Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Khan-Alexander, Thurman-Bundu - War Ready

 By Jake Donovan

In what is being billed as an unofficial eliminator in the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes, Amir Khan faces former two-division champ Devon Alexander in a 12-round welterweight bout Saturday evening at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Photos by Tom Hogan/Esther Lin

Both fighters came in at the 147 lb. divisional limit for the headlining act of a SHOWTIME-televised quadrupleheader.

No belt is at stake, but the winner is in the running to serve as Mayweather's next opponent in May, assuming the pound-for-pound king makes his ring return at that time.

The televised co-feature pits unbeaten welterweights Keith Thurman and Leonard Bundu in a 12-round interim title fight.

Thurman (23-0, 231KOs) tipped the scales at 146 lb. Bundu (31-0-2, 11KOs) came in at a shredded 146.5 lb. for his first bout in the United States and third straight fight outside of his native Italy.

Former three-divison titlist Abner Mares faces Jose Ramirez in a 10-round bout, to be fought at a catchweight of 128 lb.

Mares (27-1-1, 14KOs)—who held titles at bantamweight, super bantamweight and featherweight—came in at 127 lb., while Ramirez (25-4, 15KOs) was well over the limit at 131 lb. He has one hour to lose the weight, or will be subject to a fine and runs the risk of the bout being canceled.

Opening the SHOWTIME-televised quadrupleheader, Jermall Charlo (19-0, 15KOs) takes on Lenny Bottai (22-2, 9KOs) in a super welterweight elimination bout.

Both fighters came in right at the 154 lb. divisional limit. The winner will become the mandatory challenger to newly crowned titlist Cornelius Bundrage, who dethroned Carlos Molina earlier this fall.
 
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-13-2014

Khan looks like he's on that A-side meth.

Comment by sako5 on 12-13-2014

AK looks in good shape! May the best mothe[COLOR="DarkRed"]r[/COLOR]****er win.

Comment by Rostov Papa on 12-13-2014

[QUOTE=Tobi.G;15183163]I think Thurman has a solid Opponent in front of him even though that guy has no power like all italian Boxers besides Rocky Marciano. Some People say Marciano found a way to took the power away from all his…

Comment by Rostov Papa on 12-13-2014

Damn Khan not only looks much healthier, he looks leaner too - especially around the core. He looks really good at the weight, and noticeably better than Alexander. Those puny little abs Alexander has. Alexander got NO LATS either, compared…

Comment by tank17211 on 12-13-2014

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;15182514]In what is being billed as an unofficial eliminator in the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes, Amir Khan faces former two-division champ Devon Alexander in a 12-round welterweight bout Saturday evening at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Both fighters came in…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats Joshua's Promoter: We'll Try For The Deontay Wilder Fight Again Anthony Joshua Drops, Stops Alexander Povetkin in Seventh Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jonathan Taconing Dominates Vince Paras, Retains in Manila Luke Campbell Gets Revenge, Decisions Yvan Mendy Joshua vs. Povetkin: CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie Decisions Matty Askin in Very Ugly Fight Joshua Wants To Emulate Ronaldo and Pacquiao's Longevity Lawrence Okolie vs. Matty Askin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin: Stats & Stakes Sergey Kuzmin Stops a Tired David Price in Four Rounds David Price vs. Sergey Kuzmin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Shakhram Giyasov Stops Laguna in Five Rounds Promoter: Joshua Knows What He Faces In Underestimated Povetkin Michael Dutchover Takes Out Berman Aguilar in Five Rounds Siesta: Upset on Joshua-Povetkin could change the boxing world Okolie Hopes To Move on To Next Level on Joshua Undercard Wilder vs. Fury, Joshua vs. Povetkin - CompuBox Final 4 Analysis
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement