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Hearn: Porter vs. Brook on August 16th at StubHub

By Mike Coppinger

The long-awaited clash between Shawn Porter and Kell Brook finally has a date and venue.

The Brit will make his U.S. television debut when he challenges rising star Shawn Porter for his IBF welterweight title at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on August 16, Brook's promoted Eddie Hearn revealed via Twitter on Wednesday. Showtime will carry the bout.

Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) has been waiting for a crack at the IBF title going back to last year when Devon Alexander held it, but that bout was scuttled due to injuries on three separate occasions. Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) impressively defeated Alexander in December, and then scored a knockout over Paulie Malignaggi this year.

Porter has faced the far better opposition, but Brook presents a formidable foe, a well-built 147-pounder who possesses speed and power.

A title rematch between super middleweights Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell is expected to be the co-feature. They fought to a draw in December.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by soul_survivor on 07-04-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14722934]i kinda hope brook wins since 1. no promotional ties and can fight anyone, and 2. hes the new matthysse, getting huge unwarranted hype imo. people are literally calling him over floyd already[/QUOTE] Lol are you retarded? Brook is not…

Comment by TheGoodBoy on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=Xing Cheng;14722740]the brook is a domestic fighter who should have lost the first carson fight porter will stop this bum in the first round brook couldnt even stop matthew haha that is his type of level he was tired in…

Comment by northstar on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=Xing Cheng;14722740]the brook is a domestic fighter who should have lost the first carson fight porter will stop this bum in the first round brook couldnt even stop matthew haha that is his type of level he was tired in…

Comment by D-MiZe on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=sugarsmosley;14722934]2. hes the new matthysse, getting huge unwarranted hype imo. people are literally calling him over floyd already[/QUOTE] Do people just pull stuff like this out of their arse? :peeright:

Comment by -MEGA- on 07-03-2014

Yea, Im pretty sure im gonna go to this one. One of the best venues ive evr been to. If not the best. August 16th though.....Its gonna be hot as fvck!!!

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