The All-American light-welterweight bout between WBC and IBF Champion Devon Alexander and WBO Champion Timothy Bradley looks likely to take place on January 29 on HBO.
Negotiations between the parties have been ongoing for the last few weeks and now it’s seems a “major breakthrough” in talks has opened the door to bout being finalised for early 2011.
The venue for the unification match-up is yet to be confirmed for the bout, but the major Las Vegas hotels must be in the running for one of the biggest American world title fights in recent years.
Both men go in to the fight unbeaten, with records of 26-0 Bradley and 21-0 Alexander respectively, with 24 knockout victories between them.
Alexander 23, impressed in his last fight against former WBA Champion Andriy Kotelnik winning 116-112 on all cards.
Whilst Bradley, who is four years Alexander’s senior also impressed with a unanimous points win over Luis Carlos Abregu.
It’s also thought that the winner of the January 29th bout could face WBA Champion Amir Khan sometime in the summer to unify the whole light-welterweight division.