MONTREAL, December 30 2015 – The International Boxing Federation (IBF) has declared a purse-bid, January 12, to set up the title fight IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook between (35-0, 24 KOs) and mandatory challenger, Quebecer Kevin Bizier (25-2, 17 KOs).
The teams of the two pugilists had until December 23 to agree to set up the confrontation.
As no formal agreement has been formalized, the sanctioning body in New Jersey sent a letter to both parties on Wednesday to implement the tender.
“We received an offer and an counter-offer by Eddie Hearn, the promoter of Brook, with whom we have good relations,” stated the President of GYM, Yvon Michel.
“We have also sent a proposal to the Team Brook. Communication is open and will remain so until the date of the tender,” he added.
Recall that Bizier became mandatory contender thanks to a spectacular win at the expense of Ghana’s Fredrick Lawson (24-0, 20 KOs), on November 7 in Miami.
As for Brook, a native of Sheffield in England, he holds the IBF crown from his win over American Shawn Porter, August 16, 2014 in California. He has since defended his title twice against the Romanian-born Montrealer Jo Jo Dan and against his countryman Frankie Gavin.