Kell Brook reveals he didn’t sleep for THREE DAYS after 2014 world title win for fear he was dreaming before Khan clash

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KELL BROOK didn’t sleep for THREE DAYS after winning the IBF welterweight title to make sure he wasn’t dreaming.

The Sheffield slugger claimed the 147-pound red strap in enemy territory eight years ago with a majority decision win over Shawn Porter in California.

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Kell Brook ended Shawn Porter’s reign as IBF welterweight champion eight years agoCredit: AP
And Special K did not sleep for three days after his historic victory

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And Special K did not sleep for three days after his historic victoryCredit: GETTY

Brook was on cloud nine after completing his life’s work, so much so that he didn’t want to risk losing that euphoric feeling by getting his 40 winks.

He told the BBC: “I think I should say [the highlight would be] winning the world title.

“Obviously going to Carson, California, America – his back garden – and winning the world title.

“I didn’t sleep for three days because I was afraid that if I fell asleep I would wake up and it would be a dream. I swear I was walking on air.”

The ecstasy he felt seconds after it was announced that he had dethroned Porter behind enemy lines is a moment Special K will never forget.

He said: “Everyone who walks into a boxing gym anywhere in the world wants to come out and be world champions.

“Not just winning in your own backyard, Sheffield, the city of Sheffield, I went to his backyard in America and everyone wrote me off. And I won a close fight.

“I didn’t want to fall asleep.

“You could see the emotion right away when I won and how much it meant to me.

“For someone who straps on those gloves, they all want to be world champions. Go out and do it [mean’t so much to me].”

Brook, 35, will be back in action on Saturday night in a long-awaited Battle of Britain against Amir Khan.

And he promised a dramatic fight that will let ‘King’ Khan shine on the canvas.

Kell Brook will face fellow Brit Amir Khan in a long-awaited grudge match this weekend

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Kell Brook will face fellow Brit Amir Khan in a long-awaited grudge match this weekendCredit: GETTY

Asked about Khan’s weaknesses, he replied, “His whiskers. His chin. The world knows his chin isn’t there.”

He added: ‘Timing beats speed’ I always find a way to hit my shots.

“We’ve been in this for a long time – there will come a time when we’ll trade. There’s going to be a lot of drama in the fight.”

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