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Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander closing in on a deal for December 7th

By Chris Carlson

Now that the Floyd “Money” Mayweather vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight is signed, the rest of domino’s can fall into place for Golden Boy Promotions. The fall/winter schedule is heating up with fights like Lucas Matthysse vs. Danny Garcia, which is tentatively scheduled for September 7th serving as the lead in event to the Mayweather vs Canelo Blockbuster Showtime PPV. Last week Golden Boy won the purse bid for the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Victor Terrazas fight for Terrazas WBC Super Batamweight Strap. Another fight that has been widely discussed is Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander for Alexander’s IBF Welterweight Title, both of whom have been mentioned as future opponents for Floyd Mayweather.

From all accounts, including the C.E.O. of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer, the negotiations between Khan and Alexander is all but done. And it seems that Amir Khan is being groomed once again to become Floyd Mayweather’s next foe. Recently Schaefer told “Amir needs one fight at welterweight along with a title to set up the match with Floyd… [Alexander] has agreed to the fight. We will be finalizing and signing the contract in the next couple of weeks…if he defeats Devon…the next step for him would be against Floyd.”

Adding some spice to the story is the possibility of the fight landing in Dubai. Schaefer was quoted by the Daily Mail saying, “we have opened discussions with the ruling family of the Emirates who have made it very clear that they are keen to put on a major boxing event. This is very exciting for Amir and all of us. If he defeats Devon, preferably in style, the next step for him would be against Floyd.” Many fights have been rumored to land in Dubai in the last few years the biggest one was Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. With the money and popularity that Kahn brings to the table he has always been in the picture to land a fight with Mayweather. Surly Devon Alexander has something to say about these plans. He could be yet another roadblock to Amir Khan in his ongoing dream to secure a fight with the PPV King.

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