IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter is supremely confident of retaining his title against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Saturday night as the American makes his second defense live on Showtime.
The 26 year-old looked in tremendous shape when working out for the media this week in California and hopes to make it another early night, following on from his crushing win over Paulie Malignaggi last April.
“I am going into the fight looking for that knockout. I told myself that going four rounds or less would be a beautiful night for me. But at the same time I am prepared for a 12-round fight and being a boxer I know that you must be prepared for anything,” said a focused Porter.
“I am very humble, but everyone knows that when I get into that ring it’s my time to shine. I will be showing off for the fans, my team, and for my future opponents.
“Being that this is only the second time Kell Brook has fought in America, I hope he feels that added pressure of the big fight. The energy of the StubHub Center crowd will make him feel it, that’s for sure.
“I love the fact that we are both undefeated, it makes for a great story. I know that he is a great fighter and I can’t look past him — that would be a huge mistake.”
Porter goes into this weekend’s clash at the StubHub Center in Carson as the favourite to retain his coveted red belt, with the winner sure to be considered for a meeting with pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather next May.
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