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.
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