Alexander vs Maidana Deal is Getting Close For Jan/Feb

By Ryan Burton has been advised that an agreement has been reached in principle for WBA junior welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (31-2, 28KOs) to face former unified junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander (22-1, 13KOs). The fight will be fought at that the welterweight limit of 147 pounds.

Alexander signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy in September and this will be his first fight under their banner. Maidana is also promoted by Golden Boy. The fight will take place in either January or February.  Both HBO and Showtime are in the running to televise the fight.

When reached for comment, Alexander's trainer and manager Kevin Cunningham advised BoxingScene that they approved the fight and were just waiting to hear back from Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MexicanMigra on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=rasdun;11491158]alexander can definitely win the fight, althou, obviously, he hasnt looked that impressive in recent fights. I'd prefer to see Maidana v. Matthyse - that would be a great fight. and - did I recently read that one of the…

Comment by MexicanMigra on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=fundicao;11490185]Maidana offer to fight soto when guerrero fight was canceled and soto duck maidana that's the truth[/QUOTE] Soto already had a fight scheduled in his hometown in 2 weeks, and they asked him to fight Maidana on 10 days notice,…

Comment by rasdun on 11-29-2011

alexander can definitely win the fight, althou, obviously, he hasnt looked that impressive in recent fights. I'd prefer to see Maidana v. Matthyse - that would be a great fight. and - did I recently read that one of the…

Comment by fundicao on 11-29-2011

[QUOTE=MexicanMigra;11490082]Maidana has ducked Soto for a while, cause Maidana is deathly scared to get KO'd by Soto. [url][/url] Maidana is a proven COWARD. Maidana ducked Humberto Soto in September, cause Maidana refused to fight Soto this Nov. 26th. [url]http://www.************.com/2011/09/maidana-decides-against-humberto-soto-bout-instead-will-face-paul-mccloskey/[/url] then…

Comment by johncods on 11-29-2011

I hope it's not in Alexander's hometown. Nobody is gonna beat that dude there unless he gets KTFO.

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