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Kevin Bizier Declines Alexander IBF Mandatory Shot

Devon Alexander was scheduled to face his mandatory challenger, Kell Brook, of England, May 18 in Atlantic City on Showtime, but Brook was injured during training and had to withdraw.  To ensure Kevin Bizier's presence in Atlantic City to fight Alexander, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer also contacted the president of GYM, Yvon Michel, offering a very attractive proposition.
 
All members of Team Bizier - Kevin, Michel, Marc Ramsay, and Remi Bizier -- met yesterday to analyze the entire situation.The unanimous conclusion of this meeting was to refuse the IBF and Golden Boy's proposal. The current circumstances do not allow Kevin Bizier sufficient training and preparation required to participate in a fight of this magnitude against the established IBF champion. A letter was also sent this morning to the Chairman of the IBF Championships Committee, Mr. Lindsey Tucker, for this purpose.

"We believe that Kevin Bizier has the talent to become World welterweight champion this year," Michel said. "We thank the IBF and Golden Boy for the opportunity offered but, unfortunately, we had to decline because Kevin would not have been able to offer a performance, given the current context, at the height of his talent. This is only a postponement."

Meanwhile, Bizier is currently ranked No. 3 by the IBF and No. 6 by the World Boxing Association (WBA). He is still developing and expected to rise even higher in world rankings. His next fight will take place May 25, as planned, on the Pascal vs. Bute super event in Montreal.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-21-2013

Props to Lee Purdy for taking the fight. Even he said that you never know if you'll ever get a world title shot so you have to take one if it comes.

Comment by elgranluchadore on 04-19-2013

i dont blame him, he would get robbed like kotelnyk or matthyse

Comment by Big Lou on 04-19-2013

Why is he rated #3 if doesn't want to fight for the title ?

Comment by Tonyu on 04-19-2013

Wow what a decision by Bizier offered a World Ttile shot and turned it down - he is fighting on May 25 so I presume in training at the moment and offerd a fight on May 18 to fight Alexander…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-18-2013

If he lost to Alexander then so what? The experience he gains from that defeat will do more for him than wins against soft opposition.

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