Brook v Golovkin: Kell Brook’s superdiet laid bare as middleweight hopeful prepares for the fight of his life


NUTRITIONIST Greg Marriott helped put a smile on Kell Brook’s face during a gruelling training camp.

Brook, 30, needed extra fuel to meet the demands of each session, which meant having to eat more.

Kell Brook has had to eat a lot more in order to meet the demands of his training sessions
Kell Brook has had to eat more in order to meet demands of training sessions
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graphic-food-for-foughtThat was music to the ears of a fighter well versed in the struggle to make the 147lb welterweight limit.

But, as Marriott told SunSport, every mouthful of food helped Brook prepare to fight Gennady Golovkin at middleweight.

He said: “In the middle of this camp, after burning 2,000 calories a day, he was on something like 4,900 calories a day. That’s a lot of food.

“To get that much clean food in is hard, it really is. But Kell is a monster, it’s a blessing to have this fight and feed him this time.

“At this top level, there’s no guesswork. I’ve no fears about Kell having to do 12 rounds with the extra weight.”

Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez dubbed Brook’s step-up from IBF world welterweight champion to middleweight as “a science experiment”.

Abel Sanchez dubbed Kell Brook's step-up in weight as a science experiment
Abel Sanchez dubbed Kell Brook’s step-up in weight as a “science experiment”
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But promoter Eddie Hearn believes cracks are appearing in the condition of the WBA Super, WBC and IBF champion and his team’s confidence.

Hearn said: “I’m going to throw this out there.

“I didn’t think Gennady Golovkin looked that great. I thought he looked a little bit drawn in the face.”

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