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 Last update:  6/25/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Hearn: Brook Wants To Beat The Best, He'll Beat Porter
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is confident IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15KOs) will go forward with his mandatory defense against Kell Brook (32-0, 22KOs).

There have been some stumbles, with an August 9th date falling through and a new date is now being worked on. Last year, Brook missed was scheduled to face then champion Devon Alexander on three separate dates. All three fell through due to injuries. Then Porter got a shot at Alexander and captured his title with an upset decision last December.

Kell Brook has come in for a lot of criticism and stick which is totally unjustified. He had three fights with Devon Alexander, two of which he had to pull out of through injury and one that was cancelled because of an injury to Alexander," Hearn said in his Daily Mail column.

"He suffered a lot of heartache and expense missing out on that opportunity. We're a year behind but he's got his shot and he wants to prove a point. He wants to beat the best and he will beat Shawn Porter.

"They know what kind of fight this is, a real fight against a top welterweight and maybe the risk-reward doesn't work out. But they're in too deep and the only way out is to vacate and I can't see [Porter] doing that."

Tags: Kell Brook , Shawn Porter , Eddie Hearn , Porter-Brook , Porter vs. Brook


 

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comment by Red Cyclone, on 06-26-2014
Don't like Kell Brook but It'd be funny to see him de-rail one of the biggest American prospects.

comment by CLUNG3-TANK, on 06-26-2014
[QUOTE=gbonafide]Eddie Hearn also thought Burns was going to ride the home crowd and doba job on Crawford. That fight wasn't even competitive. Shawn Porter got this.[/QUOTE] not even hearn truly thought he'd win that one

comment by Box Up!, on 06-26-2014
[QUOTE=redpilladvocate]Porter/Brook is a 50/50 fight for me. I'm not sold on either of them, but it's always fascinating to see two up & comers go at it, especially in this day & age. Hope it happens so bad.[/QUOTE] You're all banging on about that Stonehenge tooth whoopy cunt Porter like he's...

comment by redpilladvocate, on 06-26-2014
Porter/Brook is a 50/50 fight for me. I'm not sold on either of them, but it's always fascinating to see two up & comers go at it, especially in this day & age. Hope it happens so bad.

comment by Jakutindi Wauya, on 06-26-2014
This is not good for Brook. He had too many cancellations against Alexander and now the goal posts have started shifting against Porter. This is a sign he is getting into deeper waters than he can deal with. In as much as I don't like Brooks for fighting bums, his safety concerns me now that all ...

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