Welterweight world champion Kell Brook made light work of mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier as the Yorkshireman made a successful return to action from ten months out.
The 29 year-old, who missed out of a money-spinning summer clash with compatriot Amir Khan earlier this year, took out his frustration on a hapless Bizier, who was completely inept to deal with Brook’s skills and power.
Brook almost dropped Bizier in the first round, although upped his punch picking in the second to put the Canadian challenger down hard. It seemed at the time as though Bizier didn’t want to continue, but referee Marcus McDonnell gave him the benefit of the doubt and predictably the fight was over seconds later.
‘The Special One’ can now boast a superb 36-0 record, up there with the best in the world, but which needs those big name opponents to fully gain the respect an all-round solid operator deserves.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is on the case to try landing Brook that huge contest he wants and targets like Miguel Cotto, Liam Smith, Juan Manuel Marquez, Jessie Vargas and middleweight king Gennady Golovkin can now come to the fore.
Should Brook fancy the job of facing Cotto, a trip to the USA on June 18 would have to be adhered to, whilst Marquez, Smith or Vargas could all be possibilities on home soil.
A fight with Golovkin seems a long shot for Brook, who would almost certainly have to agree to move up to the 160 pound limit in order to tackle the Kazakh puncher.