IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.
Although unbeaten Floyd Mayweather has created a media firestorm by naming IBF beltholder Devon Alexander as the leading opponent to face him on May 4, Alexander’s trainer says his fighter is focused on recovering from a biceps injury, and the IBF says it won’t approve a defense against Mayweather.
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander will defend his belt against Kell Brook on Jan. 19 at a site to be determined.
Welterweight Devon Alexander says that his fists will do the talking against IBF titleholder Randall Bailey on Oct. 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, called Randall Bailey’s back injury “the lamest s–t I’ve ever heard.”
Devon Alexander on Randall Bailey: “I’m a natural southpaw who thinks in the ring, so he’s in for a rude awakening.”