Kell Brook v Kevin Bizier
Kell Brook smashed Kevin Bizier inside two rounds to show why none of his rivals want to face him.
Bizier may not be world level, but Brook still looked sensational as he easily destroyed the Canadian to come through the third defence of his IBF welterweight title.
Bitter rival Amir Khan pulled out of talks to fight Brook and none of the other world champions at 147lbs are rushing to fight him.
It’s easy to see why and Brook was devastating against Bizier.
Bizier has twice lost to Jo Jo Dan, whom Brook stopped inside four rounds a year ago, and he never troubled the champ in front of his home fans at Sheffield Arena as he extended his unbeaten record to 36-0.
Brook showed no signs of ring rust after 10 months out because of a rib injury and he was immediately into his stride, getting his jab going and rocking Bizier with right uppercut.
Bizier, his face already red, looked like he had just done six rounds with the champ rather than one, as he sat down in his corner.
Brook’s shots were powerful and accurate and he opened up on the challenger at the start of the second round, cutting him on the left cheek.
Bizier was in trouble and Brook closed in for the kill, landing a big right, which turned the Canadian’s legs to spaghetti.
Bizier went down and took an eight count from referee Marcus McDonnell as he gingerly got back to his feet.
But he was finished and when he went down again under a barrage of blows from Brook, McDonnell rightly waved off the contest two minutes and 15 seconds into the second round.
“I’ve really worked hard in the gym for this fight and I’m delighted it went so well,” said Brook.
“It’s been frustrating being out for so long and I want to crack on now and get some big fights.
“Danny Garcia, the WBC champion, I’d love that fight. Any of those big names, I’d get excited about fighting.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn wants a summer extravaganza for the Sheffield United fan at Bramall Lane in late July, but bringing a top name over to Britain is proving to be hard.
He said: “Matching Kell is no easy task. He’s so good, no-one wants to fight him. But we’re going to land a massive fight in the summer because we all want to see Kell go toe-to-toe with the best in the business.
“That’s what he does to these guys, he’s a beast. I believe he’s the best welterweight in the world.
“We want to bring the best to Sheffield. If they won’t come here, we’ll go to America.”
In the chief support, Luke Campbell got his career back on track after his first pro defeat, demolishing Gary Sykes in two rounds to claim the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist floored Sykes in the second with a looping left hand before the contest was stopped two seconds from the end of the round.