In what has to be one of the biggest boxing upsets in the welterweight division in many years, undefeated British welterweight Kell “The Special One” Brook (W33, KO 22) defeated “Showtime” Shawn Porter (W24, KO15, L1, D1) by majority decision at the StubHub Center in California, to take his IBF world welterweight title. It was the second and as it turned out, last defense of the welterweight title for Porter. Many boxing insiders and bookmakers thought that Porter’s reign as champ would last more than just two fights.
For Brook it was a dream come true. The wait for the title shot was indeed long. Brook was promised a title shot in 2112 with Devon Alexander, before Alexander lost his title in an upset to Porter. In fact, Brook had first dreamed of becoming a world champion at the tender age of nine. He has nurtured that dream for a long time. Against Porter he made that dream come true, proving that success is there, if you are willing to work hard enough to achieve it.