• Kell Brook defied the odds to land the IBF world welterweight title
  • Champion Shawn Porter (left) made a blistering start and had Brook in early trouble
  • The better shots appeared to be coming from Porter in front of his own fans
  • But Brook fought his way back into the clash.
  • He started to get on top as Porter slowed down in the second half of the contest in Carson, California
  • Brook clawed his way back round by round ...
  • And finished strongly in a nailbiting encounter that ebbed and flowed.
  • There was plenty of mutual respect at the final bell.
  • There was British joy when the scores were read out ...
  • Brook had taken a majority decision and the celebrations could start.
  • On the undercard, Omar Figueroa retained his WBC lightweight crown against David Estrada despite a nasty cut
  • Anthony Dirrell (left) dethroned WBC super-middleweight champion Sakio Bika is a scrappy contest
  • Dirrell was a comfortable points winner and could face Carl Froch next
  • Explosive heavyweight Deontay Wilder made it 32 wins with 32 knockouts as he blasted out Jason Gavern in four rounds

Brook v Porter

Kell Brook defied the odds to land the IBF world welterweight title