IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander is still in the process of nailing down his December 7 title defence against former 140lb title holder Amir Khan but believes the Briton could be guilty of overlooking him.
Khan has been vocal in his willingness to challenge Floyd Mayweather since the pound for pound champion defeated Saul Alvarez so convincingly last week, although Alexander is adamant that the Bolton man won’t be in the running after they meet.
“I don’t know why Khan keeps mentioning Mayweather, maybe he is obsessed with him,” Alexander told World Boxing News.
“Khan wants to fight a fight that he has no chance in winning because he has been talking about Mayweather since forever. We are still working on the fight, but when it happens he will lose to me because skills pays bills and I know I will beat him.”
The 26 year-old from St Louis was himself a strong favourite to fight Mayweather at one point this year after ‘Money’ confirmed the fight on his Twitter account. Mayweather was forced to backtrack on his announcement as Alexander had mandatory obligations against Kell Brook, although that fight failed to come off as the challenger suffered an injury.
The winner of Alexander v Khan will certainly be in a prime position to be the next up for a huge payday against the world’s best, with negotiations said to be nearing a conclusion after months in the works.