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KHAN PREFERS TO WAIT FOR MAYWEATHER; ALEXANDER-JUDAH AND MALIGNAGGI-PORTER IN WORKS FOR DEC. 7?

By Ben Thompson | September 27, 2013
KHAN PREFERS TO WAIT FOR MAYWEATHER; ALEXANDER-JUDAH AND MALIGNAGGI-PORTER IN WORKS FOR DEC. 7?

It looks like a potential matchup between former jr. welterweight champion Amir Khan and reigning IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander will NOT be taking place on December 7 after all. Sources close to the information have informed us that Khan has been tabbed as the frontrunner to land the coveted assignment of facing undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd "Money" Mayweather in his next bout. As such, it appears that the British native has decided to forego an opportunity to face Alexander in December in favor of using the extra time to prepare for the biggest challenge of his career. It's unclear exactly when that challenge will come, but according to Mayweather, he plans on fighting again in May of 2014, which would make it over a year since Khan last fought.

Multiple sources have informed us that a new December 7 card is already being planned. We're told that it will definitely be a double-header, but it could easily become a triple-header. Word on the steet is that the main event could feature IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander defending his title against former champion Zab Judah, who became the undisputed welterweight champion back in 2005 after knocking out one of Kevin Cunningham's former fighters, Cory Spinks, in front of a record-setting crowd of 22,000 people in their hometown of St. Louis. Ironically, Alexander was also on that card in just his 3rd professional bout. We're also told that there's been preliminary discussions about the possibility of the co-main event featuring Brooklynite Paulie Malignaggi making his return to the ring to face undefeated welterweight contender Shawn Porter. I also wouldn't rule out an appearance by middleweight contender Daniel Jacobs, another Brooklyn native, on the card.

BE SURE TO CHECK BACK SOON AS MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE DECEMBER 7 CARD, AS WELL AS AMIR KHAN, BECOME AVAILABLE



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