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Hearn: Alexander Can't Punch, Good Fight For Khan

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport believes IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs) is a very good match for Amir Khan (28-3, 19KOs) at 147-pounds. Khan plans to return on December 7th and says the date will mark his debut in the welterweight division. The rumored opponent is Alexander, who first needs to retain his title on Saturday night against Lee Purdy in Atlantic City.

"Devon Alexander might be a reasonable fight for him. Alexander can't punch that hard and if I was Amir's promoter I'd never put him near a puncher. He's been knocked out at lightweight, knocked out at light-welterweight - at welter it would be even worse for him. You've got to match him very carefully and Alexander is one of the few fights you could get away with because he's very skilful but not a big puncher. It would make sense," Hearn told Sky Sports.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ma51f on 05-18-2013

[QUOTE=BTTAG145;13385842]Also Kell Brook and Hearn pulled out 3 times at least from the Alexander fight they should be embarrassed to even open their mouths really.[/QUOTE] And ducked the Bradley fight because they "wanted to go down a different road"

Comment by BTTAG145 on 05-18-2013

Also Kell Brook and Hearn pulled out 3 times at least from the Alexander fight they should be embarrassed to even open their mouths really.

Comment by IronDanHamza on 05-16-2013

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;13378130]I'll admit I haven't seen it in a while, but he seemed fine, and then just quit. I don't remember him being hurt, he was just losing every round.[/QUOTE] He claimed he had a hand injury. That's why he quit…

Comment by turkas on 05-16-2013

[QUOTE=Trudoe;13378784]Devon Alexander fkn sucks yo. And Amir Khan fkn sucks too. Bradley sure put in on tha a$$ didn't he??? Whoooooo boi he was pepperin Alexander like da boi was too sweet.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Sweden2716;13378821]Alexander is a boring fighter, he quit against…

Comment by uniquehump on 05-16-2013

[B][QUOTE=Sweden2716;13378821]Alexander is a boring fighter, he quit against Bradley, you would have to pay me to watch him fight. Khan would win a fight between the two. Alexander just rubs me the wrong way, Alexander just cannot fight.[/QUOTE][/B] I think…

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