Kell Brook says he will beat Shawn Porter for IBF Welterweight Title on August 16

Sheffield star certain he will be ready to rumble in six weeks

Last Updated: 07/07/14 9:25am

Kell Brook is set for his IBF welterweight title showdown with Shawn Porter.

Kell Brook told Ringside that he still needs to confirm some key details with promoter Eddie Hearn ahead of his world-title bout later this summer.

Brook, 28, will get his long-awaited shot at the IBF welterweight belt in California on August 16 when he tackles fellow unbeaten fighter Shawn Porter, a winner over Paulie Malignaggi last time out.

The Sheffield boxer explained that he will meet up with Hearn shortly to iron out the finer points of his preparations, but has vowed to return to British shores with the strap around his waist.

"We must work out when we are going to America because we need to acclimatise to the weather and time difference."

Kell Brook

“Myself and Eddie are going to sort out sparring,” said Brook, who saw three showdowns with former IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander fall through.

“We also need to work out when we are going to go over to America because we need to acclimatise to the weather and time difference.

“We may [go to Big Bear] but one thing is certain, and that is that I am going to go over there and come back with the world title.

“I am so ready for this moment.”


Brook was only given six weeks’ notice of his world-title opportunity, but the Ingle gym star insists that is more than enough time to reach peak physical condition.

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And the Englishman – who has recorded knock-out victories over his last four opponents, Hector Saldivia, Carson Jones, Vyacheslav Senchenko and Alvaro Robles -  says he “can’t wait” for his shot.

“I am fitter than ever and ready to go,” he added.

“I have been in training for a long time so it’s perfect for me and now I’m going to continue training hard and picking the sparring up before winding down for that occasion.

“I can’t wait to go in there and get the belt.”