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Alexander's Trainer Fires Back: "Who is Amir Khan?"

By Ryan Burton

Kevin Cunningham, who trains and manages undefeated WBC junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander "The Great" (21-0) reached out to BoxingScene.com to respond to an article by BoxingScene's Robert Morales.

Within the article, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he plans to match his fighter Amir Khan versus the Tim Bradley-Devon Alexander winner. The story says  that Schaefer is shooting for the fight to take place on July 30th. Schaefer goes on to say that he wants to match the Bradley-Alexander loser with another one of his fighters, Marcos Maidana.

Cunningham told BoxingScene, "Who is Amir Khan?  What has he ever done?  Bradley and Alexander have both been unified champions and are both putting their undefeated records on the line on January 29th."

Cunningham feels the Bradley-Alexander winner should get the biggest fight out there.  He feels a clash with 3 division champion Juan Manuel Marquez is a clearly a bigger fight than one versus Khan. It is also a fight that could possibly be on pay-per-view.

"If the Bradley-Alexander winner can't get Pacquiao or Mayweather then they should get another big name like (Juan Manuel) Marquez. Marquez wants to try to get a belt at 140. His resume is a lot bigger than Khan's. That's a bigger fight than versus Khan." 

The St. Louis based manager and trainer doesn't feel that Khan is on Bradley or Alexander's level.

"Khan has been knocked out before and was out on his feet versus Maidana."

An animated Cunningham continued, "Bradley and Alexander don't need to fight for the right to fight Khan. The winner should get a bigger fight and that is Marquez. The Bradley-Alexander loser can fight Khan."

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by beatnutts on 01-18-2011

The reality is, Khan, Alexander and Bradley are all on the same level. They are good fighters and have all looked good in some of their fights but they all have some weaknesses that elite fighters just don't have. To…

Comment by killakali on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=wazaa.;9973168]Khan-Maidana sold 4000-5000 tickets.[/QUOTE] Hbo reported only 4600 fans showed up for that fight holmes. I bet the casino comped half those tickets. No way they sold 4000. Just being real holmes

Comment by patpatpts on 01-18-2011

on a another note when is that face off gone to air 10 mil on bradley anytaker

Comment by Vadrigar. on 01-18-2011

Alexander struggled with Kotelnik, whereas Khan beat him easily. They should watch their mouths.

Comment by wazaa. on 01-18-2011

[QUOTE=Bierstadt;9971948]Last numbers were less than 400 tickets sold for Alexander - Bradley. Two American fighters fighting in America. :ugh: There's a photo of you floating around this forum you son of a b!tch, I know what you look like. You…

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