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Devon Alexander: Someone is lying, I haven’t turned down Amir Khan!

Phil Jay 11/03/2014

A report in the UK media on Tuesday stating that Devon Alexander had refused to face Amir Khan in the late spring has been rubbished to WBN by the former two-weight world champion.

A well-known tabloid newspaper made the claim that Khan is looking at other options because Alexander and the recently-defeated Adrien Broner had turned down the opportunity to fight the Olympic silver medallist. 

Alexander, 27, has fumed at hearing this report when contacted by WBN and stated forcefully that fledgling welterweight Khan, and anybody else what wants to fight him, are still very much on his radar.

“What the hell? That’s crazy,” Alexander raged when told of the story by World Boxing News. “Whoever is saying that is lying and they need to get they facts straight. I have never turned down Amir Khan and I’ll fight anybody!

“I have yet to receive a contract to fight Khan so he and his team are lying if they are the ones putting this out there.”

‘The Great’ is currently on the look-out for a comeback opponent following his disappointing loss to Shawn Porter in December, and as usual has been linked to a number of names, including a rematch with the new IBF title holder.

Both he and Khan were due to meet pre-Christmas before the Briton pulled out to focus on a fight with Floyd Mayweather that ultimately failed to materialize, and Alexander has always stated to WBN that he would be willing to begin negotiations with Khan at anytime to rekindle the clash.

Khan is currently being linked to Luis Collazo and Robert Guerrero for his potential place on the Mayweather v Maidana undercard, although Alexander would be an equally-appealing fight should Golden Boy wish to pit them together again.

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