Alexander v Brook postponed, Bundrage v Smith tops Detroit

Phil Jay 04/02/2013

Eddie Hearn has confirmed to WBN that the eagerly-anticipated IBF welterweight title clash between title holder Devon Alexander and challenger Kell Brook has been postponed after the champion suffered a bicep injury.

The contest was due to take place in just nineteen days time at the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan, but will now be rescheduled for a later date as Alexander recovers from the ailment.

It is the second time the bout has been moved after Sheffield-based Brook, 26, asked for an extension on the original January date and now faces a longer wait to challenge for his first world title.

25 year-old Alexander is set to make the first defence of the red belt he easily took from Randall Bailey in October and IBF light-middleweight champion Cornelius Bundrage will now headline in his home city.

Detroit-native Bundrage, 39, of Contender fame, faces Ishe Smith, of similar stature, as the two fight it out for the strap – with Michigan fighter J’Leon Love backing up the bout against Bronco McKart.