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Chaves-Bizier IBF Eliminator Ordered For Brook Shot

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has confirmed that the International Boxing Federation has ordered a final IBF welterweight eliminator between Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19KOs) of Argentina and Kevin Bizier (24-2, 16KOs) of Canada. The winner would become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Kell Brook.
 
A few weeks ago a deal was reached for a final IBF eliminator between Chaves and Devon Alexander, but it appears that Alexander is now going in another direction.

Yvon Michel of GYM, who promotes Bizier, has told BoxingScene that his fighter has already accepted the IBF's invitation to participate in the eliminator. The IBF informed Michel that Chaves and his team have also accepted the eliminator.

"We both have agreed. We agreed and Chaves has agreed. We are going to contact his promoter to try to reach an agreement. We have free negotiations until August 18th," Michel told BoxingScene.com.

If a deal is not reached by August 18th, then a purse bid will be ordered.

There is heavy talk in Argentina and the UK that Chaves might bypass the eliminator and fight Brook on October 24th in Sheffield.

If that happens, Michel says Bizier is willing to fight any contender approved by the IBF. Bizier is ranked at #6 and Chaves at #4. The next in line would be #7 Fredrick Lawson.

"If Chaves does take that opportunity, to fight directly for the title, then if that's the case Bizier is willing to fight whoever the IBF will choose," Michel said.

Chaves was last in action in December, when he fought current WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley to a twelve round draw. Bizier fought in April, winning an eight round decision over Fouad El Massoudi. Prior to that fight, Bizier lost a close decision to Jo Jo Dan, who Brook obliterated earlier this year.

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Comment by 285Kid on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;15941509]Who is Brook gonna fight in the meantime, another bum?[/QUOTE] Who you want Sadam Ali 22-0 (13kos) Fredrick Lawson 24 -0 (22kos) Konstantin Ponomarev 28-0 (13kos) [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/0hf3aoI.png[/IMG]

Comment by kennethjohn on 08-05-2015

chaves vs bizier would be a fun fight. with a draw and dq loss recent for chaves. why not take this fight. it would likely take place in mtl and he'd make good money

Comment by vitali1999 on 08-05-2015

I like the way this Chavez fights better than the other one

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;15941509]Who is Brook gonna fight in the meantime, another bum?[/QUOTE] Eliminator has been ordered. Doesn't mean this fight will happen. Hearn has offered 5 people the fight - Chaves is obviously one of them.

Comment by Box-Office on 08-05-2015

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;15941509]Who is Brook gonna fight in the meantime, another bum?[/QUOTE] Devon Alexander is available.

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