Hearn awaiting confirmation for Alexander v Brook AC venue

Eddie Hearn has told World Boxing News that the rescheduled Devon Alexander v Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout is close to being finalised for May 18 in Atlantic City.

With some reports suggesting the venue was confirmed, Hearn stated to WBN this morning that New Jersey was the ‘big favourite’ and the he is just awaiting the final confirmation from Golden Boy.

If the bout does head to AC, the Boardwalk Hall may well be playing host to the long-delayed 147lb clash that first Brook, then Alexander have both postponed the fight in the past two months.

Alexander, 26, is making the first defence of his third world title in a second weight-class, whilst Brook, also 26, is all set to challenge for his first championship after impressively making his way through the rankings.

An update on the finalisation of the bout is expected shortly.