Promoter Eddie Hearn expects Kell Brook to rip away Shawn Porter’s world title with a stunning knockout win after their welterweight clash was finally confirmed.
The Sheffield fighter has been forced to wait for his shot at a world title, but Porter has now agreed to put his belt on the line at the StubHub Center in California on August 16th.
Injuries prevented Brook from facing Devon Alexander, the previous IBF champion, and there were fears the fight would be pushed back from an original date in August to September.
But Hearn is delighted that ‘Special K’ will get his chance to shine on the world stage and believes he will take Porter’s belt with a stoppage triumph.
He told Sky Sports: “We were told a few things. September 6th was the previous date we were given, August 9th was the first date and then I got an email from Golden Boy (Porter's promoters) to say we’re moving it to August 16th at the StubHub Center in California.
“It’s good news for Kell, because he’s been training for six or seven weeks already.
“The extra delay of September 6th wasn’t the best news for us and now it’s brought forward by three weeks.
“Perfect, he’s ready to go. It’s a great arena, formerly the Home Depot Center - Oscar De La Hoya has fought there many times - it’s open air. I can’t wait.
Brook will head out to Los Angeles up to four weeks before the fight as part of his stringent training camp.
In Porter, he faces a fellow unbeaten fighter, and the American sent out a chilling warning to his rivals with a fourth-round knockout win over Paulie Malignaggi.
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