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Sheffield Welterweight star will get World title shot by July

Sheffield Welterweight boxer, Kell Brook, will have a shot at the world title no later than July 19th.

Kell Brook Credit: Press Association

The IBF have ruled that Shawn Porter may risk his IBF welterweight title against Paul Malignaggi on the condition that the winner must make his next defence against mandatory challenger Kell Brook this summer.

Both men must confirm in writing that whomever emerges as champion has the obligation to face Brook next.

Porter-Malignaggi must take place by April 19, with the winner required to face Brook 90 days thereafter.

If Porter-Malignaggi fails to materialise by April 19, Porter’s next defence must be against the unbeaten Sheffield star.