Marcos Maidana will reportedly face Devon Alexander in February. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Steve Kim tweeted tonight that a proposed fight between Marcos Maidana and Devon Alexander is "on," according to Alexander's trainer/manager Kevin Cunningham, and the bout will take place on one of two February dates.
Maidana (31-2, 28 KO) and Alexander (22-1, 13 KO) will both be moving up to the welterweight division, it appears, after serving as top contenders and titlists at 140 pounds for the last few years.
If this fight is on February 18, it could be paired with James Kirkland's return, as Kirkland has reportedly been offered the February 18 date by HBO. It's highly unlikely that Golden Boy would go against itself on two separate networks, so it looks like Showtime isn't in the running for Maidana vs Alexander, at least for now.
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Both Maidana and Alexander have recently been tied to Paulie Malignaggi, but it looks like "The Magic Man" is left out in the cold on this one. Malignaggi and Kevin Cunningham traded a lot of words in the media, with Alexander largely staying out of it (as usual), and later Malignaggi and Maidana agreed to fight one another on Twitter, but that's apparently not in Golden Boy's plans. Malignaggi, frankly, appears to be on the Golden Boy roster as a name more than as someone they plan to push very much.