Kell Brook to fight Shawn Porter in California in August

Kell Brook
Brook is undefeated in 32 professional bouts

Kell Brook's fight for the IBF welterweight title against Shawn Porter has been set for 16 August in Carson, California.

The Sheffield fighter, unbeaten in 32 bouts, had previously been expected to face Porter on 6 September.

Brook, 28, beat Mexican Alvaro Robles in March to set up the clash with American Porter.

The 26-year-old retained his belt by stopping Paulie Malignaggi in the fourth round of their bout in April.

Brook has previously stated that should he beat Porter he would like to face fellow Briton Amir Khan before the end of the year.

Khan said in May that he thought the Sheffield fighter "lacks the bottle" to take on the American, who is unbeaten in 25 fights.

"After winning this title my name will be huge in the welterweight division and I will meet Amir in December," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"The public has had a taste for a big British fight with Froch and Groves at Wembley. The numbers that turned out and watched on pay-per-view were unbelievable.

"This is a fight that is there to gel."

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