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Michel, Hearn to discuss Brook v Bizier on Friday

Phil Jay 25/11/2015

Esther Lin / Andre Courtemanche

GYM Promoter Yvon Michel has informed WBN that talks are scheduled to take place for a mandatory clash between IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and Kevin Bizier.

Michel will meet UK-based Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing in the next few days to thrash out a deal that would see Canadian Bizier secure his first world title shot in the first half of 2016.

“Talks are not underway between Kell Brook and Kevin Bizier yet, but I will meet with Eddie Hearn here in Quebec City on Friday to discuss the fight,” Michel exclusively told World Boxing News.

Should talks go well and a deal is agreed, Brook would then be freed up for the rest of next year to land a huge fight against one of the massive names in the 147lb division – provided he comes through as expected.

Potential challenger Bizier has already lost twice to Brook victim Jo Jo Dan, which should mean a routine victory for the ‘Special One’ – who continues to find it hard to nail down a decent name since becoming world champion.

Victories over Dan and compatriot Frankie Gavin have failed to please the British fans thus far, whilst a higher profile clash with Diego Chaves fell apart when Brook suffered an injury.

A rearrangement of that clash seems to have been pushed to one side as Brook treads water until a huge opportunity finally comes on to the table.

Former super-lightweight world title holder Amir Khan, Brook’s number one target, has so far rebuffed advances for a big money pay-per-view contest on home soil.