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Kell Brook: I've come to his back yard and I'm the champ

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook is celebrating becoming the IBF world welterweight champion after beating Shaun Porter in California. His win now sets up the potential for a domestic tussle against Amir Khan with both men eventually eyeing a bout against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather who holds the WBC and WBA straps.

"I knew I was born to do this. I've come over here to his back yard from little England and I'm the champ." ... [Referring to a potential fight with Amir Khan] ... "The British public want it. He'll probably say that I need to win another title for the fight. I know he doesn't like me. The fact is, he is getting it. I'm the champ of the world."

– Kell Brook told Sky Sports

Amir Khan later told BBC Radio Five Live that he would be up for a fight against Kell Brook describing it as the fight UK fans want to see and one which they have been talking about for a long time.

Luke Campbell wins his first fight in America

Luke Campbell has won his first professional fight in America. The boxer from Hull beat Steve Trumble, who weighed in four pounds lighter, with a second round stoppage.

Luke Campbell at a previous fight Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Luke Campbell now has an unbeaten run of seven fights since turning professional. His opponent, Steve Trumble, had a record of 13 wins and 30 defeats before this weekend's bout.


Kell Brook fight: Review of bout

The early rounds between Sheffield's Kell Brook and Shawn Porter were tight affairs with Porter showing more aggression getting forward but Brook getting the better shots in and using the jab.

Brook was cut at the end of second but the wound did not appear to be deep and the 28-year-old gave a good showing in the third but Porter was still looking the busier despite not particularly troubling his opponent. Porter sustained a cut at the end of the sixth and Brook rocked the American with a big uppercut in the closing stages of the next with the Briton beginning to look on top in the middle stages.

Brook was now the aggressor, taking the fight to his opponent at every opportunity, perhaps sensing that he would have to impress to be handed a points decision in Porter's home country. And so it proved, with the judges handing Brook the decision as the Yorkshireman improved his record to 33-0 and inflicted a first professional defeat on Porter.

Kell Brook wins world IBF welterweight title

Kell Brook is the new IBF welterweight champion after claiming a majority decision over Shawn Porter in Carson, California.

The fighter from Sheffield had been waiting 18 months for his title shot after seeing three clashes with Devon Alexander fall through, with Porter taking advantage to defeat Alexander and claim the belt. But Brook took his chance when it came in a tight and, at times, untidy clash with the judges handing him the contest 114-114, 117-111, 116-112.

Coach: Brook can't leave anything in the ring

The World Title challenge bout this weekend could be Kell Brook's best chance at holding the belt according to his coach.

Brook initially planned to fight Devon Alexander almost two years ago, but the clash was cancelled twice.

Since then, Alexander was beaten by Shawn Porter and Brook's coach Dominic Ingle says his man can not leave anything in the ring:


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