Kell Brook will face Shawn Porter, probably in America in the Summer, after the reiging world champion retaining his IBF belt with a fourth-round stoppage of Paulie Malignaggi.
Porter proved too strong for the seasoned Malignaggi, who was sent crashing through the ropes after a vicious attack from the champion, which prompted the ref to halt the contest. Brook is the mandatory challenger for Porter’s strap. Porter would not look ahead specifically to a showdown with Brook but said: “I’m going to enjoy this and let my team handle what’s next. We’ll come up with the next game plan and tackle it. Paulie wished me the best and said, ‘Make sure they know that I lost to a great champion. Go out there and be great’. I am going to honour his wishes.”
n Sheffield’s European champion Kid Galahad, who next fights at Ponds Forge, Sheffield, on May 10, says he is ready to destroy Bury world champion Scott Quigg, who made a successful defence of his WBA super-bantamweight title with a second-round stoppage of South African Tshifiwa Munyai on Saturday. “I’m the upcoming star in the division” Galahad said. “I’m hungry for big fights - I’ve held the WBC International belt, the British title and I’ve won the European title and I’m about to add the Commonwealth to my collection. My promoter is going to make him a substantial offer to defend his WBA title against me, in July or September. I’m ready to fight and if Quigg really believes he can beat me, why not come and do it in front of the biggest audience possible on terrestrial TV (C5)?”
He added: “I hope he agrees to the fight and gives the fans exactly what they want, a world class domestic showdown. But I believe that he and his trainer want no part of it, as Quigg is probably still having nightmares from our last sparring session, as we both know what happened there!”
Unreserved tickets for May 10th are priced at £35 and ringside from £100 and are available to purchase by calling 0114 223 3777.
n Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell will face Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat for the vacant WBA Bantamweight title at Wembley Stadium on May 31 on the undercard of Carl Froch’s rematch for the WBA/IBF World Super Middleweight titles against George Groves.