Alexander: Khan is Not Special, Marquez is a Bigger Fight

By Mark Vester

WBC junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander sees nothing special about Amir Khan, the WBA champion. Alexander faces WBO champion Timothy Bradley in a unification bout on January 29 in Pontiac, Michigan. Most expect the winner to face Khan in the summer. Alexander doesn't see a reason to chase after Khan. He considers Juan Manuel Marquez a bigger fight at the weight. Marquez is expected to hit 140 this year. Alexander doesn't consider Khan a mandatory target after the Bradley fight.

"Khan is an okay fighter. There is really no big deal about him. People are really making a big hype about Amir Khan. I don't see what the big hype is about. I guess he has some power behind him to get some hype, but people think more about him than I think he is. He's an okay fighter. The winner of this fight don't have to go after Amir Khan," Alexander said.

"The winner of this fight is going to be the number one in the division. Marquez is a bigger fight than Khan. It's not about chasing Amir Khan. Amir Khan is not the cash cow at 140. I got a big following in St. Louis just like he has a big following in the UK. I don't think we should be dwelling too much about Khan after this."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 01-13-2011

I say both beat Alexander..

Comment by | THE KING | on 01-13-2011

Devon needs to prove the Kotelink fight was a fluke/bad night. :lol1:... He has a pretty good challenge in front of him with Bradley. All this talk might not get him anywhere..

Comment by Phatfarm1980 on 01-13-2011

'I got a big following in St. Louis just like he has a big following in the UK' What? How can you compare St.Louis with the whole of the UK?? lol

Comment by aikhan on 01-13-2011

Look at the punch stats - If Khan was running all night how did he land significantly more punches on Maidana? Khan proved a lot in that fight.

Comment by apokalips on 01-13-2011

OK Now this kinda makes me want Alexander to get his ass beat cos I know Bradley would fight Khan straight up. Devon is lookin like a real punk here. Maybe The Ring should look at this and decide that…

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