Two weight world champion Carl Frampton says he would love to see Kell Brook defeat the fearsome Gennady Golovkin on Saturday night at the O2 in London, but he like everyone else knows the Sheffield man is up against it.

IBF world welterweight champion Brook, is stepping up two weight divisions to take on Golovkin, a boxer Frampton rates very highly and credits Brook for taking on the challenge.

Former unified super-bantamweight champion Frampton recently moved up weight division himself to out-point former unbeaten champion Leo Santa Cruz at featherweight in New York, and believes moving from welterweight to middleweight will work to Brook’s advantage, but admits he will be up against it.

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“I would love to see Kell Brook do it and I know a lot of people have written him off but he is a big welterweight and he’s probably like me,” Frampton told Sky Sports.

“To step up to face Golovkin at middleweight is dangerous. It is a big ask but he’s got balls and you’ve got to give him credit for it.

“I see a lot of people giving him stick but he deserves credit for taking it on. It would be great if he did it and I hope he gets very, very well paid out of it but it’s hard not looking past Golovkin.

“I hope he can do it and I will be willing him on.”

Frampton on Golovkin

‘The Jackal’ rates Golovkin as one of the most complete fighters he has ever seen.

“People don’t rate his boxing skills and talk about his lack of boxing skills, they say he’s like some sort of robot who just comes forward but this guy was an unbelievable amateur.

“He was amateur world champion, he had an incredible record and he can box when he has to. He can fight when he has to, he can punch hard with both hands and his shot selection is incredible.

“He’s very, very durable and he can take a shot, too. He is one of the most complete fighters I have ever seen.

“And if we just want to talk about that power, just watch him as an amateur. He was knocking out people like Lucien Bute. He is just class, brilliant.”

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