Eddie Hearn has revealed the venue for the eagerly-awaited IBF welterweight title showdown between Kell Brook and Shawn Porter.
The promoter took to Twitter to announce the Stubhub Center in Carson, California, will stage the meeting between the undefeated duo on August 16.
Hearn tweeted: What a venue to become the champ @SpecialKBrook.
Brook, the mandatory challenger to Porter’s crown, was due to face his American rival on August 9 but the bout was put back until September after a failure to complete the deal.
Speaking to World Boxing News, IBF chairman Lindsey Tucker said: We have spoken to Golden Boy (Promotions) and after originally being told the fight would be September 6, we are now aware it will take place on August 16 at the StubHub Center in Carson.
Last month Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle admitted the prospect of a fight with Porter was a huge lift for the camp after injuries and boxing politics delayed a title shot.
It’s been a long time coming and it feels like we’ve been waiting for this fight forever, he said. Kell’s mind is firmly on the job and he is ready to go.
He’s been permanently fighting final eliminators and now the dream has become reality and Kell is well prepared.