Shawn Porter talks about his second title defense against Kell Brook
Aug 10 2014 12:19 AM
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Shawn Porter, undefeated IBF Welterweight World Champion (24-0-1,15 KO's) will make his second defense of his belt against fellow unbeaten British star Kell Brook (32-0,  22 KO's).

The Porter vs. Brook event will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., on August 16 and will air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT)

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flackoguapo says:

Porter is a lil different in that he doesn't talk too much smack. He doesn't ever seem to downplay or try to belittle his opponents or their records. Which seems smart and logical but it's the exception nowadays. This will be a good bout and I am interested if Porter will stick to his new “found” style that he's been showing up his in his last 2-3 fights. Brook might be a physically tougher test than Alexander and he has to prove that he has the skills to keep Porter off him and thinking.

oubobcat says:

Porter's soft spoken manner is kind of similar to the way Golovkin talks outside the ring. I think the way Golovkin speaks has helped him gain much respect from the fans and Porter is on the road to doing the same thing.

I think this will an easy fight for Porter. Brook makes too many mistakes inside the ring and doesn't have anything that really stands out to me. Brook has not really improved much in his career where Porter has been growing by leaps and bounds. For example, he is a much different fighter than he was the first time he fought Julio Diaz. I know a lot of people disagree with me on this but I see this as a very easy fight for Porter.

deepwater2 says:

I hope and pray that Brook doesn't injure his hand or get a nasty cut in camp.

The Good Doctor says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;58947]Porter's soft spoken manner is kind of similar to the way Golovkin talks outside the ring. I think the way Golovkin speaks has helped him gain much respect from the fans and Porter is on the road to doing the same thing.

I think this will an easy fight for Porter. Brook makes too many mistakes inside the ring and doesn't have anything that really stands out to me. Brook has not really improved much in his career where Porter has been growing by leaps and bounds. For example, he is a much different fighter than he was the first time he fought Julio Diaz. I know a lot of people disagree with me on this but I see this as a very easy fight for Porter.[/QUOTE]

I see it pretty much as you do. I do think that Brook will be the first guy of note that Porter has fought that can bring some heat. Brook isn't cracking boulders but he can make you take a step back. Porter can be hit, (Paulie hit him, just not frequently or hard enough) so it will be interesting to see him react if he takes a good shot from Brook.