It looks as though IBF Welterweight Champion Kell Brook's next title defense will be against mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier, but the two sides haven't worked out the specifics. The sanctioning body has ordered that purse bid will take place should an agreement not be reached by January 12th.
Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sports promotes Brook, while Yvon Michel promotes Bizier. Should Brook win, Hearn reportedly wishes to make the long-simmering bout between Brook and Amir Khan a reality. He tells BoxingNewsOnline that he plans to stage the fight on June 4th in Wembley.
Knowing the history of this matchup, some trepidation is natural; besides that, Brook's got to get through Bizier.
Bizier (25-2, 17 KO) finally got a breakout win last month by stopping Ghanaian prospect Fredrick Lawson on NBC. He'd previously spent his entire career in Canada, losing only to Jo Jo Dan by split decision. Twice, oddly ennough.
Brook (35-0, 24 KO), meanwhile, demolished Dan in his first defense of the IBF title he took from Shawn Porter last year, then stopped Frankie Gavin in six. He was slated to face Diego Chaves in October before pulling out due to a rib injury.
Bizier's a solid foe and should force Brook to work for it, at the very least. Think they actually put the Khan fight together if Brook gets the win?