Alexander dismisses Khan’s speed as a problem, promises victory

Phil Jay 07/11/2014

Two-weight world title holder Devon ‘The Great’ Alexander is unfazed about the test that is in front of him as the American prepares to fight Amir ‘King’ Khan on December 13 in Las Vegas.

The fighters came face-to-face on Tuesday for the first time since they signed on the dotted line for the clash, which could mean the winner earns a May date with pound for pound best Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“It’s going to be a huge fight, everyone’s talking about it and everyone knows what it means. This fight can catapult me to the top level. I’m ready to fight; it’s going to be awesome,” said Alexander. “Two guys with speed that are both determined not to lose. We have both tasted defeat and don’t want to taste it any longer, so that makes for a great fight.

“We’ve been working exclusively on speed and movement during this training camp. I’m making sure my reflexes are there so I can come off how I want to. It’s all going to come together and it’s going to be an awesome night for me.

“I don’t believe his hand speed is going to give me problems. I’ve fought them all, I’ve been fighting since I was seven-years-old, so I’ve seen it all. I am going to utilize whatever he does to my advantage and that’s how I’m going to get the victory.

Alexander, 27, successfully recovered from losing his IBF welterweight title to Shawn Porter in December when defeating Jesus Soto Karass seven months later and will aim to take Khan’s WBC silver belt when the pair collide at the MGM Grand.

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