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Kevin Bizier plans to take Kell Brook's title from 'the pocket'

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 30: Kell Brook of England poses with the IBF World Welterweight Championship title belt after defeating Frankie Gavin of England at T
Image: Kell Brook is in for a tough night on March 26, according to Kevin Bizier

Kevin Bizier plans to disrupt Kell Brook's rhythm by getting up close and personal when they meet on March 26.

Brook (35-0-KO24) defends his IBF welterweight belt against mandatory challenger Bizier (25-2-KO17) live on Sky Sports later this month and will go into the hometown fight as a huge favourite.

But the Canadian is determined his world title dream will not end in anticlimax and has worked out a gameplan to cramp the champion's style.

"I'm going to give 100 per cent on March 26," he said. "I will give everything in the ring for this fight. I don't want to regret anything, I don't want to leave that ring knowing I didn't give it all when fighting for a world title.

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"To win rounds and spoil Brook's party, I'll have to apply constant pressure to him and get in his face. I've worked a lot on my inside work as I cannot stay at the end of his jab.

"Brook is a big hitter who manages distance well, I'll have to get into the pocket. Boxing inside will give me a better chance to win. 

Tale of the Tape: Kell Brook v Kevin Bizier
Image: Tale of the Tape: Kell Brook v Kevin Bizier

"I know the fans are going to scream for him, but I will block that out. If Brook gets carried away by the emotion of the crowd, it could play into my hands - I intend to give value for money."

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Brook has defended his title twice since taking it from Shawn Porter, stopping Jo Jo Dan a year ago and recording a comfortable win over Frankie Gavin two months later.

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