Clinton Woods expects Kell Brook to bring a world title back to Sheffield

Porter's power can be matched, says former world champion

Last Updated: 07/07/14 9:24am

Clinton Woods: expects Kell Brook to win a world title

Clinton Woods is backing Kell Brook to put Sheffield back on the boxing map this summer.

"He's got his shot now and I think he’s going to be in fantastic shape. He is fighting a tough, really tough guy; he can punch, he can whack, everyone's seen his strength. But everybody's forgetting how strong Kell is."

Clinton Woods

The former light-heavyweight world champion is expecting his fellow South Yorkshireman to defeat American Shawn Porter next month.

Woods, who was beaten by none other than Roy Jones Jnr in his first world title attempt across the Atlantic in 2002, believes Brook can take the champion on at his own game.

And that, said the man who also fell short against Glen Johnson twice before being crowned IBF king in 2004 on home soil, will bring the welterweight strap home.

"This is the big one, this is what he's been waiting for," Woods told Ringside.

"He's got his shot now and I think he’s going to be in fantastic shape. He is fighting a tough, really tough guy; he can punch, he can whack, everyone's seen his strength.

"But everybody's forgetting how strong Kell is. He is big at that weight, he punches hard, he makes people miss and he comes back at them with big shots.

"I just think he is going to be too good for Porter."

If Woods' prediction is correct, Brook will join an illustrous list of world title holders from then Steel City, including Woods, Naseem Hamed,  Paul 'Silky' Jones, Junior Witter and of course Sky Sports' Johnny Nelson.