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Photos and quotes: Kell Brook beats Shawn Porter; wins for Dirrell, Figueroa, Wilder, Linares

Kell Brook stole the headlines at the StubHub Center last night, defeating Shawn Porter to win the IBF welterweight title. Also on the card, Anthony Dirrell became a first-time world champion, Omar Figueroa defended his lightweight title, and Deontay Wilder and Jorge Linares picked up wins.


"You can tell how much it means to me by my reaction. I've been dreaming about this moment since I was nine-years old. It's unbelievable."

"I was scrappy tonight, and not as slick as I wanted to be. But I'm the world champion now, baby. I was born to do this."

"I'm ready for a mega, mega fight next. I'll take on Keith Thurman or Floyd Mayweather. Amir Khan should get in queue now. I'm the world champion now so they're all going to want to fight me."


"I think I'm still the champion. I'm 24-1 and Team Porter will be back to the drawing board. There are no excuses. I do want the rematch."


"This journey has been amazing and I can't even fathom it. I already overcame the biggest fight of my life by beating cancer. I can't see anything being bigger than this. I was never close to giving up. I stuck to it and now I'm WBC world champion.

"This means the world to me, what else can I say? After beating cancer, making it back from a motorcycle accident and getting a second chance at boxing, I just knew I was going to make the best of it."

"Tonight the referee did a wonderful job. Bika is rough, he's a helluva fighter. But I'm glad to finally have him in my rearview mirror. I'm not gonna complain about the close scores. I got a unanimous decision and I couldn't be happier."

"The difference between this fight and our first one is that I wasn't on the ropes this time. I came out and boxed. But I know I got his attention at the start."


"I fought very hard. He was a better fighter tonight. I'm going to go back to the gym and come back stronger. This (losing) happens."


"I don't think I did that great and obviously felt I could be more explosive and maybe get him out of there earlier. I was a little concerned that the referee or doctor would stop the fight because of the cut. I knew Estrada would be open for the right hand. I was playing a little possum when I caught him."

"My left hand is a little swollen, but my right hand feels pretty good."

"I'm not 100 percent positive I am going to stay at 135 pounds. I'm sure my body would be more comfortable fighting at 140. But if the money is right, I would defend again at 135."


"I'm grateful for the opportunity. "Initially I felt good but he hurt me and I couldn't recuperate. I had the mentality to win, but I was up against a great champion."


"This was fun. I wanted to go some rounds. A lot of people are still asking so many questions to me; I tried to answer some of them today."

"Of course, I could have landed my right hand more in the first couple rounds. He was leaving me openings, but I didn't want to show off everything. I wanted to save that for next time."

"I'm ready for that world title fight. I want the WBC champ Bermane Stiverne next, hopefully in late November."


"This was the kind of fight I didn't expect but that I wanted. I was able to watch tapes on him extensively so I was well prepared. I definitely want to fight for the world title next. That's why I was here and took this fight. I'm just waiting for my opportunity.

"That was a good straight right hand I landed on him. Once I connected I knew it was over."

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