaking him down with half landed shots as those here specify and a stoppage, like its a bad thing.. emotion can be blinding, like a crazy girl not seeing what is truly there.
No way that he is average. And we'd be stone crazy-@$$ fools to make him so. We are just calling a spade a spade. And we are not seeing shadows in the shade. Three g is beneficial of the weakest middleweight division in about 15 years. Line 'em up, and he will beat them down. None can test him. They either don't have talent and skills or are too limited with victimization of circumstances. Big welterweight "Special K" was testing 3g, ever how small and short. But special K had an overprotected trainer/cornerman. A pug worth his salt rather take a beating than a cornerman stopping it too soon. Alway let the fighter holla the mythical and Big Screen "No mas!" Or "you couldn't knock me down...." That cornerman cheated us all by being an emotional wuz. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

As Much as I am a fan of Knockout's, I'm also a fan of Defense... I don't believe the notion that fighters "Allow themselves" to be hit... When I think of some of the great Middleweights, you could barely win Rounds against them... B-Hop at 160, RJJR, James Toney, Marvin Hagler all were tough to win Rounds against, and I had Brook Winning 2 of the 5 Rounds, I'm Not saying GGG is not the Best Middleweight in the world, that point is Indisputable, But I don't See the Boogie Man that everyone else does.... So KB went up Two Full Weight Classes to Accept the Challenge, but why is no one calling for GGG to go up to 175 and fight the winner of Kovalev vs Ward???


-Radam G :

Golovkin is an excellent fighter, very strong. He has good balance and fights at range so as to get maximum power on his punches. He applies tremendous pressure and is relentless. I knew Brook was an excellent fighter too and expected a lot from him. He delivered. Golovkin doesn't move his head and looked human. I always thought Ward would have eaten him up. I'm convinced of that now more than ever even though I didn't need to be. Sanchez is making himself look stupider saying GGG is willing to fight Ward at 168. Since when? Oh, since Ward moved up to LHW. Okay, let's move on. The best fight out there for GGG is Jacobs from a fan perspective. Whether or not Jacobs is really willing to fight him we will see. I think GGG has the power to take out any middleweight and Jacobs is no exception (he did get knocked down by Mora) but I think Jacobs has bonafided power himself. I would probably pick GGG but I don't think it is unreasonable for Jacobs to be a live dog.
I gotta to ride shotgun witcha. Excellent points. Holla!


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

From what I saw yesterday, GGG needs to stay at middleweight because I believe that he will lose the moment that his power becomes ineffective. Brook won arguably 2 or 3 rounds and I can only imagine what a bigger or equal size man with skills would exploit. His handlers were wise in not accepting the Andre Ward fight because SOG would have put on a clinic against "little G." Mark my words, the moment that GGG dares to be great by moving up, he will be exploited and exposed. James Degale is a guy that called him out at 168. Degale is a perfect example of a guy that has the amateur pedigree, boxing skill, and size to put the boggie man myth surrounding little G to rest. However, GGG is the man at 160, no denying that!


-wilyty :

Brook's skill is good n had his moment, but i dont know why GGG was in a hurry. If he fight a little patient, he won't take those extra shots, but the KO may came a few rounds later.


-KO Digest :

It will take a very special fighter to beat GGG before Father Time catches up to him.


-Radam G :

It will take a very special fighter to beat GGG before Father Time catches up to him.
Hehe! At 34 years old, father time is around the corner unless he has genes similar to the late, greats Bob FitzSimmon, Jack Johnson, Archie Moore and the everlasting B-Hop Taylor, just to name a few. The above dudes were hard to beat up into their late 40s and 50s. Holla!


-brownsugar :

As hard as it is to comprehend, GGG was playing with this guy, he broke his face in the first round... you could tell because Kell was pawing his face in a weird way and it was confirmed during the post fight doctor visit. For some very strange reason, or maybe just because of his insatiable lust for battle, Golovkin likes to get a leather face massage from time to time. You see this against Willy the Worm junior and Domenic Wade... maybe it stems from his childhood when his big brothers (the ones wjo died in the war)would pick out guys on the street for G to fight with. But with decent hitters like Lemieux, Rosado, and Stevenson, G got hit much less. GGG didn't put the real heat on KB until round five. If he had been allowed to put Kell down, he could have potentially ended up like Mogamed. If I thought that Kell had a cracked orbital just because his body language looked a lot like Gerald McClellan's when he took a knee against Nigel Benn, imagine what was going through the minds of his experienced corner men who had the opportunity to see Kell up close and personal?.... not to mention the fact that they knew Kell was having vision problems. It was a very bold move by KB's corner to halt the party when they did, even though a live gate of 20,000 people were trying to get their money's worth and the world was watching. Kudos to Kell for letting it all hang out. But don't under estimate Golovkin who's idea of having fun is taking a few shots against weaker hitters. If he gets Danny Jacobs next, you will see the defensively respectfull version of Golovkin, I guarantee it. Danny is dangerous, very dangerous.


-amayseng :

As hard as it is to comprehend, GGG was playing with this guy, he broke his face in the first round... you could tell because Kell was pawing his face in a weird way and it was confirmed during the post fight doctor visit. For some very strange reason, or maybe just because of his insatiable lust for battle, Golovkin likes to get a leather face massage from time to time. You see this against Willy the Worm junior and Domenic Wade... maybe it stems from his childhood when his big brothers (the ones wjo died in the war)would pick out guys on the street for G to fight with. But with decent hitters like Lemieux, Rosado, and Stevenson, G got hit much less. GGG didn't put the real heat on KB until round five. If he had been allowed to put Kell down, he could have potentially ended up like Mogamed. If I thought that Kell had a cracked orbital just because his body language looked a lot like Gerald McClellan's when he took a knee against Nigel Benn, imagine what was going through the minds of his experienced corner men who had the opportunity to see Kell up close and personal?.... not to mention the fact that they knew Kell was having vision problems. It was a very bold move by KB's corner to halt the party when they did, even though a live gate of 20,000 people were trying to get their money's worth and the world was watching. Kudos to Kell for letting it all hang out. But don't under estimate Golovkin who's idea of having fun is taking a few shots against weaker hitters. If he gets Danny Jacobs next, you will see the defensively respectfull version of Golovkin, I guarantee it. Danny is dangerous, very dangerous.
well said bsug


-amayseng :

As Much as I am a fan of Knockout's, I'm also a fan of Defense... I don't believe the notion that fighters "Allow themselves" to be hit... When I think of some of the great Middleweights, you could barely win Rounds against them... B-Hop at 160, RJJR, James Toney, Marvin Hagler all were tough to win Rounds against, and I had Brook Winning 2 of the 5 Rounds, I'm Not saying GGG is not the Best Middleweight in the world, that point is Indisputable, But I don't See the Boogie Man that everyone else does.... So KB went up Two Full Weight Classes to Accept the Challenge, but why is no one calling for GGG to go up to 175 and fight the winner of Kovalev vs Ward???
he sure did allow himself to get hit most of the time he showed no effort of head movement of getting out of the pocket he stood there and allowed KB to tee off hoping to counter or punch at the same time. Hell go watch Floyd vs Cotto and see how many shots Floyd got caught with while trying to elude and defend every single punch and then come back here and tell me how terrible ggg is because he gets hit. everyone gets hit, it is the name of the game. ggg showed absolutely NO respect for kbs power, ate the shots like nothing. and everyone knows unless you are paulie pussyboy malignaggi getting hit by any pro boxer hurts. so what if kb was a ww he came in at a strong natural 170 on fight night,


-amayseng :

No way that he is average. And we'd be stone crazy-@$$ fools to make him so. We are just calling a spade a spade. And we are not seeing shadows in the shade. Three g is beneficial of the weakest middleweight division in about 15 years. Line 'em up, and he will beat them down. None can test him. They either don't have talent and skills or are too limited with victimization of circumstances. Big welterweight "Special K" was testing 3g, ever how small and short. But special K had an overprotected trainer/cornerman. A pug worth his salt rather take a beating than a cornerman stopping it too soon. Alway let the fighter holla the mythical and Big Screen "No mas!" Or "you couldn't knock me down...." That cornerman cheated us all by being an emotional wuz. Holla!
of course kb was testing ggg , kb is WORLD class and the best ww in the world, top ten lb 4 lb talent wise, his skills were on par with ggg with superior agility being a bit smaller, GGG said take your superior agility and i will walk right through your shots and give you my superior strength and power along with relentless pursuit and see who budges, and we saw what happened, kb broke down quick. GGG broke his face in the first round.


-Radam G :

of course kb was testing ggg , kb is WORLD class and the best ww in the world, top ten lb 4 lb talent wise, his skills were on par with ggg with superior agility being a bit smaller, GGG said take your superior agility and i will walk right through your shots and give you my superior strength and power along with relentless pursuit and see who budges, and we saw what happened, kb broke down quick. GGG broke his face in the first round.
That freak thing of the mug light -- crushed like stepping on an empty milk carton -- broke down "Special K." imagine if there were not that first-round injury. Fans seldom put in all the variables of opponent's injuries. Just in the short time of that scrap, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the many vulnerabilities of 3g. Team Special K put the weight on the wrong way. That is why he suffered crushes around his mug light. Water weight on the mug and dome will get something broke above the neck everytime. Collagen is meant to be between the bones and skin, not water. Special K should have come in between 152lbs and 155lbs, and he likely would not have suffer from "POP GOES THE WEASEL" with his bones, especially around the mug light or of any bone in his cranium. Being a water head in boksing will get one of those cranium broken. Holla!