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 Last update:  4/17/2013       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Team Alexander: Kevin Bizier The Next IBF Mandatory
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By Ryan Burton

Devon Alexander's trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham has advised BoxingScene.com that undefeated Kevin Bizier (20-0) is next in line to face Alexander on May 18th in Atlantic City. Bizier, who defeated Nate Campbell in February, is ranked #3 by the IBF and is the highest rated contender.

Alexander was scheduled to face the IBF's #1 contender Kell Brook but the Brit pulled out of the fight with a foot injury.

Yesterday Alexander's promoter, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, mentioned that Senchenko, Andre Berto and Shawn Porter were under consideration. This was before the IBF mandated that Alexander face the highest rated contender.

"I am told that we have to satisfy our mandatory obligation with the IBF. Kell Brook was the mandatory and the IBF's next available contender is #3 rated undefeated contender Kevin Bizier.

"As far as Devon is concerned it doesn't matter just pick a name out of the hat. He's ready for whoever on May18th," Cunningham told BoxingScene.com

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Tags: Devon Alexander , Kevin Bizier



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comment by OnePunch, on 04-18-2013
[QUOTE=anonymous2.0]There's no number 2 ranked IBF weltweight? Why not just bump Bizer to 2?[/QUOTE] The IBF doesnt allow anyone to just be "appointed" #1 or #2. Both the #1 and #2 spots are determined by eliminators between 2 fighters in the top 15.....

comment by Code 206, on 04-18-2013
Lol Kell Brook.

comment by Heru, on 04-18-2013
Bizier is tailor made for Alexander... Wouldn't even be competitive. Don't expect much better considering it'd be on short notice, but Shawn Porter or Carson Jones would be excellent replacements on short notice.

comment by Big Lou, on 04-17-2013
[QUOTE=anonymous2.0]There's no number 2 ranked IBF weltweight? Why not just bump Bizer to 2?[/QUOTE] If #2 is vacant, that means #3 is #2.

comment by anonymous2.0, on 04-17-2013
There's no number 2 ranked IBF weltweight? Why not just bump Bizer to 2?

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