Gareth A Davies

From The Telegraph: Brook says Porter is his ticket to the big time

Photo by Naoki Fukuda

Photo by Naoki Fukuda

Kell Brook has spent 20 days in Las Vegas staring out of his apartment across the strip at a poster of Floyd Mayweather which covers the side of the 18-floor MGM Grand hotel. It has been a message he has absorbed morning, noon, and night. A message that he is on the cusp of something great, a lifelong dream.

The unbeaten 27-year-old from Sheffield knows he is within a fight or two of meeting the best in the division if he wrests the International Boxing Federation welterweight title from the grip of American Shawn Porter this weekend.

“Looking out the window and seeing the MGM and Floyd Mayweather takes me back to when I was a kid,” Brook said. “Those were the places you’d hear about, the ones that staged big fights and top fighters. You always want to one day fight there yourself. The sight of the MGM inspires me massively. I’m not a million miles away from it now. I just need a great win or two and I can be headlining there.”

Click here to read the full story by Gareth A Davies of The London Telegraph.

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