Randall Bailey has moved swiftly to secure a high-profile fight with former undisputed light-welterweight king Devon Alexander as the new IBF welterweight champion puts his belt on the line for the first time in September.
The 37 year-old stunned Mike Jones on the Pacquiao v Bradley undercard by knocking him out with a wonder punch in the eleventh round despite being behind on all three judges’ cards and now gets his wish for a big money contest.
Alexander, 25, responded to a call-out from the two-weight world title holder in the immediate aftermath of Bailey’s second world title win and has no fears stepping in to challenge the big-punching ‘KO-King’ on September 8.
“The fight is done and I’m excited about it,” Alexander told World Boxing News.
“I’m not sure where the fight will take place as of yet, but my thoughts are good about facing him.
“Bailey just came off a win on HBO so that is good and it’s for a belt, which makes it even better.”
On Bailey’s knockout record, Alexander added: “I don’t fear no man’s power. In boxing everybody has power and could be knocked out at any time in the fight. I’ll be ready for whatever he brings on fight night.”