Kell Brook slightly heavier than Kevin Bizier ahead of world title defence
By Isaac Robinson
Last Updated: 26/03/16 3:56pm
Kell Brook weighed in for Saturday's IBF world welterweight title defence slightly heavier than challenger Kevin Bizier.
The champion (35-0-KO24) tipped the scales at 10st 6lb 5oz with Bizier three ounces lighter. The pair clash at the Sheffield Arena live on Sky Sports 1 on Saturday night.
Brook told Sky Sports News HQ afterwards: "I've had a long camp. I've been on weight a while. I got weighed in and it's about managing it. We've got 10lbs to put on with the IBF ruling and then we're on to the fight.
"I'm itching to get back in there. The fans have come out to support and I want to entertain and please them on Saturday night.
"I've been doing it a long time now. I'm 30 this year and world champion. My mandatory is in front of me and I'll deal with him in style because everything's done right. I'm about perfecting myself and I'm not far from that. I'm looking to try new things I'm trying in the gym and impressing everybody.
I'm trying to bring the X-factor on Saturday. I'll bring new things, be relaxed and be professional. Just deal with the fight in hand.
"I'm trying to bring the X-factor on Saturday. I'll bring new things, be relaxed and be professional. Just deal with the fight in hand how I've been doing in training. I know I've got it all to do and I'm willing to do that.
"Bizier comes first. I've got to deal with him. He's going to bring the heat and we'll have an exciting fight. That's what we're going to give you. The fireworks, the big punches and the angles. I'll do my part in there.
"This is what I live for. All the sacrifices I make to impress the people. I've trained really hard for that one moment. It's been too long and I can't wait to get in."
Brook v Bizier headlines a big night's boxing in Sheffield with Luke Campbell and Gary Sykes battling for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight crown and heavyweights David Allen and Jason Gavern facing off. Live from 7.30pm, Saturday, Sky Sports 1.