One On One With Kevin Bizier
By Jeff Emond Jeffrey
Pound4Pound had the opportunity to talk with welterweight
prospect from Saint-Emile, Quebec, Canada Kevin Bizier. With
a record of 14-0-0, 10 KOís, Bizier is known for his fierce
punching power. Today he talked to us about his career, his
recent victory and his upcoming fight on the biggest card of
the year in Montreal, Saturday May 21.
Pound4Pound: Good afternoon Kevin, Do you have time for
Kevin Bizier: Of course, I would love too!
P4P: How did you start in boxing?
KB: I started at 13 years old. My passion for boxing came
from my father. From that point Iím still doing what I love.
P4P: How do describe yourself has a fighter? A knockout
artist or a boxer puncher?
KB: Maybe more of a boxer puncher. But deep inside of me, I
am a fighter. It means I love a good fight, but Iím starting
to work on many aspects of my fighting style to improve my
skills. Right now, Iím working on my counter punching
ability. Because after a while the other fighters know your
style, so you have to versatile and unpredictable.
P4P: You achieves a lot in your young career. You have
defeated many opponents much more experienced than you. Your
KB: Iíve been able to do that with the help of my trainer
Mike Moffa and with a lot of hard work in the gym, you canít
win if you donít work. We always train like madmen in the
gym and it paid off in my performances.
P4P: What can you tell us about your first round knockout
victory over Edgar Ruiz in February?
KB: Ruiz had a great reputation and a record of 22 victories
with 14 KOís, a draw and only 8 defeats. I knew he had much
more experience than me. I expected an 8 round fight. He
caught me with a left uppercut, so I realized I had to be
more active. After that I tried to put pressure on me, but I
counter punched him 3 times with a good left hook and
knocked him out midway in the first round. I did not expect
that, but I am happy the knockout came by itself. On that
night, I was prepared like never before.
P4P: Your next opponent is Mauro Lucero ( 46-14-1, 32 KOís
), he faced the likes of former IBF light welterweight
champion Vince Phillips, Larry Sharpe, Joel Julio, Kelson
Pinto to name a few. More so he holds victories over former
WBA light welterweight champion Frankie Randall, Saul Duran
and Bladimir Hernandez. How do you feel about facing your
strongest opposition yet?
KB: He faced many very good fighters and I am ready for him.
I gotta be careful, because Lucero can punch. At first, Iím
gonna have to take my time to study him and see what he is
gonna do. Since I am less experienced than he his, I really
think heís gonna try to hurt me early. That is why I have
worked a lot on my counter punching skill.
P4P: Will you try to win by knockout?
KB: I donít aim for the knockout. If the win comes that way
I will be happy about it. My power punching ability is a
tool and I want to show the fans that I have other great
abilities in the ring.
P4P: Thank you for your time Kevin
KB: It was a pleasure and itís gonna be a good fight!