Britain's Brook wins IBF welterweight title

Posted at 08/17/14 2:39 PM

LOS ANGELES -- Britain's Kell Brook stretched his perfect record to 33 straight wins by beating Shawn Porter by a majority decision late 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.

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

Porter suffered the first loss of his career as he was making the second defense of the IBF title he won in December.

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