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Porter Says Mayweather Never in Play, Only Kell Brook

By Rick Reeno

IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15KOs) has no idea where the rumor first began regarding the possibility of facing WBC/WBA champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a unification on September 13th.

Porter has a tentative date of September 6th for his mandatory defense against undefeated challenger Kell Brook (32-0, 22KOs). But before the contracts were signed, there were rumors being circulated that Porter was attempting to withdraw from the fight to accept an opportunity to face Mayweather.

"I don't know where it came from either. It was funny when I heard it. I was also hearing [the rumor] that he was going to fight me and my name was being called on. I just raised my eyebrows, I didn't play into it too much. Slowly but surely we got the word from Al Haymon that the fight with Kell Brook would go on. I think the day after that Mayweather stuff came out, we signed the contracts [for Brook]," Porter told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrOriginalToo on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=smithy1991;14706537]btw all i ever want to be is a non bias boxing writer im 23 and ive followed boxing all my life i onow everything about prospects legends and all type of boxers can anybody help me out its all…

Comment by radioraheem on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=shadow-boxer;14706914][B][/B] What do you expect from a Pacfart like him to post? Just see the posts of other Pacfarts like Snake, Check_hooks, Jr Gong, Pacfan and their ilk. Once in a while, they posts unbiased and intelligent comments but most…

Comment by MrOriginalToo on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=southpaw35;14706067]A perfect scenario for Money vs Porter in May[/QUOTE] What, with Porter facing a real threat in Kell Brook?

Comment by shadow-boxer on 06-28-2014

[B][QUOTE=Pan-Africanist;14706759]He avoided Pacquiao that's why he offered him the fight twice. Don't worry if you keep saying it enough times it will become true.[/QUOTE][/B] What do you expect from a Pacfart like him to post? Just see the posts of…

Comment by shadow-boxer on 06-28-2014

[B][QUOTE=Snake4380;14706166]Here's some irony for you, courtesy of Floyd-worshiping Floydiots: Brook asks Porter to "take the tests," Floydiots: Brook is ducking Porter; Brook is scared... (HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING) Porter agrees to the testing, and then Brook puts another demand on Porter... "Porter…

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