Gennady Golovkin is trying to get inside Kell Brook’s head, with their big fight just three weeks away.
The Kazakh KO artist is suggesting the IBF welterweight from Sheffield would be foolhardy to take the fight to him in the early stages, at the 02.
“I’m very interested in what Kell will do.
“He will not fight like a street fighter because that would be a very short fight” he claimed. “If he is moving and dancing, maybe longer because I (will) need time.”
If GGG is trying to dictate the style Brook will adopt, he is wasting his time.
Brook is never influenced by events outside his camp and the game-plan for evening, constructed by Dom Ingle, has been weeks in the making.
Brook, who is sparring with Welshman Liam Williams this week, will have a steely focus on his own performance, rather than any chat from the opposite camp.
Meanwhile GGG’s trainer Abel Sanchez says he’s worked with “a lot of heavyweights who were big, big punchers, but with Gennady, it hurts when he hits you.”
Sanchez added: “God gave him heavy hands.
“But I think at this stage you can improve it and, if you saw him sometimes, he would stop and feel where his balance was.
“I think technique, timing and speed has a lot to do with it.”