Devon Alexander: We know Golden Boy wants Mayweather-Khan, but it won't happen

Al Bello

Devon Alexander is fully aware that the "powers that be" would like to make a Floyd Mayweather vs Amir Khan fight next year, but says that Khan won't get there.

Golden Boy would love to make a fight next year, perhaps on May 3, between Floyd Mayweather and Amir Khan. Pretty much everyone understands that that's a fight that Golden Boy wants, that Khan wants, and that Mayweather would likely welcome with open arms. There's good money in that fight -- Khan brings in UK money in addition to everything else, and while it's no Mayweather-Canelo in terms of business and probably not even a Mayweather-Cotto level fight, it's at least on par with Mayweather-Guerrero, and probably significantly larger.

However, Khan (28-3, 19 KO) will have to get through Devon Alexander first, as the two are close to finalizing a deal for a December 7 fight in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center for Alexander's IBF welterweight title. The St. Louis fighter was floated as a decoy or rumor by Team Mayweather earlier this year before the Guerrero fight was signed, and with a win over Khan, could be if nothing else a de facto opponent for Floyd.

Alexander (25-1, 14 KO) says he won't let Khan get to Floyd:

"Me and my coach talk about this all the time. We know what the powers at be are trying to do but its not going to happen. We know they want Amir Khan instead of me fighting Floyd but its not going to happen. I'm just going to keep being myself. I know he brings that UK money but he's not going to beat me. I've beat some top notch guys and I'm going to keep on winning," Alexander told BoxingScene.com.

Alexander also tells Chris Robinson that he thinks he has the skills to give Floyd trouble:

"Skills is going to be what gives Floyd problems. If you don't have skills and [aren't] fast just like him, you're not going to beat him. You've got to have the smarts just like him, the skills just like him, and the defense just like him. Go back and look at it. He don't fight too many slick southpaws like me anyways. If he did, it would have been a loss."

Will Khan beat Alexander and set up the money fight it seems the promoters want, and if he doesn't, could Alexander give Mayweather a challenge?

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