Sheffield boxing: Secret science is helping Kell Brook ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight

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Trainer Dominic Ingle is keeping the lid on state-of-the-art scientific techniques being employed to get the most out of Kell Brook’s muscular body as he moves up to middleweight.

Sheffield’s world welterweight champion moves up 13 pounds to take on concussive middleweight Gennady Golovkin at London’s 02 Arena two weeks on Saturday.

Brook regularly benefits from the additional expertise of Hallam University Sports Science experts - and they have proved particularly useful on this camp, says Ingle.

“It’s a shorter camp than usual because of the circumstances surrounding how the fight was made” Ingle said.

“So we have brought Hallam University Sports Science department on board. This enables us to be more precise in how we manage his workload, weight and fitness goals in the given time.

“Techniques have been employed - which will remain confidential - to enable Kell’s cardiovascular system to cope with the added weight that takes him up to middleweight.”

Sheffield is supporting the underdog, Kell Brook

Sheffield is supporting the underdog, Kell Brook

Ingle gives respect and grudging praise to GGG, the unified champion with a W35 L0, 32 KOs record. Asked if he was an admirer of the Kazakh’s style, he said: “He’s an aggressive come-forward fighter and very exciting to watch.

“I admire what he has achieved but style-wise I admire Floyd Mayweather, Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones, Bernard Hopkins.

“I have watched his most prominent fights, he strikes fear into most of his opponents, he’s very good when allowed to fight his fight...”

The implication is that the slick Sheffield fighter will come up with a plan that stops the relentless puncher, who is gifted at cutting down the ring and dominating his rival.

n Errol Spence Jr is targeting Brook’s IBF belt after knocking out Leonard Bundu.

“I definitely want my shot at Kell Brook and his title,” he said.

“I want him next. If he vacates or gets stripped then I’ll fight for his vacant title. I’ve paid my dues.”

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