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Kell Brook will take inspiration from Muhammad Alis defeat of Sonny Liston when he begins boxings most intimidating challenge. Aaron Sanchez Jersey .The 30-year-old will step up to the middleweight division for the first time and attempt to overcome the undefeated IBF, WBC and WBA champion Gennady Golovkin Saturday.Brook remains the significant underdog for the fight at Londons O2 Arena, but will evoke the spirit of Ali to prepare him for the devastating puncher from Kazakhstan.Brook fondly spoke of Alis 1964 fight with the then-mighty world heavyweight champion Liston, whose menace Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- used to his advantage to score one of the finest victories of his career.When my backs against the wall, I always perform, said Brook, the reigning IBF welterweight champion. Im meant to perform at the highest level.The best comes out of me when my backs against the wall; when Im under that pressure. When I watched Ali when he boxed Sonny Liston: he pulled a gun out on him to scare him.[Hed lose in] one or two rounds, people were saying. He went out there and he shocked the world, and said that it was a blessing; he was so thankful Sonny Liston did that because hed never been as frightened and scared in his life.Im feeling on edge for this fight, but its only going to make me sharper on the night.In addition to his underdog attitude, Brook has kept his distance from Golovkin to maintain his coldness towards him.He has spent numerous hours in the company of a charming fighter as popular for his baby-faced appearance, smile and good manners as his exciting style. Brook, however, believes he cannot risk warming to him in the same way as so many others.What have we got to talk about? Brooks said. I want to punch him in the face, dont I? Its a sport; I dont like getting comfortable with who Im fighting, because if he ends up being nice, it doesnt feel as good as punching him, so its better to keep business as business.You get that gist from him, that hes very respectful. Theres not been any trash talking in this fight; weve both got a lot of respect for each other. He knows hes in one hell of a fight.Its just been business, promoting this fight. Ive never been comfortable being around who Im fighting. I prefer to be out of the room, because theres an atmosphere. I prefer to be with my team instead of mingling with the other fighter. It just doesnt happen.I dont get involved in all the [television programme] Behind The Ropes and Ive not watched Golovkin training, and his fights, because you end up getting involved in this hype. Russell Martin Jersey . Andreas Johnson had a goal and two assists while Jacob de la Rose also scored for Sweden (2-0-0). Esa Lindell and Rasmus Ristolainen replied for Finland (1-1-0) Lindell opened the scoring for Finland just 41 seconds into the game, but the hosts quickly regained their composure and tied the score less than four minutes later on Wennbergs first of the game. Kevin Pillar Jersey . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. http:///...autista-Kids-Jersey/ . It was just business as usual for the Thunder at home. Durant scored 32 points and the Thunder beat the Bulls 107-95 on Thursday night for their eighth straight win. Cubs fans from 5 years old to 95 are united by two things: misery and heartbreak. Ahead of the Cubs postseason run -- one with more expectations than many can remember -- we spanned the generations to find out what keeps the Chicago faithful coming back to Wrigley Field.?Jacquelyn Munsterman, 33, and babyMy husband took me to my first Cubs game when we were in college. It was windy and cold, and game went to extra innings. We had school the next day, so we had to leave. And then we heard the whole crowd erupt just as we were walking away. We left just a tad too early.The babys sisters name is Addison -- I think my husband had some hidden motives with that one. This one wont be Cubs-related, but shell be a fan. She doesnt get a choice.?Alex and Mya Gerstein, 9Mya: My favorite player is Addison Russell.Alex: Mines Anthony Rizzo. And we get hot dogs when we come to the games. I get ketchup on mine.Mya: I get celery salt.?Reece, 11, and Rylan Nowak, 10Reece: The first game we came to, well, there was a lot of people, and I remember we sat in like where the wind tunnel is, and it was like really cold. Rylan: And it was humongous.?Reece: I know we got cotton candy and some drinks.?Rylan: It was the Cubs and Cardinals. This year weve been to three: one of them was against the Dodgers, one of them was against the Rangers, and one of them was against the Diamondbacks. Every time we went, they won.?Puja Patel, 28My husband and I had a baseball-themed reception. We went to a Cubs-Sox game on our fourth date, and it just kind of built from there.The proposal itself didnt have anything to do with the Cubs, but when we were thinking of doing a Save the Date, I came across a Cubs ticket. We didnt want to pick a Cubs ticket as the Save the Date and not do anything to follow up with it.The wedding program was a baseball scorecard. We mirrored off of an old Cubs theme, August of 1988 because that was the year we were born, and thats the month we were married in. Our reception was baseball-themed, as well. Instead of having our guests have a table number, they were assigned to a stadium.?Anthony Stokes, 39When the Cubs win the World Series, its definitely going to be a dynasty. I dont think theyre gonna stop from here. Theyre the best team in baseball for a reason.?Rob Amesquita, 48I love it here. Anyone who knows me knows that from around the end of April to the end of September, this is where Im gonna be.We saat up on the roof in 84 and 89, and (San Franciscos) Will Clark broke our heart in 89 and hit that grand slam. Justin Smoak Jersey. (Andre) Dawson couldnt buy a hit that year. It was just like, this is what were born into. You just know that one year, its gonna be our year, and you just wanna be there when it happens.?David Silbasi, 53Theyre expected to win. Its not just like earlier near-misses. They werent the team to beat. They were always going to be a contender, but no one expected them to win. Now, theyre the runaway best team in baseball, and now the pressures on them. It will be even harder, I think, to overcome.Its beyond my imagination that this year is even possible. But my heart is too hardened to think were going all the way. Im keeping a healthy skeptics perspective.Sharon Blogg, 69Well, I think whether we win it or not, if I pass away like a lot of older people do -- although Im only 69 -- so I think that I just have no regrets in a way. Just being a Cubs fan, just coming every day and enjoying the Cubs, that is far better for me than winning the World Series. Ive had so many good experiences with the Cubs. Thereve been some tragic experiences for me: in 69, also 84. I was here for the Bartman game. That was a heartbreaker, too.??Bob Byrne, 75Even if we dont win, its still been the best year in baseball that Ive ever had. Most of the 41,000 people here every day would say the same thing.?Ann Lantolf, 82My first Cubs game was in 1961. My husband and I had just moved out here from New York, but Im originally from Pennsylvania. It was in September, so it was a late game. We got one box seat, it was on the first-base side right down by the dugout, and I came to the game. My husband stayed home to take care of the kids. And the Cubs won! Oh my God, unbelievable. Unbelievable. The ivy just blew my mind. And Ive been a fan ever since.?Henry Swiatek, 95I grew up with the Cubs. I went to Lane Tech High School, and I would go with some of the fellas in the neighborhood there. Wed go together, and wed go by streetcar from Armitage Avenue to Clark Street and then Clark to Wrigley Field.Two years ago, I was honored as a World War II veteran. My grandson set it up. They called my name over the PA system. 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