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Team Porter: We'll Kick Brook Down From World Level

By Edward Chaykovsky

Kenny Porter, father and trainer of IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (25-0), says unbeaten challenger Kell Brook (32-0) has never faced high caliber competition. Porter will defend his title against Brook on August 16th from the StubHub Center in Carson, California.  

Kenny says his son has faced, and beaten, a world class level of competition, and Brook has beaten fighters who are more suited for the domestic level. When they step into the ring, Kenny predicts his son will pound Brook right back to the domestic level.

“[Julio] Diaz was a two-time world champion, Devon [Alexander] was a two-time world champion, Paulie [Malignaggi] was a two-time world champion in different weight classes. Brook doesn’t have the resume of those guys. Not that Shawn made it look easy against those guys, but he pretty much dominated those fights. This is another level stepping up for Brook and he has to climb up to us. Once he tries to get up to us, Shawn will kick him right back down, that’s just what he does,” Kenny said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Tase on 08-07-2014

misleading fabricated headline quote.

Comment by Nomadic on 08-07-2014

Hard to kick when you are flat on your back.

Comment by gbonafide on 08-07-2014

That's just what he does people.

Comment by Jim Tom on 08-07-2014

Interesting fight. I like it when guys who have been fighting bums at home all of a sudden have to fight for a living. Brook has power so they say. Brook has good timing they claim. August 16th is coming…

Comment by Straightener on 08-07-2014

cant really argue with the points made still think / hope kell can pull it off brook has enough pop to get fighters respect so don't expect porter to be jumping in as soon as he's tagged should be a…

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