IBF welterweight title holder Shawn Porter is looking forward to proving himself once again when facing mandatory and undefeated fighter Kell Brook on August 16, but like most, the champion ultimately has his eyes on a much bigger prize.
The 26 year-old American defends his belt for the second time at the Stubhub Center in Carson next month and hopes a big performance could lead to a meeting with Floyd Mayweather at some point in 2015.
Porter was interviewed during the Canelo v Lara SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday night and was asked about his Aug. 16 showdown with undefeated British star Brook, along with the possibility of a unification with Mayweather down the line.
On fighting Brook: “I’m ready and real excited. Kell Brook is young, 28 years old. He’s 32-0 with 22 knockouts. He’s undefeated so It’ll be fun.”
On Mayweather announcing Maidana rematch: “I am not surprised at all. He wants to right some wrongs from that first fight. Everybody knows Floyd Mayweather is smart. He will adjust and I expect him to do a lot better in this next fight.”
On his hopes of fighting Floyd: “I want some of that, for sure. I want that ‘0’. You know, Kell Brook has an ‘0’ but that doesn’t matter as much to me as Mayweather’s.”
‘Showtime’ is rapidly gaining himself a fierce reputation due to his handling of ex-world champions Devon Alexander and Paul Malignaggi in recent months, and knows another huge statement against Brook next month would put him firmly in the Mayweather sweepstakes.
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