Brook: Golovkin loss will help me beat Spence

Kell Brook insists he has drawn strength from defeat to Gennady Golovkin, ahead of his title showdown against Errol Spence Jr.

Brook moved up to two weights to face Golovkin eight months ago, but suffered his first professional loss after a fifth round stoppage.

The British fighter sustained a broken eye socket in the bout, but believes there were positives to take as he prepares to return to the ring against Spence in Sheffield on May 27.

Brook’s IBF world welterweight title will be on the line and says he has fully recovered from his injury.

"It was a big occasion [against Golovkin] that brought extra pressure and I was in there with the big, most-feared middleweight there is but I showed I could stand with him," Brook told Sky Sports.

"I sent out the blueprint to show that I am worth being at that level and for all the negatives that came from it, they all turned into positives.

"I took nothing bad from that fight. It is one big positive. You will see.

"I am champion of the world for a reason. They call me the 'Special One' for a reason and I want to show the world why, by using everything I've learned throughout my career, even the Golovkin fight.

"Spence is very talented but he has never been in there with anyone like me before. I do think I am going to be too good for him.

"I am in my prime. I am big, I am strong, fast, I've got a great boxing brain and he will see how mentally strong I am as well."

 

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