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.