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Amir Khan: Without IBF Belt, Kell Brook Brings Nothing

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

KELL BROOK is aiming to move a giant stride nearer a domestic dust-up with Amir Khan by claiming a world title.

Brook bids to extend his blemish-free record to 33 straight wins by relieving Shawn Porter of the IBF world welterweight title in Los Angeles tonight.

And, if he is successful, the 28-year-old 'Special One' from Sheffield believes that an all-British clash with Khan will be on the cards.

He said: "I'm sure it can happen and, if it does take place, it can every much as big as the recent Carl Froch-George Groves fight at Wembley.

"A win over Porter gives me a world title and that, of course, will open all the doors at an elite level which is something I have always wanted.

"I think everyone would want to see me and Amir in the ring together. It would be like Froch-Groves because there is no love lost between us."

Former IBF and WBA king Khan, who has repeatedly said that Brook does not deserve to fight him, will now look at a possible clash if he overcomes Porter.

Khan said: "If he wins the IBF title, then maybe it can take place. He doesn't bring anything to the table without that."

Brook is a clear underdog with the bookies but 26-year-old Porter is taking nothing for granted against the Brit.

Porter, unbeaten in 26 bouts, overcame Paulie Malignaggi in four rounds when he made the first defence of his belt in Washington in March.

He is the clear odds-on favourite to defeat Brook but the challenger believes he can prove the bookies wrong with a major upset.

He said: "They have called it wrong, believe me. I love proving people wrong and I will be proving them wrong.

"The fact that the bookies are making him favourite and just hearing them say I can't win is all the extra motivation I need.

"I've got no doubts about the result. I think I can get a stoppage from round one. If I clip him, I'm going to finish him.

"I hit hard, harder than his previous opponents, and I will be looking for it. This is the chance I have always wanted and I aim to make the most of it."

But he will certainly face an awesome task against Porter who is positively brimming with confidence after that defeat of Malignaggi.

He said: "More than anything, the knockout of Malignaggi made me realise that I need to put on another spectacular performance this time around.

"I am the champion and want to stay that way. People talk about the power of Brook but I haven't seen anything on video to worry me."

PREDICTION: Brook's punching power gives him a real chance and it would be great to see him do it. But I feel Porter will shade it - on points.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by larryusa on 08-17-2014

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Comment by Box-Office on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=sako5;14857499][url]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/boxing/article-2246396/Amir-Khan-v-Carlos-Molina-Fans-invited-exchange-toys-tickets.html[/url] Oh wow, Amir brings so much crowd that his promoter is forced to give free tickets in exchange of toys to somehow fill the arena.[/QUOTE] I have to say, Good Post. -However, Khan vs Brook would be in U.K.…

Comment by micky1971 on 08-16-2014

[QUOTE=djt117;14858824]Like I told you once and I'll tell you again: Every other Welterweight not named Manny is simply a moocher off of Floyd's riches Amir Khan brings money to the table. $15 million (or more) to be specific (calculations contained…

Comment by micky1971 on 08-16-2014

wtf? who says what about the odds? these are two fringe fighters on the up both with nobodies at world level on either resume so why pick porter? because hes a yank? been done before and prooved not to be…

Comment by djt117 on 08-15-2014

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;14858765]Did Maidana get an immediate rematch from Khan? How about Julio Diaz? I guess those are different circumstances. Garcia not only beat Khan, he beat Matthysse too, and now Peterson is next. Garcia [B]might[/B] do what Khan couldn't...unify the 140…

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