The International Boxing Federation has told WBN that Devon Alexander will not be sanctioned to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4 as the American is under contract to fight mandatory challenger Kell Brook.
Alexander, 25, was named by the pound-for-pound king earlier as being close to finalization for his next fight, with Mayweather even stipulating that the clash would be a unification for both the WBC and IBF belts.
However, the IBF has assured WBN that this won’t be the case and that they will strip Alexander of the title if he goes ahead with the bout. Mayweather himself would also face problems from the World Boxing Council. They hold Robert Guerrero as their mandatory challenger and have stipulated that he should be next to contest their title.
A lot more developments are set to surface on this controversial matter, and it could turn out to be just a tongue-in-cheek remark by ‘Money’ Mayweather that has gone on to cause quite a stir on both sides of the Atlantic.
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