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Returning Brook is all fired up for title defence

By Staff Reporter

Kell Brook is feeling "ready to tear somebody up" as he prepares to make his return to action this weekend.

Brook defends his IBF welterweight title in his native Sheffield against Canada's mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier on Saturday in what is the former's first fight since May.

In October he was forced to pull out of a bout with Argentinian Diego Chaves due to a rib injury. And Brook said: "He (Bizier) is going to be hungry.

"He has come over from Canada and is hungry for that World title. Every fighter's dream is to fight and win a World title.

"So believe me - it is a World championship match-up and will be very competitive. But I've been training for a long time.

"I'm hungry and I'm ready to tear somebody up. Saturday night can't come quick enough now, I'm really excited.

"On Saturday night I'm going to take care of Kevin Bizier and then (promoter) Eddie Hearn is going to have something really big in line in the summer for us."

Brook admits thoughts of what could come after Bizier are on his mind. After plenty of talk about it, an agreement over a showdown with Amir Khan failed to materialise.

But Hearn has been quoted as mentioning WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia and WBO king Jessie Vargas as possibilities, and suggesting the winner of Manny Pacquiao's April clash with Timothy Bradley could also be an option.

Brook said: "My eyes are always going to be open and I'm in that mix now - if you want those big mega-fights, you have got to get involved with me."

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