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SHAWN PORTER WARNS KELL BROOK: "I AM GOING INTO THE FIGHT LOOKING FOR THAT KNOCKOUT"

By Press Release | August 14, 2014
SHAWN PORTER WARNS KELL BROOK:

Unbeaten IBF Welterweight World Champion Shawn "Showtime" Porter, undefeated contender Kell Brook and seven other boxers who will compete on this Saturday's stacked Golden Boy Promotions' fight card at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., participated in an open media workout Wednesday at Fabela Chavez Boxing Center in Carson, Calif. Here's what IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter said during Wednesday's workout.

SHAWN PORTER, IBF Welterweight World Champion

"Training camp was great; we had some of the camp in Las Vegas and some in the Bay Area. We are ready to rock and roll. I just continue to work hard and sharpen the skills that I already possess.

"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.

"I welcome the target on my back; I enjoy people talking about me. The good thing about having the target on my back is that I am a very hard target to hit. I am very excited about this fight and looking forward to defending my title. Saturday couldn't come fast enough and after the fight I will be walking out with that title again.

"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.

"StubHub Center is a great outdoor venue. I've been to the venue about six times, but have never fought there. Every time I go there I wish I was the one fighting in the ring, but my opportunity has finally come and I can't wait to get out there and feel the energy of the crowd.

"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. But, at the end of the day I have to get in that ring and handle my business and not worry about all the factors that I can't control. I can't worry about what he feels and thinks. I know that I am full of confidence and positive energy and that I've been counting down for this fight.

"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."

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Porter vs. Brook is a 12-round fight for Porter's IBF Welterweight World Championship promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T.  In the co-main event, the WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Sakio Bika defends his belt in a rematch against Anthony Dirrell, and in the televised opener, Omar Figueroa defends his WBC Lightweight World Championship against Daniel Estrada.  The event will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (SHOWTIME 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

The exciting, offensive-minded Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs), of Cleveland, Ohio, will defend his 147-pound crown against British banger Brook (32-0, 22 KOs), of Sheffield, England in what figures to be an explosive main event of a world championship tripleheader live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

In other world title fights Saturday on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING, WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Sakio "The Scorpion" Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs), of Sydney, Australia, will risk his 168-pound belt in a rematch against unbeaten Anthony "The Dog'' Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs), of Flint, Mich.,  and undefeated Omar "Panterita" Figueroa Jr. (23-0-1, 17 KOs), of Weslaco, Texas, will defend his WBC Lightweight World Championship against mandatory challenger Daniel "Tremendo" Estrada (32-2-1, 24 KOs), of Mexico City.

Undefeated heavyweight knockout sensation and WBC Continental Americas Champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (31-3, 31 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., will be opposed by Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs), of Orlando, Fla., in a 10-round scrap on SHOWTIME EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).  In the opening bout, former two-division world champ Jorge "Niño De Oro" Linares (36-3, 23 KOs) faces Ira Terry (26-11, 16 KOs), of Memphis, Tenn., in an eight-round lightweight match.

Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges are on sale now and are available online at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 877-234-8425. Doors open at 1 p.m. PT. The first fight begins at 1:00 p.m.

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