Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook Tips and Betting Offers, Saturday 10th September 2016, O2 Arena
Kell Brook has moved up two weight classes to set up a huge bout against Gennady Golovkin. The Kazakh fighter has dominated the middleweight division, but can the Sheffield-born boxer rise up and beat him? The bookies certainly don’t think so, as they’ve made him a 5/1 (888sport – triple odds for new customers) outsider ahead of the bout at the O2 Arena.
Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook Betting Offers and Free Bets
Unless stated the following boxing offers are for new customers only:
- 888sport – Golovkin 5/1 or Brook 20/1 – £10 max, winnings cash/free bets
- Coral – 8/1 Golovkin KO – £5 max, winnings paid free bets, £5 free bet if lose
- Betfair – 3/1 Golovkin v 16/1 Brook – £10 max, winnings paid in free bets, free bet if lose, £100 in free bets too
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Gennady Golovkin v Kell Brook Betting Tips
Sky Bet make GGG 1/7 favourite to come out on top here. Given his perfect record from 35 fights, including 32 knockouts, that’s hardly surprising. This is the superfight that Brook has been waiting for ever since his return to the ring. He had been set for a clash with Jessie Vargas at Bramall Lane, but that was put on hold once Golovkin was available.
The Kazakh was set for a huge bout with Chris Eubank Jr, but excessive demands from Eubank’s camp prevented that from taking place. That led to Brook putting his unbeaten record on the line here. It seems like a very risky move by the welterweight champion, but he was clearly desperate to organise this kind of bout. Promoter Eddie Hearn said the deal for the fight was finalised just 24 hours after Brook was offered the opportunity.
Brook doesn’t have that much to lose, but he’s heavily expected to taste defeat. However, a few big names have recently come out and backed his chances. Carl Froch warned against writing off the Sheffield fighter, while Juan Manuel Marquez said the challenger has a chance here. However, almost every pundit is struggling to see past GGG to take another win.
Froch claimed that this would be Golovkin’s toughest bout yet. Brook’s speed and technique should pose an interesting challenge, but it’s hard to see this going his way. Triple G has a knock out ratio of over 90%, he should eventually get the win. We can see the Kazakh having to wait a while here. He’s going to be chasing Brook for long stretches, as the challenger looks to use his speed to take the advantage.
It’s going to be late before Golovkin’s power finishes this one. That’s why we’ve gone with a win in the second half of the fight. We’re backing GGG to take this in round seven or later, which is 2/1 with Sky Bet.
We also like the look of over 7.5 rounds, which is evens with Bet365. If this is going to be GGG’s biggest challenge so far, then expect it to last until at least round eight. Brook usually gets his fights over quickly, but with a different game plan here he’ll be looking to drag this one out.