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Porter-Brook Deal Reached For August 9 in New York

By Edward Chaykovsky

The purse bid is no longer necessary, as the International Boxing Federation reveals that a deal was reached for Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) to defend his IBF welterweight title against mandatory challenger Kell Brook (34-0, 22 KOs). The sanctioning body was told the fight would take place on August 9th in New York.

Porter is riding a hot streak, with an upset win over Devon Alexander to capture the title last year and then a one-sided four round destruction of former champion Paulie Malignaggi. Brook is undefeated and regarded as a dangerous fighter, but Porter represents a big step up in class when compared to his past opponents.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 06-07-2014

[QUOTE=ImStillHere;14633438]What the haters gonna say when Brook sparks Porter out[/QUOTE] I hope Kell make it to the weigh-in....I think there's a lot of people including myself who believe he won't make it that far....sparking Porter is definitely off the radar.....so…

Comment by Light_Speed on 06-07-2014

I'm picking Porter to brutalize Brook.

Comment by RichCCFC on 06-07-2014

Is it possible we're overrating Porter now? Alexander possibly could have overlooked him, Paulie is pretty much one the downside of his career and has nothing to hold Porter off him.

Comment by Flaco-N13 on 06-07-2014

[QUOTE=AddiX;14633407]How? Does porter even have a promoter? You can just make fights with no promoter now?[/QUOTE]Good question but was it asked not really knowing or just to spark commotion about GBP Snake n Whoweather departure? IMO a champ should be…

Comment by Uklad on 06-07-2014

Great News,

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