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Kell Brook Smiles: I'll Be Too Good For Devon Alexander

Kell Brook will challenge Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight title at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on May 18, live on Sky Sports.

The long-awaited clash between Brook and Alexander has been cancelled twice due to both men succumbing to training injuries, but now ‘The Special One’ from Sheffield and number one rated contender finally gets the chance to face the champion, and he’s determined to rip the title from his hands.

“It’s been a frustrating wait for the fight to be on, but now I’m ready to get in there on May 18 and bring that title home,” said Brook. “We’ve both had to pull out through injury so we are both hungry for the fight, but I believe I will prove I’ve got a bigger appetite for the battle and that I’ll be too good for him.”

St. Louis’ Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) has already won world titles in two divisions despite being only 25 years old. Alexander is the former IBF and WBC world title holder at 140 pounds, with wins over Lucas Matthysse, Juan Urango and Junior Witter to his name. In 2012, ‘The Great’ made his move to welterweight and by the time he was finished defeating former World Champions Marcos Maidana and Randall Bailey, he was crowned the IBF Welterweight World Champion. The clash with Brook will be Alexander’s first defence of his IBF crown.

Brook’s showdown with Alexander comes on a bumper night of boxing live on Sky Sports, starting with the 30th edition of the Betfair Prizefighter, with the Cruiserweights taking centre-stage at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, the line-up to be announced shortly. The action then heads stateside with Brook vs. Alexander and IBF light welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson facing hard-hitting WBC Interim light welterweight World Champion Lucas Matthysse in a 12-round welterweight bout.

Peterson vs. Matthysse and Alexander vs. Brook are presented by Golden Boy Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City, Corona and AT&T and will air live on SHOWTIME at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).  Preliminary fights will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast).

Tickets priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, go on sale on Wednesday, April 10 at noon ET and will be available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dan_cov on 04-11-2013

Alexander is nothing but a feather-fisted basic southpaw who gets props for losing fights. Hes never fought a legit welterweight. I don't care who he fought at 140, he lost and got a gift decision virtually everytime he faced somebody…

Comment by mikey077 on 04-11-2013

[QUOTE=Achilles 2.0;13226733]This should be a great fight. Alexander will be ready to prove that he is skilled as well as entertaining and Brook will come with the determination indicative of your 1st title shot. I have Alexander winning in 6…

Comment by Cuban Linx on 04-09-2013

[QUOTE=Big Lou;13228031]Sorry UK fans, Kells going to get beat up by Alexander a lot worst than Jones the sparring partner did.[/QUOTE] Kell gassed out in the 2nd half of that fight and got a proper conditioning coach immediately after. He…

Comment by Big Lou on 04-09-2013

Sorry UK fans, Kells going to get beat up by Alexander a lot worst than Jones the sparring partner did.

Comment by ETG on 04-09-2013

Honestly don't care who wins this fight just hope it's good. I can say I think it will be better for the division if kell wins. It may give the fans better options than gbp fighters passing the ibf strap…

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