Boxing - Britain's Brook wins IBF welterweight title

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Boxing - Britain's Brook wins IBF welterweight title
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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Kell Brook poses with his belt and flag after getting the decision over …

- England's Kell Brook stretched his perfect record to 33 straight wins by beating Shawn Porter by a majority decision Saturday to capture the International Boxing Federation's world welterweight title.

The 28-year-old Brook, who was taking part in the first title fight of his career, improved to 33-0, with 22 knockouts as he handed Porter the first loss of his career.

"I took it off him in his backyard," Brook said. "I was nine years old dreaming of becoming a world champion and now I am."

Brook, of Sheffield, England, won handily on two judges scorecards, 117-111 and 116-112, while a third scored it a draw, 114-114.

Brook is hoping this 147-pound title victory sets up a mega fight in the UK with former two-time world champion Amir Khan.

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