Kell Brook first held a mandatory position as challenger for the IBF welterweight title in 2012, after beating Hector David Saldivia. After a series of dates for a fight with Devon Alexander fell apart in early 2013, Brook had to earn the shot once again a year later, doing so by beating Vyacheslav Senchenko.
Tomorrow night on Showtime, from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, the Sheffield, England, native will finally step into the ring for his first world title shot, facing Shawn Porter. Brook (32-0, 22 KO) is the underdog, and is fighting on the road, as it were, though Cleveland's Porter having "home field" advantage across the country in California is a debate for another time.
Brook isn't concerned about fighting away from home, or about Porter's credentials, or his current hot streak with wins over Alexander and Paulie Malignaggi. He says he'll put on a show, and stop Porter (24-0-1, 15 KO) to lift the belt.
"I'm passionate. I'm coming here to win. I'm born for it. This is my time, I'm coming for the title," Brook said after today's weigh-in "I'm mentally ready, physically. It's my time. My time tomorrow."
He added, "He's getting knocked out. He's getting took out. He's gonna walk onto a chocolate brown right hand. It's gonna be very exciting for the fans. All action, I'm bringing it."