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Kell Brook: I Proved To Critics That I Belong at Top Level

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22KOs) feels confident that he finally proved his worth to the critics who never saw him as a top level fighter. Last Saturday night, Brook captured his IBF title with a twelve round majority decision win over previously undefeated Shawn Porter (24-1-1, 15KOs) at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

“I think I’ve been a bit underrated,” Brook told Talk Sports' Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “I think people were a bit fed up hearing ‘can he or can’t he’? It was down to me to get in there and prove I belong at the top level. People were fed up waiting for me to get in there, but now they know I belong at the top.”

Now Brook wants the very best that his division has to offer - including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao.

“It’s a short career and I want to get in there with the very best fighters. I want to test myself and excite the fans to the maximum,” he added. “To me it’s about having a fight and seeing the expression on the fans’ faces, making them so happy because they’ve had a brilliant fight.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TLC8 on 08-19-2014

Now if he starts fighting regularly in the states, fans will get behind him. Please get Khan signed for Wembly Stadium, knock him out early, then let's get on to more credible opponents. He's definitely arrived. Would love to see…

Comment by Showtime.. on 08-19-2014

Top Level excluding Floyd, Manny, Bradley, JMM. He is 5-7 now though.

Comment by hugh grant on 08-19-2014

youve proved nothing brook, how old are you, and its your first fight with a decent opponent? You've won one fight and its about time. Look how long Pac has been there and how many better names hes fought, and…

Comment by Wicky on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=`STEELHEAD;14871192]no classic problem here Wicky. he stayed small time on the local small screne for many years. i was made hip several years ago by brittboys here on boxscene and have been following him. outside of the matt hatton and…

Comment by STEELHEAD on 08-19-2014

[QUOTE=Wicky;14870407]It’s the classic problem… nobody wants to fight a risky battle against a nameless, potentially dangerous opponent. Brook’s had to wait for years for his shot. He should have got that opportunity earlier. I’ve always thought of him as a…

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