Two-weight world title holder Devon Alexander has informed World Boxing News that a fight between him and WBC silver welterweight champion Amir Khan is ‘in the works’ for December.
The 27 year-old confirmed talks with Golden Boy stablemate Khan for a bout reportedly set to take place at the world famous Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on December 13 as part of a triple-header event.
Demetrius Andrade is already scheduled to defend his WBO light-middleweight belt on the date, with unbeaten prospect Jermell Charlo the frontrunner to oppose ‘Boo Boo’ in a all-American title clash.
The final portion would involve hard-hitting welterweight Keith Thurman who will be hoping to build on his solid reputation and defend his interim WBA belt into the bargain. Early names being mentioned are Leonard Bundu, JoJo Dan and Andre Berto, although former European champion Bundu is said to be the favourite.
Alexander v Khan is by far the headline act though as the two fight it out for the chance to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in May as the WBC’s mandatory challenger. A victory for either would put them is pole position to earn a hefty cheque against the world’s premiere fighter on May 3 as a bout with Manny Pacquiao seems increasingly unlikely.
Both Khan and Alexander have made successful comebacks from defeats in recent times and pitting them together after years of rumours seems the logical thing to do as both have previously been named of possible foes for Mayweather.
More details of the card are due soon when an official announcement from GBP is made.