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Alexander sees easy rematch win for Mayweather, eyes Porter-Brook winner

Phil Jay 02/07/2014

Two-weight world champion Devon Alexander is setting his sights high now that he is back to winning ways following his decisive points win over Jesus Soto Karass in Carson.

The talented 27 year-old, who lost his IBF title to Shawn Porter in December, wants a swift return to the very top of the sport and hopes to land a championship chance in the coming months.

“My performance was a good come back fight for me,” Alexander told World Boxing News.

“It’s good to get the win, but I want more and I want the best. I’m used to winning and used to having the titles so I’m looking for the best situation for my career.”

Just over a year ago, Alexander was being named by Floyd Mayweather as a potential opponent for a pay-per-view blockbuster that ultimately went to Robert Guerrero and the American is focused on returning to those heights against some of the top contenders.

“As everyone knows it’s doesn’t matter who I fight,” stated Alexander. “I’ll fight anybody, but I do want another career defining win and against any guy that thinks he pound for pound class.

“Mayweather is taking on the rematch with Maidana and I’d take the winner of that fight. I think this time it will be pretty easy for Floyd because he learned from the last time.

“If that can’t happen, then Porter v Brook is a good fight and I would love the winner of that one,” he added.

‘The Great’ has lost just two of his 28 contests, both of which were at world title level – which means another world title opportunity could be just around the corner for the St Louis fighter.

Alexander has been linked to a challenge against Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman, who currently holds the interim WBA welterweight belt, although at this point in time those are just rumours as are whispers involving Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan.

A fan friendly clash for Alexander would be a bout with Paulie Malignaggi, which has been close to happening in the past but failed to make it to the ring. Both lack that real explosive power and it would be interesting to see how that encounter transpired if the two could agree a deal.

For now, Alexander is playing a waiting game as a fall return is on the cards.

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