Kell Brook v Kevin Bizier
Kell Brook claims he should quit if he can’t fight a big name this summer.
Brook knows he is not going to fulfil his vast potential sparking out journeymen like Kevin Bizier and is desperate to have career-defining fights.
The IBF welterweight champ will not have to waste time on another mandatory for 12 months after smashing No 1 contender Bizier inside two rounds and wants to prove he is king of the 147-pounders.
“If I cannot get in with a big name in the summer, I should hang the gloves up because I’m in the sport to unify titles and fight the best,” he said.
“Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman, while Jessie Vargas has just won a world title. I want to unify the division and there’s no-one who can touch me.
“I just need these fights and I’ll show everyone I can do it.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn knows Brook’s devastating display against Bizier, which stretched his unbeaten record to 36-0, will make it even harder to entice any of his rivals to fight him.
“Because of how good he is, we’re not going to get multiple choices,” said the Matchroom Sport MD.
“We want a big fight at the end of July at Bramall Lane. But we’re realistic to know that if we have to travel to America, we will. It has to be a big fight and it’s my job to deliver it.”
The IBF should be embarrassed by ordering this mismatch and Brook deserves credit for the professional job he did on Bizier in front of his home fans at Sheffield Arena.
He impressively combined power and accuracy and floored Bizier twice in the second round before referee Marcus McDonnell stopped it.
Trainer Dominic Ingle worked with Naseem Hamed and the other world champions from the famous Wincobank gym in Sheffield and says Brook is the best.
“Naz had power, but I think Kell is a better boxer,” said Ingle. “He’s got a better variety of shots than Naz.”