Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Alexander-Brook, Bundrage-Smith to Feb. 23?
Devon Alexander and Kell Brook could meet on Feb. 23 in Detroit instead of on Jan. 19.
A tripleheader topped by welterweight beltholder Devon Alexander's IBF title defense against unbeaten English welterweight contender Kell Brook and complimented by an IBF junior middleweight title defense by Cornelius Bundrage against veteran Ishe Smith could take place on Feb. 23 in Bundrage's native Detroit on Showtime at a site to be determined, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
Alexander-Brook was originally scheduled for Jan. 19 before Brook's apparent ankle injury forced its postponement.
Schaefer had also planned to have newly-crowned WBA interim junior welterweight beltholder Khabib Allakhverdiev on the card against an opponent to be determined, but on Friday said that Allakhverdiev's presence is not confirmed.
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