By Francisco Salazar
Welterweight world title holder Devon Alexander (25-1, 14KOs) is more than likely to return to the ring on December 7th, Alexander told Boxingscene.com on Friday afternoon.
One opponent that Alexander could fight is welterweight contender Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs).
One city that was being mentioned at the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner press conference in Brooklyn was Dubai, in the Middle East.
“I don’t know about a place, but Khan is who they’ve been talking about me fighting,” said Alexander.
The fighter from St. Louis, MO, is coming off a seventh round stoppage victory over Lee Purdy in his last bout on May 18th. In the middle of the bout, Alexander suffered a broken left hand in the fight.
A return on December 7th will allow Alexander to properly recuperate from the injury and give him time to train for a Khan bout.
Khan is coming off a hard-fought 12 round unanimous decision victory over Julio Diaz in April 27th.
Both boxers fight under the Golden Boy Promotions banner.
Francisco A. Salazar has written for Boxingscene.com since September and has covered boxing in Southern California and abroad since 2000. He also covers boxing for the Ventura County (CA) Star newspaper. He could be reached by email at [email protected] or on twitter at Salazar_soccer