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Luke Campbell celebrates victory over Derry Mathews to retain his WBC Silver Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena, in Liverpool. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA.

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Hull's Luke Campbell performs in an open workout at Leeds Trinity. (
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Gennady Golovkin (left) and Kell Brook during the WBC, IBF and IBO World Middleweight title bout at The O2 Arena. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

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Gennady Golovkin (centre) and Kell Brook during the WBC, IBF and IBO World Middleweight title bout at The O2 Arena. Picture: Nick Potts/PA.

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NO GO: Sheffield's Kell Brook lost out in the fifth round to Gennady Golovkin (left) . Picture: Nick Potts/PA

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Brook and GGG: head to head

Brave Kell Brook beaten

The fighting pride of Sheffield Kell Brook lost his David and Goliath battle against Gennady Golovkin tonight.

The courageous welterweight, who took on the destructive career middleweight at 160 pounds, was pummelled on the ropes in the fifth round.

Trainer Dominic Ingle did the right thing and waved the towel to end the contest.

A win would have required the performance of Brook’s life.

But he couldn’t keep the Kazakh off him.

His pressure was immense - but GGG said he wasn’t a middleweight opponent.

He said Brook had never hurt him.

Undefeated IBF world champion Brook, aged 30, (36-0, 25 KO’s) who had jumped up 13 pounds from his normal welterweight division looked desperate at the end.


Brook looked in trouble in the corner as he took some big shots.

But he continued to trade with him and came back with some combinations.

And landed two rights.


Brook traded punches in the middle of the ring with GGG and landed soe great shots.


Brook hit the canvas, a slip. GGG firing on all cylinders. Kell suffered a right eye injury, heavy bruising


GGG continued to stalk, a messy round but Brook landed qa decent upper cut and a left hook before the bell.


GGGG pressing on the ropes Kell looked in trouble taking too many headshots.

Dom Ingle flagging towel. It’s over.

HEAD-TO_HEAD: Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook during the weigh-in at The O2, London, yesterday. Picture: Steven Paston/PA

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Great Britain's Nicola Adams with her gold medal.

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