Brook: Khan Will Probably Say I Need Another Title!
Kell Brook is the new IBF welterweight champion after claiming a majority decision over Shawn Porter in Carson, California.
The Sheffield fighter had been waiting 18 months for his title shot after seeing three clashes with Devon Alexander fall through, with Porter taking advantage to defeat Alexander and claim the belt.
But Brook took his chance when it came in a tight and at times untidy clash, with the judges handing him the contest 114-114, 117-111, 116-112.
Brook's win now sets up the potential for a domestic tussle against Amir Khan with both men eventually eyeing a bout against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather who holds the WBC and WBA straps.
The early rounds were tight affairs with Porter showing more aggression getting forward but Brook getting the better shots in and using the jab.
Brook was cut at the end of second but the wound did not appear to be deep and the 28-year-old gave a good showing in the third but Porter was still looking the busier despite not particularly troubling his opponent.
Porter sustained a cut at the end of the sixth and Brook rocked the American with a big uppercut in the closing stages of the next with the Briton beginning to look on top in the middle stages.
Brook was now the aggressor, taking the fight to his opponent at every opportunity, perhaps sensing that he would have to impress to be handed a points decision in Porter's home country.
And so it proved, with the judges handing Brook the decision as the Yorkshireman improved his record to 33-0 and inflicted a first professional defeat on Porter.
"I knew I was born to do this," Brook told Sky Sports. "I've come over here to his back yard from little England and I'm the champ."
On a potential fight with Khan, he added: "The British public want it. He'll probably say that I need to win another title for the fight.
"I know he doesn't like me. The fact is, he is getting it. I'm the champ of the world."
[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;14864669]Khan is going to be chasing brook all over twitter now begging for the fight[/QUOTE] He won't be fighting a 77th ranked Flyweight in his next fight that's for sure.Comment by SaldanaCC on 08-17-2014
Brook is what khan is not a world champion period khan should have to get a title to fight brook now in my eyes khan has done nothing at 147 brook just took out one of the best but after…Comment by Wicky on 08-17-2014
[QUOTE=fatmackdachamp;14863786]why would it be funny he is a champ who beat a champ but i guess khan beating Collazo should get u a fight lol[/QUOTE] Because Khan values himself too highly. Because Eddie Hearn offered Khan 5 million dollars to…Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 08-17-2014
Brook will flatten him. Porter has a real good chin but he was hurt a few times by Kell, Khan will get kept in check with the jab and dropped with a right hand. Brook will finish him.Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 08-17-2014
Khan is going to be chasing brook all over twitter now begging for the fightPost a Comment - View More User Comments (17)