Alexander vs. Purdy Now Set For May 18th Showdown

by Edward Chaykovsky

Both Golden Boy Promotions and Eddie Hearn have confirmed that a deal has been reached for Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13KOs), the IBF's number four ranked contender, to challenge IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs) on May 18th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.  Alexander was scheduled to face mandatory challenger Kell Brook, also promoted by Hearn, but the boxer withdrew with a foot injury earlier this week. It was the third postponement for Alexander-Brook due to injuries.

"It's a funny old game how things play out. Lee Purdy will challenge Devon Alexander for the IBF World title on May 18th in Atlantic City. And Kell Brook will remain number one mandatory challenger with the IBF. Who fancies Purdy vs. Brook in September for the IBF strap," Hearn wrote.

Showtime will televise Alexander-Purdy, with a junior welterweight main event between champions Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Big Lou on 04-20-2013

Peterson/Matthysse and Alexander/Purdy May 18th, SHO. Both fights will be action packed. Hater's go watch UFC/MMA.

Comment by PrinceNaz88 on 04-19-2013

I'm delighted for Purdy as he is from my home town. BUT, this fight is a complete mismatch. Purdy has no business fighting at World level. I hope he gives a good account of himself as I'm sure he will…

Comment by dan_cov on 04-19-2013

[QUOTE=Big Lou;13268487]Jones wasn't the next available contender.[/QUOTE] It just shows me how messed up these organisations rankings really are tbh. Hes beaten nobody of any note ever and is down & outright awful. Is he even in the top 40?…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 04-19-2013

As always, I hope Alexander loses. He's just awful to watch.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 04-19-2013

Man this damn card went from possibly being the best card of the year to COMPLETE SH1T. [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from App for Android[/I][/SIZE]

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Photo: Victor Terrazas, Eduardo Hernandez on Weight For War Vargas: It's My Time, After I Beat Pacquiao - A Star Will Be Born! Erislandy Lara Still Has a Target on The Back of Gennady Golovkin Photos: Luis Nery, Richie Mepranum Set For War in Tijuana Joselito Velasquez, Mexican Olympian, To Be Trained By Robles Wladimir Klitschko, Lucas Browne Far Apart On Money For 12/10 Photos: Canelo is Officially Belted in Puerto Rico By The WBO Cotto Says Canelo Rematch is a Subject For Discussion Danny Williams Returns, Faces Ali Eren Demirezen in Hamburg Edis Tatli Takes on Manuel Lancia on December 17 Canelo vs. Saunders Showdown Fully Backed By WBO Prez Weights: David Lemieux, Cristian Fabian Rios Ready To Fight Eggington Predicts Damage: I'm Going To Do a Job on Gavin Jeff Horn Ready For IBF Strap: 100%, Bring on Errol Spence! Hooker Plans on Testing Perez's Chin Early on Kovalev vs. Ward Marin, Pintor Make Weight For Boxeo Telemundo Season Finale Photo: Micki Nielsen, Kevin Lerena Ready For Battle Abel Sanchez Very Confident That Andy Ruiz Beats Joseph Parker Frampton: I'll Make it Two-Nil, Santa Cruz Only Fights One Way! Golovkin's Coach: I Doubt Canelo Will Last Eight or Nine Rounds Jeff Horn Crushes Rico Mueller As Title Shot Nears David Haye: Fans Want Me To Smash Tony Bellew, Shut Him Up Joshua Taylor Tabbed To Become World Champion By McGuigan Tim Bradley: I Need To Retire A Winner, Capture One More Title Eric Molina: I'll Fight Anthony Joshua or David Price on Dec. 10 Canelo: It Would Be an Honor To Rematch Miguel Cotto Kevin Lerena Confident of Knocking Micki Nielsen Out Dejan Zlaticanin: I'm Fighting Mikey Garcia on January 28 Custio Clayton Stops Ramses Agaton in Eight Rounds in Montreal WBO Prez To Canelo Critics: Why Did Golovkin Reject Andre Ward! Terence Crawford Seeks Foe For 12/10, Antonio Orozco Next? Chavez Sr. Expects His Son To Return Stronger, Better Than Ever Jessie Magdaleno, Oscar Valdez Discuss Their PPV Fights Golovkin, Sanchez Frown at Golden Boy's Offer To Face Canelo Charlo-Williams, Cuellar-Mares, Promoted By Schaefer, on Dec. 10 Photos: LaRon Mitchell, Scott Alexander Ready For Battle Photos: Valdez, Magdaleno Putting in Work For PPV Fights Golovkin's Promoter Willing To Make Concessions To Get Canelo David Price: If I Land Joshua, I'm Going in There To Do Damage WBO Prez: No Doubt Canelo Knocks Mayweather Out in Rematch!

Latest Active Forum Threads