WBN has learned that reports of a world welterweight battle between IBF champion Devon Alexander and Amir Khan being close to being secured are premature and that talks are still ongoing to finalise a possible clash in Dubai or the USA
A top source involved in negotiations revealed to World Boxing News that the fight is in the works, although any notion that a deal is imminent is far from true as both sides work to thrash out a deal for the fight.
Alexander and Khan are keen on facing each other in what would be a high-profile match-up in the Gulf, which would take place on December 7 and represent a huge date in the calendar for promoters Golden Boy.
The encounter will also be just a second fight above 140lbs for Khan following his win over Julio Diaz in April at a limit of 142lbs and would see the Bolton man challenging for a world crown for the fifth time in his career.
Current belt holder Alexander is coming into the next defence of his title after dispatching of Kell Brook’s late replacement Lee Purdy in Atlantic City and could be in line for a massive date with Floyd Mayweather Jr. if successful this winter.