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Don King Might Pursue Mayweather vs Alexander Next

By Lem Satterfield

This coming Saturday at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, 23-year-old Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 knockouts) will stake his WBC junior welterweight title in a unification bout with 27-year-old Tim Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs), the WBO's champion. The winner could emerge as a challenger to eight-division titlist, Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), holder of the WBO welterweight title.

If Alexander is victorious over Bradley, his promoter, Don King, said that he might also push for a shot at six-time titlist Floyd Mayweather (41-0, 25 KOs). King has been wooing Mayweather in an attempt to match him against Pacquiao, who is promoted by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.

"I've been talking to Floyd just about every day if not two, three times a week. I spoke to Floyd a couple of days ago just before I went to Puerto Rico. So, he was going to a workout to see Devon work out in Las Vegas. I haven't called him since them, but he knows. That's another one for him," King said, 

"That's another one for Devon Alexander. So we've got two doors to go into -- we've got Floyd Mayweather and we've got Manny Pacquiao. We would entertain a fight with King Kong after beating Tim Bradley if Devon Alexander does as I believe that he will do."

Lem Satterfield is the boxing editor at AOL FanHouse and the news editor at BoxingScene.com. To read more from Lem Satterfield, go to AOL FanHouse by Clicking Here.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ndae05 on 01-23-2011

R.I.P. STL. LOUIS' OWN WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP !! VIRGIL AKINS 1958 (1928-2011) DEVON ALEXANDER CARrY THE TORCH...

Comment by RoyJonesJrp4pno1 on 01-23-2011

[QUOTE=Rolaz;9996573]Alexander is Jr Welterweight, so why Floyd Jr will chose to fight Jr welterweight? Why not Pacman so as to settle the nagging issue inside the Ring? Floyd Jr needs a tune up fight?![/QUOTE] Bro if Alexander beats Bradley then…

Comment by RoyJonesJrp4pno1 on 01-23-2011

[QUOTE=Pullcounter;9997978]actions speak louder than words. hatton fought 1x at WW prior to wifebeater jr and afterward he ran back to 140 lbs. hatton has no business at 147 lbs and he knew it. only reason why hatton said he "felt"…

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 01-23-2011

This is whack...

Comment by starsjuicebar on 01-23-2011

Alexanders best chance since reports of the flu slowing Bradley down in training.

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