Devon Alexander homes in on world title

Top welterweight contender Devon Alexander is hopeful of landing what he calls ‘a major title fight’ in the fall, when the former unified 140lb champion returns to action on August 18th.

A contest with up and coming Briton Kell Brook had been discussed according to both sides, but with either fighter looking to keep the fight on home comforts, the bout failed to get off the ground.

“A fight with Brook was talked about, but they wanted me to come to Sheffield and that’s a move that don’t make sense right now for me,” Alexander told World Boxing News.

“It looks like I am fighting on August 18th in the US. My next fight should be for a major title. There are a lot of names in the picture but as of now there is nothing certain.”

The 25 year-old has put himself right in the title mix with victories over Lucas Matthysse and Marcos Maidana in his previous two fights and could be in line to fight for the vacant WBC title if Floyd Mayweather is forced to give up the belt later this year.