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Alexander: Maidana bout close

The 24 year-old, who lost for the first time in his career to Timothy Bradley earlier this year, is pushing new co-promoter’s Golden Boy to get the fight made for the early part if 2012.

“Well me and my team are still working on this potential fight with Marcos Maidana and are looking at dates in January or February,” Alexander told World Boxing News.

“The fight is still in the works but we are looking good though for as far as the fight happening. This could be a potential fight to lead to bigger and better things at 147 and as you know I am the number one in the division with the WBC so we would have to see.” 

He then added: “Nothing has been announced but we are expecting something to happen soon.”

The Saint Louis boxer hasn’t fought since a tight points win over Lucas Matthysse in June and has basically been at 147lbs for the past few months awaiting news of a potential first fight at the weight.

Alexander had been linked to a bout with Paulie Malignaggi but that may come further down the line for a world title if the New Yorker ties up a challenge against WBO belt holder Vyacheslav Senchenko and is able to dethrone the Ukrainian.