Kell Brook opponent promises a shock at Sheffield Arena

Kevin Bizier plans to 'get in Kell Brook's face' and fight on the inside when he challenges for the IBF World Welterweight title at the Sheffield Arena on March 26, live on Sky Sports.

Thursday, 17th March 2016, 12:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th March 2016, 12:51 pm
In your face? Good luck with that, Kevin.

Bizier is the second mandatory challenger that Brook has defended his title against and is ready to spring a major surprise.

“I'm going to give 100 per cent on March 26,” said Bizier.

“I will give everything in the ring for this fight. I don't want to regret anything, I don’t want to leave that ring knowing I didn’t give it all when fighting for a World title.

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“To win rounds and spoil Brook’s party, I'll have to apply constant pressure to him and get in his face. I’ve worked a lot on my inside work as I cannot stay at the end of his jab.

“Brook is a big hitter who manages distance well, I'll have to get into the pocket. Boxing inside will give me a better chance to win.

“I know the fans are going to scream for him, but I will block that out. If Brook gets carried away by the emotion of the crowd, it could play into my hands - I intend to give value for money.”

Bizier’s clash with Brook is part of a huge night of action in Sheffield as Luke Campbell MBE returns to the ring, facing fellow Yorkshireman Gary Sykes for the vacant Commonwealth Lightweight title.

Adam Etches is back into title action on the card, South Yorkshire heavyweights Dave Allen and Richard Towers clash in a British title eliminator and Andy Townend meets Craig Poxton for the English Super-Featherweight title.