Brook receives majority verdict from three judges to take belt from Porter…
Kell Brook fulfilled his dream in California on Saturday night as he defeated Shawn Porter on points to win the IBF welterweight world title.
The 28-year-old won a majority verdict from the three judges with a performance full of heart and determination as he nullified Porter’s threat and power and landed the cleaner shots throughout.
Brook also had to overcome a cut over his left eye in the second round, but he gradually grew into the fight and aside from the scrappy periods, his class and boxing skills shone through as Porter appeared to tire towards the end of the bout.
Meanwhile, the American also had a cut to deal with after an accidental clash of heads, but ultimately Brook did enough to convince the two judges that he was worthy of taking the IBF strap in California, while English judge Dave Parris scored it a 114-114 draw.
The win extends Brook’s unbeaten record to 33-0 and he insisted after the fight that this victory now opens numerous doors for him with talk continuing of a potential grudge match with Amir Khan.
Nevertheless, Brook told his domestic rival to “get in the queue” because as champion, he has all the options available to him but he did concede that it was a fight that the British public want to see and as a result he would undoubtedly be interested in taking it.
In the meantime, the Sheffield-born fighter will be enjoying his success on Saturday night after becoming the new IBF welterweight champion of the world…