Boxing experts who keep banging on about the alleged disparity in size between IBF welterweight champ Kell Brook and multi-title middleweight icon Gennady Golovkin may have to think again.
At the World Boxing Council’s 30-day check weigh-in, Sheffielder Brook scaled 176 pounds - the limit - compared with the Kazakh’s 165lbs.
While the South Yorkshireman has a pound or two to shift, he will find that much easier than having to boil down to his normal 10st 7lbs.
Brook said: “I am these extra few pounds because I want to be these extra few pounds; I want to be this heavy.
“I will be bringing the speed as well as the power into this fight. I am not making welterweight, I was always draining myself jumping on and off the scales. This time I don’t have to worry about the weight, I can concentrate on technique, power and skill.
“Come fight night, I’ll be peaking and ready to fly.”
Golovkin said: “I’m happy because one month before the fight, [I am] my perfect weight.
“You know, 165...I have one month, this is nothing. It feels great just smiling, beautiful weather, beautiful day.
“I have just two months - in the first month, just power train and my weight is 165. I eat four times per day, it feels very good.”