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Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
When: Sunday December 13, (coverage starts at 2am)
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Devon Alexander and Amir Khan face off in Las Vegas on Saturday night with the winner eyeing huge fights in 2015 in a welterweight division packed with talent.
Khan has made no secret of his desire to face Floyd Mayweather, but Alexander has warned him this week not to overlook him and start looking ahead to next year already.
Both men have suffered crushing defeats in recent times and are in the process of building themselves back up to the top, and so this fight is massively significant for both in terms of their future prospects.
While Khan is considered faster, stronger and arguably the better technical boxer, his American rival is a real test and although he possibly doesn’t possess the power to knock him out, he will cause him problems at times.
Khan (29-3, 19 KO) has won three in a row since being stopped by Danny Garcia in 2012 while Alexander (26-2 14 KO) lost a unanimous decision and his IBF title to Shawn Porter in 2013.
With both men still young and skilled fighters, it makes for a fascinating fight despite there not being a major title on the line.
Keith Thurman features on the undercard as he faces Leonard Bundu while Timothy Bradley is also in action in Vegas this weekend, but Khan and Alexander have top billing and they won’t disappoint.
Neither man is considered a strong puncher at welterweight but they do possess fast hands. Alexander will look to use his footwork and get within range and engage with Khan, and much like Garcia and Lamont Peterson before him, he will hope to test Khan’s chin and try to put the pressure on him.
The British star is considered a strong favourite to win the bout, but it remains to be seen as to whether or not he can step up in class again and deliver an impressive and eye-catching performance.
Coverage of fight night from Vegas starts at 2am, with Khan expected to take to the ring at around 3:30am.