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Alexander Eyes Mayweather Opportunity After Bailey

By Ryan Burton

Devon Alexander (23-1, 13KOs) is in the final stages of his training camp for his September 8th fight against IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey (43-7, 37KOs).

The fight was originally slated to take place in Memphis, TN after Bailey balked at fighting in Alexander's hometown of St. Louis where he consistently draws big crowds. Scheduling conflicts forced the fight out of Memphis and after a few weeks of searching for a new venue it finally landed at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

This will be Alexander's first fight in Las Vegas and he is excited to finally have the opportunity to fight in Sin City.

"I'm excited to fight in Vegas.  I think every fighter dreams of fighting in Las Vegas.  To me Las Vegas is the fight capitol of the world," Alexander stated.

The former unified junior welterweight champion feels that the winner of the fight will have a good shot at landing a big in the future and possibly a showdown against pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"I think that the winner of this fight will be in a good position to fight Mayweather. You never know what is going to happen but yes I think the winner will be in a very good position," Alexander told BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by El Angel on 08-28-2012

I'd rather he fight Guerrero, winner gets Floyd.

Comment by Reloaded on 08-28-2012

Every fighter on the planet wants to fight Floyd because he is THE man , that is , every fighter except Manny who is sinking like the Titanic .

Comment by BoxingFollower on 08-28-2012

Devon vs May?? Ewwwww... Devon has no swag, not interesting, not a exciting fighter. If it happens it should be on regular HBO, not on PPV.

Comment by -GDS- on 08-28-2012

[QUOTE=IronDanHamza;12444311]Demarcus Corley made Maidana look pretty awful. Corley should have won that fight really.[/QUOTE] It's was about 50/50. What made so bad was the Corley was old and Maidana was supposed to kill him. Maidana was never as uncompetively beaten…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 08-22-2012

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12444251]Really then?? So then why do you feel that Khan should move up & why do you feel that he'd be the best welterweight outside of the obvious 2?? Alexander did not look the same as he did at 140.…

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