IBF welterweight Devon Alexander pulled out of his scheduled February 23 fight against mandatory challenger Kell Brook on Monday, citing a biceps injury. Now it looks like Alexander-Brook is on the backburner as Alexander is now now close to a May 4 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, according to Floyd himself. It was expected that Mayweather would face either Robert Guerrero or Canelo Alvarez, so it’s possible Alexander is being used as a bargaining chip. We’ll see.
The negotiations for my fight are almost done. The front runner is IBF Champion Devon Alexander. It’d be a unification bout at welterweight.
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 6, 2013