Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/5/14

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Kell Brook (L) is hit by a straight right from Michael Lomax during their British Welterweight championship fight on July 18, 2009 at the MEN Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo by John Gichigi/Getty Images)
Newly crowned IBF titlist Kell Brook received a hero’s welcome in his hometown of Sheffield yesterday – and told his adoring fans he cannot wait to put on a show at the Motorpoint Arena in his first defense. Brook took the title from Shawn Porter in California last weekend with a stunning points win on enemy turf, and the unbeaten star is set to defend the belt for the first time in his hometown, with December 6 the likely date. The 28 year old met the Lord Mayor at the Town Hall before greeting a packed crowd of supporters at The Winter Gardens, and he told them that their support was crucial in driving him to victory in the States. Brook has gone on holiday for a fortnight and while he soaks up the rays and reflects on his achievement, his promoter Eddie Hearn will be working hard to land a big name for his first defense before Christmas – and Brook is eyeing up a blockbuster clash with Amir Khan next year. “It's been a long road to get to where I am now and my feet haven&...

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