IBF welterweight champion, Kell Brook (36-0, 25KOs), decimated his mandatory challenger, Kevin Bizier (25-3, 17KOs), scoring a second round TKO at the Sheffield Arena.
Brook clearly hurt Bizier in the opening stanza, but the determined Canadian challenger kept coming forward.
In the second round, Brook caught Bizier with a fantastic right counter which sent the Canadian reeling. Smelling blood, Brook went in for the kill, leaving Bizier in a puddle on the canvas.
Bizier, however, was not finished and bravely rose from the canvas. Brook, determined to finish the job, dispatched his opponent with a stunning left uppercut, forcing referee, Marcus McDonnell, to end the contest.
After the bout, Brook told Sky Sports: “I’d love that green belt, Danny Garcia. I’d love Bradley, Thurman, Porter. Any in that hat, I’ll fight. Let’s unify the division and in time, we will move up.”
Brook’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, spoke about the need to land Kell that big fight. “We’re going to land that big fight. We have to. He’s got the belt. We will travel to America if we have to but we’ll do what we can to bring them to Sheffield.
“Whether it’s Vargas, Garcia or Timothy Bradley. He’d walk to New York for Miguel Cotto.”
On the undercard, Olympic gold medalist, Luke Campbell MBE (13-1, 11KOs) captured the Commonwealth lightweight title with a fantastic win over Gary Sykes (28-5, 6KOs), stopping his fellow Yorkshireman in the second round of their contest.
Campbell was returning from a loss to Yvan Mendy just a few months ago but showed no signs of scarring and his awkward southpaw stance made things difficult for Sykes from the opening bell.
In a post-fight interview with Sky Sports, Campbell said: “I treat every fight as must win. This is me getting in feeling 100 per cent. Last time, I wasn’t fully right – tonight I performed against a great fighter, and it’s onwards and upwards for now.”
Middleweight, Adam Etches (20-1, 17KOs), made his first appearance since losing to Sergey Khomitsky last year and claim a fourth round stoppage over against Zoltan Sera (22-8, 13KOs).
Sera showed great heart in the contest, but he was outclassed by Etches, who sent his opponent crashing to the canvas on a number of occasions.
Dean Byrne (18-6-2, 6 KOs) claimed a closely fought decision over Jamie Robinson (6-4-1 2KOs) with the judge at ringside scoring the bout 58-57.