Read a fight preview and watch a live stream of Porter vs Brook.
Where: StubHub Center, Carson, California.
When: Sunday August 17, 02:00 AM.
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Shawn Porter defends his IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook in California on Saturday night, with both men putting an unbeaten record on the line.
Porter (24-0-1) has impressed in his last two fights, defeating Devon Alexander before demolishing Paulie Malignaggi, and as a result the American is considered the favourite to prevail in his homeland.
The 26-year-old carries incredible power and is a tough operator, and although he isn’t considered one of the best technically, his in-fight tactics are aimed at ruffling his opponent and making it his kind of fight.
Whether or not Brook can avoid that scenario remains to be seen, but the Sheffield-born fighter has undoubtedly paid his dues in waiting for a title shot and he has insisted this week that he is ready to silence his doubters and bring the IBF belt back home.
“I know Shawn Porter is a very tough customer and a very worthy champion. But this is my time. I’m so ready mentally, and physically. I’m just in the best place of my life. I’m very confident, totally prepared and Saturday could not come quick enough for me,” Brook told reporters earlier this week.
It remains to be seen whether or not the occasion gets the better of Brook, but he is certainly in defiant mood and will be desperate to silence the home crowd and deliver the performance of his career thus far to defeat his rival.
If he is capable of doing so, then Brook will undoubtedly open the doors to huge fights in the future and he will have finally arrived on a global scale in the welterweight division.
Meanwhile, there is also an impressive undercard on the show with the likes of British prospects Callum Smith and Luke Campbell in action as well as American heavyweight star Deontay Wilder.
In addition, there is also a rematch for the WBC super-middleweight title with Sakio Bika taking on Anthony Dirrell in a real grudge match with no love lost between the pair during the course of fight week.