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Boxing: Brook eyes ‘Swift’ match

Kell Brook

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Britain’s Kell Brook said he wanted a fight against rival world champion Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia after making short work of his International Boxing Federation welterweight title defence with a second-round stoppage of Canada’s Kevin Bizier on Saturday.

Victory in front of his home crowd in Sheffield, northern England, saw Brook extend his perfect professional record to 36 wins from 36 bouts with 25 knockouts.

But the speed with which Brook stopped his game, if outclassed, opponent was sure to raise questions about how the IBF managed to select Bizier as a mandatory challenger for the title.

“I have been training a long, long time. I wanted to warm up into it and have an all out war, but he couldn’t stand up to it,” Brook told Sky Sports after victory by technical knock out in two minutes and 15 seconds of the second round.

“I want the big fights. I have my mandatory out of the way. I have power that can knock heavyweights out,” he added after his third title defence. “That is what we have to do now – make a big fight.” (AFP)