Naseem Hamed thinks Kell Brook will go down as the best British fighter of all-time if he can pull off a stunning victory against Gennady Golovkin on Saturday.
Brook (36-0-KO25) is stepping up two weight divisions to take on Golovkin at the O2 Arena with both fighters unbeaten in their professional careers.
Hamed, who was also a product of the famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield, thinks Brook can prove the doubters wrong and triumph against the world’s number one middleweight.
“This is a massive fight for Kell Brook and everyone seems to think that he will get knocked out, but I feel a little different about how this fight will go,” Hamed told Sky Sports News HQ.
Shot caller… #GGGBrook
— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) September 6, 2016
“I think Brook can box a very clever fight and use straight shots to get the victory. He needs to watch Sugar Ray Leonard against Marvin Hagler because that fight is the key to him winning this one. GGG is a great fighter but he hasn’t got the ability that Kell has – Brook is the far superior boxer.
“Kell can be the biggest superstar in boxing and the best British fighter ever if he can overcome Golovkin. I’m willing him on to win so much and he just needs to realise that he has the ability and skill to get the job done.
“He needs to be ready for 12 rounds of relentless pressure and hard punches and be able to take and absorb it. More importantly, he needs to avoid a lot of it and slow down the fight with his brilliant jab.”