The father and trainer of IBF welterweight champion ‘Showtime’ Shawn Porter has given Kell Brook a tongue-lashing in preparation for the battle between the two undefeated fighters this weekend.
Kenny Porter, who has overseen his son’s rapid rise to the top of the 147lb division, says Briton Brook just doesn’t have the same credentials of previous opponents that in-form Shawn has dealt with in the recent past.
“[Julio] Diaz was a two-time world champion, Devon [Alexander] was a two-time world champion, Paulie [Malignaggi] was a two-time world champion in different weight classes. Brook doesn’t have the resume of those guys,” said Porter Sr.
“Not that Shawn made it look easy against those guys, but he pretty much dominated those fights. This is another level stepping up for Brook and he has to climb up to us.
“Once he tries to get up to us, Shawn will kick him right back down, that’s just what he does,” he added.
Brook, 28, participates in his first world title fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California and goes into the contest against 26 year-old Porter as the underdog to take the red belt.
Also on the bill, Sakio Bika defends his WBC super-middleweight title against Anthony Dirrell in a rematch of their drab encounter in December, whilst Omar Figueroa put his lightweight version up against Daniel Estrada.
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