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Devon Alexander: Amir Khan is no threat

Devon Alexander may face Amir Khan late this year, and the reigning IBF welterweight titlist feels the British star is 'no threat' to him.

Al Bello

Devon Alexander says he'd love to face Amir Khan late this year, which has been the most-mentioned possibility for his next fight, and also believes that Khan is "no threat" to him, in terms of skills.


"I don't think he's a threat at all. Well let me take that back. Like I said with Purdy, anyone who puts on gloves is a threat to me. He's trying to hurt you and take what you have so that's a threat alone but as far as me versus Khan, skill versus skill, he isn't a threat to me at all. He hasn't fought too many guys with skills like mine in his career and I think that will be a factor in this fight," Alexander told BoxingScene Radio.

Alexander (25-1, 14 KO) is coming off of a stoppage win over Lee Purdy on May 18, but also injured his left hand during the fight. Khan (28-3, 19 KO) scraped past Julio Diaz on April 27 in Sheffield, in a 143-pound catchweight bout. Khan sounds more and more like he intends to move up to welterweight, rather than stay at 140.

Both fighters, too, are potential Floyd Mayweather opponents in the near future. If they don't face Floyd in September -- and right now, there is cautious optimism that we'll see Floyd vs Canelo Alvarez -- then a December fight between Alexander and Khan could set up Mayweather's first opponent of 2014 with a quality win.

Who would you pick in this one, Khan or Alexander? Is it too close to call? Does Alexander have the style to exploit Khan's known weaknesses, or is Devon made for Amir?

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