Amir Khan looks set to face Devon Alexander in Las Vegas on December 13.
An official announcement is expected towards the end of the week, with the bout likely to be held at the Mandalay Bay or sister property MGM Grand. The pair were intended to clash last December, only for Khan to abruptly pull out of talks due to the possibility of a bigger fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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World Champ Jamie McDonnell eyes unification fight
WBA bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell is hopeful of a potential unification fight with WBO champion Tomoki Kameda early next year, providing he comes through his November 22 bout in Liverpool.
“There’s a few more fights left in me at bantamweight and I need the big fights that motivate me”, said McDonnell. “Hopefully we both win our next fights and we can meet in February in Vegas. These are the fights I want, huge unification ones”.
Gennady Golovkin ringside for Murray-Spada in Monte Carlo
GGG will be in Monte Carlo to see Martin Murray defend his WBC Silver title against Domenico Spada. ‘GGG’ is fresh off a two round demolition job over Marco Antonio Rubio, and should the St Helens man prevail, a potential showdown with the Kazakh fighter may be on the cards. Read more on this fight here…
Mitchell issues a warning to Tommy Coyle, that going to war with Michael Katsidis is not a good idea!
knows only to well what the Australian lightweight is capable of after suffering a 3rd round stoppage loss to Michael Katsidis
back in 2010, and although his best days are behind him, the Londoner still sees Katsidis as a dangerous fighter. read more Mitchell’s warning to Coyle here.
Coyle and Brizuela Talk about their war
Dave Coldwell is convinced that his man, Tony Bellew, is set to make a massive statement come November 22, when he takes on bitter rival Nathan Cleverly at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.
“Listen, I don’t want to sound like I’m running through clichés but I can’t wait for you to see Tony Bellew on fight night,” buzzed Coldwell.
“Every single training session he’s showing me something different and I can’t believe the amount of effort he’s putting into this fight. His sparring is going well, his fitness and conditioning is where it needs to be, and his hunger to achieve and improve every session is second to none.
“A lot of people have got this down as a real close fight and it has the potential to rival the first one but if Tony does what I believe he can do then he’ll end this fight in devastating fashion.”
Derry Mathews believes victory on Saturday night will keep his world title aspirations firmly alive.
His clash with Adam Dingsdale at the Echo Arena is for the vacant WBA Continental strap and victory would award Mathews with a top 15 ranking with the governing body. “I am going to be knocking on the door for the WBA title if I win on Saturday,” Mathews said.
“With the experience I’ve got and the pedigree I’ve got then someone might pick me for a voluntary defence. Paul Smith was picked as a voluntary defence because he’s got a good record and has been round boxing circles a long time. It is about taking your opportunity. I have been pro since 2002 and have been in some of the best fights domestically and I am just short of fighting for a major world title now.” Read more on this fight here…
Eubank Jr Opponent named
Chris Eubank Jr, is set to face Florian Wildenhof, 18-3 (8), at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday.
Matty Fagan on charge to title shot
Ellesmere Port’s Matty Fagan is hoping that his decision to now campaign at super featherweight will kick start his charge towards a title shot. Fagan, who has recorded six straight victories since turning pro, believes that dropping down to 130lbs will provide him with more opportunities to earn a shot at a domestic strap.
Fagan said: “In football terms, it’s like going from the Premier Division to the Championship. There are still some good kids in there and you’ve still go to earn you stripes but there are nowhere near as many so that means the opportunities will come up quicker. I think I’m going to be a lot stronger at this weight and hopefully I can go on and get that title shot that I want.”
Martin J Ward will headline the latest Prizefighter bill on December 6 at The York Hall, Bethnal Green.
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