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 Last update:  10/5/2013       Read more by Mike Coppinger         
   
Devon Alexander-Luis Collazo in Play For December 7
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By Mike Coppinger

A deal is close to match IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander and Luis Collazo, BoxingScene.com has been advised per a source with knowledge of the negotiations.

The bout would headline "Showtime Championship Boxing" on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center. Zab Judah versus Paulie Malignaggi wood serve as the co-feature.

Alexander and Amir Khan were slated to meet on that date. But with rumors swirling that Khan will get a crack at Floyd Mayweather in May, Khan is believed to be moving on from a fight with Alexander so he doesn't jeopardize his biggest fight to date.

Collazo of Brooklyn, N.Y. easily defeated Alan Sanchez on Fox Sports 1 last month in San Antonio. Before that, Collazo (34-5, 17 KOs) fought his last two fights at Barclays Center.

Collazo's biggest fight was a unanimous loss to Ricky Hatton in 2006, a bout many believe he won.

Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs) was supposed to fight Kell Brook on three separate occasions, but finally ended up fighting Lee Purdy on Showtime in May, a bout Alexander won by seventh-round stoppage.

Tags: Devon Alexander , Luis Collazo , Alexander-Collazo , Alexander vs. Collazo


 

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comment by SkillspayBills, on 10-05-2013
[QUOTE=Southpawology]How the f*ck is devon alexander the main event when you have two brooklyn veterans fighting in BROOKLYN??? And why the f*ck does alexander keep getting pushed on us from the powers that be. He will get booed out of ny just like he did last time he fought there. Hope collazo ...

comment by MC Hammer, on 10-05-2013
[QUOTE=MoneyMayGoat]Congrats of creating a match up more boring than Paulie vs. Zab. Maybe Showtime and GBP should just tank the last quarter of the year. I'm in for Broner vs. Maidana and whomever Santa Cruz fights; I'll let you guys watch these meaningless bouts on Dec 7 that offer little i...

comment by MC Hammer, on 10-05-2013
[QUOTE=QballLobo]Floyd fans better start practicing their spin now because they will have to defend Floyd vs. Khan for a long time until next May...[/QUOTE] I'm a fan, and I can pretty much say, this isn't the best possible fight competition wise, but it should be financially. No one in the...

comment by Jc8804, on 10-05-2013
Lmao . Thats devons big fight for 2013! Wow. Guy should have took shorter money to beat up khan and cash that money man lotto Ticket. But, he got put on the back burner by GBP who Viewed him as "the opponent". Boring boxers have to postition themselves And devon waits and sits and his opportu...

comment by MrClutch85, on 10-05-2013
Alexander Collazo terrible fight

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