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 Last update:  8/11/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Porter Says Brook is Not Special, Will Feel Pressure
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By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) says his mandatory challenger, Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs) of UK, does not live up to his nickname. Porter found nothing special about the boxer known as "The Special One." Their fight will headline a Showtime televised tripleheader on Saturday night from the storied StubHub Center in Carson, California.

"I'm not concerned about Kell Brook. Earlier today, people were asking me about his power, and I don't have much to say about that other than that I haven't seen anything on film that makes him different from anybody else," Porter said.

Traveling across the ocean to face the champion on home soil, Porter believes the overall scenario will affect Brook's mental state in the fight.

"I believe that Brook will feel the added pressure in this being his first title fight. I handled it great. I welcomed it and loved it going into my first title fight. I'm not sure if he has the same personality to handle the extra pressure. I do know there will be a big crowd out there and I can't wait. The West Coast is hot and the crowd gets loud. I'm ready," Porter said.

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



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comment by gbonafide, on 08-12-2014
[QUOTE=drenlou]Maybe to encourage people to have safe sex???[/QUOTE] Surely there must be a better way to accomplish that...

comment by Divine Hammer, on 08-12-2014
i agree. there is nothing special about brook. easy win for showtime porter.

comment by thack, on 08-12-2014
Sounds to me like Porter is underestimating Kell and that might just make the difference as Kell most certainly is in this league. Should be a cracker . I would fancy Porter much stronger over Khan, I think Kell could take him to school from the middle rounds as long as he deals ok with the Port...

comment by O.H. Canada, on 08-12-2014
Kell Brook always has this expression on his face that makes him look like he's high and worried at the same time.

comment by ricodonjefe, on 08-12-2014
I know im off topic...But I just watch an interview and brook was ask about the random drug testing. ..He replies I asked about it and I haven't got a response. ...then I read article stated there is no drug testing for this fight...IDK never seen kell fight but seen porter fight I'm a fan but no...

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