The International Boxing Federeation have 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 finalisation for his next fight, with Mayweather even stipulating that the clash would be a unification for both the WBC and IBF belts.
The IBF have assured WBN that this won’t be the case though and that they will strip Alexander of the title if he goes ahead with the bout. Mayweather himself would face also problems from the World Boxing Council, who hold Robert Guerrero is 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.