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Eddie Hearn: Mayweather-Alexander is an Awful Fight!

By Steve Lillis, coutesy of The Daily Star

EDDIE HEARN insists that Kell Brook’s next bout will be for the IBF world welterweight title – despite his big fight against Devon Alexander this month being postponed.

Brook’s career was plunged into turmoil on Monday when the American pulled out of his defence against the Sheffield man in Detroit on February 23 because of a bicep injury.

Yesterday WBC champ Floyd Mayweather claimed that he would now be fighting IBF title-holder Alexander in a unification bout on May 4.

Mayweather tweeted: “The negotiations for my fight are almost done. The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander. It’d be a unification bout at welterweight.”

But Brook’s promoter Hearn believes Mayweather’s call is a decoy into forcing Robert Guerrero to sign a contract to face him next.

He said: “There is a belief that it is a smokescreen into getting Guerrero to take the Mayweather fight because they are having a few problems.

“Can you honestly see Floyd Mayweather fighting Devon Alexander? I just can’t.

“It’s an awful fight, two slippery counter-punchers, and they have the same manager, Al Haymon.

“If it’s true, I would expect the title to become vacant and Kell would fight for it against another leading contender. If it isn’t true, and I suspect it isn’t, then we will get a new date either this week or early next week.”

Last night the IBF said they had received no request from Alexander to box Mayweather and would refuse any request.

In a statement they said: “We have not received any requests or information on this from either camp.

“Because Alexander is under contract to fight Brook he would not be granted an exception to fight Mayweather.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 02-07-2013

It is a **** fight. I hope it's just a ruse. :lame:

Comment by MeanestNiceGuy on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=Rip Chudd;13005696]Well that's because you don't promote Alexander, Eddie, if you did you'd be screaming from the rooftops about how great a fight this is.[/QUOTE] Thank you! If Floyd called out Brook tomorrow, Hearn wouldn't a flying flock of rat…

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-07-2013

Well that's because you don't promote Alexander, Eddie, if you did you'd be screaming from the rooftops about how great a fight this is.

Comment by YOU WILL LOSE on 02-07-2013

what do you know hearn? floyds fans love the idea of this chess match. time to put their money where their mouth is. ante up fellas

Comment by Jordank on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=Uncle Rodge;13005570]You go to bed wearing Floyd Pj's, don't ya?[/QUOTE] He's definitely gay for floyd. And he definitely doesn't know sh*t about boxing.

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