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Khan, Alexander Both on Board For December 7th Clash

Amir Khan is being lined up for a world title shot against the IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in December, possibly in Dubai.

Golden Boy's chief executive Richard Schaefer says he is hoping to set up a December 7 clash against American Alexander when he travels to Dubai next month.

Alexander has a record of 25 wins from 26 bouts, with 14 victories coming inside the distance and was supposed to have fought unbeaten Sheffield boxer Kell Brook last month but the fight was called off after being postponed for a third time.

Schaefer told Sky Sports' Ringside: "I know Devon is on board, Amir is on board (and) we're thinking December 7 for the fight.

"So now what we're looking at is a possibly that the fight will be in Dubai if we can structure it in a way that it is enticing for Devon Alexander to go there.

"I'm actually going to be going to Dubai and meet with the people there in July and will find out if we can get a deal done for the world title fight to be in Dubai which would be spectacular."

Alexander won the IBF title from American compatriot Randall Bailey last October after battling his way back to the top since his only defeat, to Tim Bradley in January 2011.

Colchester welterweight Lee Purdy, the injured Brook's replacement, was pulled out after seven rounds of his non-title bout against Alexander in Atlantic City, New Jersey last month after being outboxed by the US southpaw.

Purdy had failed to make the weight but there should be no such problems for Khan, himself on a road back to redemption.

The Bolton man climbed off the canvas impressively to beat Mexico's Julio Diaz in April in Brook's hometown of Sheffield in his latest victory.

He had lost his WBA and IBF light-welterweight titles to Lamont Peterson in 2011 in Washington DC, before being reinstated as champion after the American failed a drugs test.

However, the 26-year-old Englishman lost the belts again in July 2012 when he was stopped in round four by Philadelphia's Danny Garcia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-07-2013

[quote=SnakeVen0m] I got Khan winning this by robbery if he can stay on his feet. GBP is still eyeing that Mayweather fight. [/quote] Good. Its about time Alexander gets bitten in the ass by karma. And what better way to…

Comment by yoz on 06-07-2013

Khan has peaked, but if he's disciplined, he can get a wide UD.

Comment by batista84 on 06-07-2013

Don't be surprised if Khan wins this fight, Devon doesn't hit hard, and Khan is quicker than him. Style smakes fight so even if Khan is coming of looses and not good wins I think he can win this fight.…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 06-07-2013

I got Khan winning this by robbery if he can stay on his feet. GBP is still eyeing that Mayweather fight.

Comment by Wenger Is God on 06-07-2013

[QUOTE=StarPower;13454525]Im not an expect on Diaz so I will take your word for it. But I did see Khan controlling the fight until he lost focus, which he usually does. All I know is what I saw. What baffles me…

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