Brook makes a statement in California and big fights are likely to follow…
IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook has called out British rival Amir Khan as he looks ahead to huge fights in the future after defeating Shawn Porter.
The 28-year-old secured a points victory over his American opponent at the StubHub Center in California on Saturday night and as a result ripped the IBF strap out of Porter’s grasp.
Although a scrappy affair at times, Brook undoubtedly landed the cleaner shots throughout the bout, and despite being carded as a draw by the English judge, the two American judges saw it significantly in favour of the Sheffield-born fighter.
Brook was elated as the news was delivered in the ring with his family, trainers and promoter Eddie Hearn all travelling with him, and he spoke with Sky Sports at ringside afterwards and had a message for Khan who was in the studio watching on.
The IBF champion has made no secret of his dislike for his domestic rival, with the pair appearing on Ringside around two years ago arguing over who got the better of who in a sparring session years ago.
Khan has maintained throughout the process that Brook hadn’t proven himself at world title level, but with his win over Porter, the new champion has delivered on all his promises and proved a point to his detractors.
Following on from the success of Carl Froch’s rematch with George Groves at Wembley Stadium earlier this year, there is a suggestion that a new British rivalry will be sparked with a similar setting in 2015.
Watch the video below to see what Brook had to say to Khan: