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Alexander Not Concerned With Amir Khan at Ringside

Amir Khan will be at ringside when Devon Alexander defends his welterweight title this weekend.

The British boxer will be a commentator for Showtime’s TV coverage of the card at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre in New York, replacing Paulie Malignaggi, the regular commentator who will be in the ring against Zab Judah in a main-event showdown of hometown heroes.

A deal was almost finalised before Khan decided against fighting Alexander for the IBF welterweight title amid speculation that he may be the next opponent for unbeaten Floyd Mayweather next May.

The Khan and Mayweather camps have said no such deal is in place, but neither fighter has announced a next opponent.

"They felt I was a big risk; that I was too much for him right now," said Alexander, who faces unbeaten American Shawn Porter instead on Saturday night.

“I was ready to fight him. He pulled out so it didn't happen that way."

Khan, a former light-welterweight champion, will handle guest analyst duties during the fight, as well as for the one between Judah and Malignaggi. Khan beat Malignaggi in 2010 and Judah in 2011.

"The main event between Paulie and Zab will be a Brooklyn blockbuster with two of the most skilled fighters in boxing. Having shared the ring with both, I know they will bring speed, power, ring craft and heart to the table," Khan said on Monday.

The Briton, who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics when he was 17 years old, turns 27 on Sunday. He has a professional record of 28-3, with 19 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by micky1971 on 12-04-2013

woooooo! how scary for devon...... "the chin" at ringside, hunters c0ck in one hand and andres in the other!!!!! swallowin all the juice like the little p0nk ass biaaaaatch she is. oooww that little b1tch is sooooo dirty mang...........

Comment by sugarsmosley_ on 12-03-2013

I can imagine an awkward silence if the garcia fight gets brought up.

Comment by thack on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=LacedUp;13989663]He's already said he was offered a bigger fight and actively laughed when asked if he was scared of Alexander:fest30: Judging from many Khan interviews he properly didn't understand the question..most over hyped fighter in world boxing!

Comment by Starrk on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=Mr Ehrmantraut;13989575]Wonder how many times he will mention that he has beaten Judah and Malignaggi?.[/QUOTE] Man some posters on this site are so dumb! Tell me where did HE say in this whole article that he has beaten Zab and…

Comment by LacedUp on 12-03-2013

[QUOTE=thack;13989309]It will be interesting to hear Khans excuse for not fighting Alexander! I think you will hear the old couldn't agree terms bollocks ...but as we all know that isn't the case ...The Khans are waiting outside the bank for…

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