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Kell Brook claims welterweight title

Updated: August 18, 2014, 12:01 PM ET
Associated Press

CARSON, Calif. -- Kell Brook waited years for a world title shot, honing his skills through numerous injuries and postponements. When the English welterweight finally got in the ring with a champion, the patient challenger had a perfect plan.

Brook won a majority decision over Shawn Porter on Saturday night, claiming Porter's IBF 147-pound title.

"Since I was 9 years old, I've been training to be a champion," said Brook, who collapsed to the ring in joy after the decision was announced. ...

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