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 Last update:  2/10/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Alexander: I'd Love To Test My Skills Against Mayweather
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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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Tags: Devon Alexander , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Mayweather-Alexander , Mayweather vs Alexander


 

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comment by turkas, on 02-11-2013
[QUOTE=Achilles 2.0]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. Devon is a fast, slick, southpaw fighting at a...

comment by Illdil, on 02-11-2013
[QUOTE=turnedup]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 a joke..How Bradley didn't become the mandatory for Floyd is beyond...

Mayweather vs Alexander Could Be Really Entertaining
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. Devon is a fast, slick, southpaw fighting at a comfortable weight....

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 to the plate and take care of Kell Brook. testing your skills against Mayweather is no...

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 being hit non stop until 'IT BURNS!!!!' And the bout is stopped.

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