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Alexander: I'd Love To Test My Skills Against Mayweather

By Ryan Burton

The boxing world has been buzzing since last Tuesday when pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweeted that IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs) was the leading candidate to face him on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

While Alexander's trainer and manager Kevin Cunningham and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Shaefer have since appeared on BoxingScene multiple times talking about the fight, Alexander himself has remained largely silent.

Schaefer told BoxingScene that he was unaware of any negotiations for Mayweather to face Alexander and that he was working on rescheduling Alexander's mandatory defense against Kell Brook that was postponed last week when Alexander suffered a right bicep injury.

Shortly after Schaefer's comments were posted, Cunningham told BoxingScene, "Floyd says he is a man of his word and that he calls his own shots. If that's the case then Mayweather-Alexander gets made."

When BoxingScene reached out to Alexander, the three time champion said that he would love to face Mayweather on May 4th. He wants the opportunity to showcase his skills on such a big stage. 

"Floyd's the best pound for pound fighter in the world. I would love to get the opportunity to test my skills against the best," stated Alexander.

For the moment, Alexander would not elaborate any further on the Mayweather fight but you can expect to hear more from the St. Louis native here on BoxingScene in the near future.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turkas on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=Achilles 2.0;13023466]Alexander gave the type of answer that you would expect when asked about competing against the best NOW and one of the best EVER! But, if the fight were to happen, Alexander would fair better than Marquez, Ortiz, and…

Comment by Illdil on 02-11-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13020771]At this point GBP could announce Floyd vs Toilet Bowl and folks will clamor about how it's going to be a good fight or a true test for Mayweather..I am genuinely over GBP and the 147 division..shhh is turning into…

Comment by Achilles 2.0 on 02-11-2013

Alexander gave the type of answer that you would expect when asked about competing against the best NOW and one of the best EVER! But, if the fight were to happen, Alexander would fair better than Marquez, Ortiz, and Mosley.…

Comment by Convicted_Felon on 02-11-2013

Cunningham has a big ass mouth. Alexander should just be happy that Mayweather mentioned his name. I saw his last fight out here in Brooklyn and it was borIng. he got booed out the building. he needs to step up…

Comment by Illdil on 02-11-2013

Yeah right STFU Devon u idiot.. Hope this fight never ever happens cuz no one is gona pay 60$ to watch a one sided...... SPARING BOUT!!! The only thing u gona test is how your face can hold up to…

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