Brook vs. Alexander: Is “Special K” ready to take on the World?…

Image: Brook vs. Alexander: Is "Special K" ready to take on the World?...Across the UK anticipation is growing that we could quite possibly have the genuine article after years of waiting. Ricky Hatton, Junior Witter and Amir Khan have all failed to succeed at the very elite level, and now we have a new hope about to enter the world stage – Kell Brook.

Brook has learned his trade the hard way, earning the coveted Lonsdale belt before working his way up the rankings. Unbeaten in 29 fights and rarely troubled Brook appears to be the complete package. He has power, speed, timing and (unlike Khan) a chin, and as proved in the Jones fight the metal to dig deep when required. Unlike some of his British counterparts, Brook has not had a sugar coated career and has been under the radar working hard towards his goal – world honours.

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Alexander vs. Brook: Devon ready to take advantage of Kell’s lack of experience

Image: Alexander vs. Brook: Devon ready to take advantage of Kell's lack of experienceBy Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) will be making his first defense of his IBF strap against his #1 mandatory challenger Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) on January 19th in the United States in a still to be determined venue. Although the 26-year-old Brook has more fights on his resume compared to the 25-year-old Alexander the difference here is that Alexander has much more experience against quality opposition compared to Brook. It’s not even close.

Here are the well known fighters that Alexander has fought:

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Kell Brook: Great one [Alexander] vs. Special one

Image: Kell Brook: Great one [Alexander] vs. Special oneBy Jack Tarpey : So as we all know by now Kell “Special K” Brook, Sheffield’s switch hitter appears to have finally secured his shot at world level, his promoter Hearn has in principal agreed a bout with none other than Devon “The Great” Alexander who is the current IBF welterweight world champion, the bout is scheduled for the 19th of January 13 set to take place in the States.

A win against Devon will certainly propel Kell into the mix of the world elite at welterweight, but in the same time this could throw a huge spanner in the works. If Kell loses to Devon he will also certainly miss out on his much anticipated showdown with Amir Khan, well for the near future at least.

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Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook on 1/19 in U.S

Image: Devon Alexander vs. Kell Brook on 1/19 in U.SBy Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks after all the fuss that Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn made about trying to get IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) to come over to the UK to fight his guy Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KO’s) it doesn’t look as if Hearn is going to get his way, as RingTV is reporting that an agreement has been made for the fight to take place on January 19th in the United States.

What this means of course is that Brook will have little chance of beating Alexander because Alexander is pretty unbeatable in the U.S. Brook will have little chance of winning the fight unless he can score a knockout.

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Kell Brook could fight Jan Zaveck if Devon Alexander vacates IBF title

Image: Kell Brook could fight Jan Zaveck if Devon Alexander vacates IBF titleBy Scott Gilfoid: If Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is able to win a purse bid with Golden Boy Promotions, we could see a possible scenario where IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander chooses to vacate his title rather than taking the chance of going over to the UK and winding up losing his strap by a controversial decision.

Although Alexander is saying that he has no intention of giving up his IBF title this could change if he’s forced to fight Brook in the UK in front of 12,000 screaming Brits. I think Alexander is the better fighter of the two, but I question whether he can win a decision over Brook in the UK.

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Hearn: Devon Alexander will have no choice but to fight Brook in the UK if I win purse bids

Image: Hearn: Devon Alexander will have no choice but to fight Brook in the UK if I win purse bidsBy Scot Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is counting on being able to win a purse bid to get IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander over to the UK to fight his fighter #1 IBF mandatory challenger Kell Brook in early 2013. Hearn envisions packing a 12,000 seat stadium in England for a Brook vs. Alexander fight. However, for this to happen Hearn is going to need mighty deep pockets to beat out Alexander’s promotional company Golden Boy Promotions for the purse bid to determine where the fight will take place.

Hearn said to Sky Sports News “If I win the purse bids then Alexander has no choice but to come and fight in England or vacate the title. I know we can easily fill the 12,000 Sheffield Arena and we also have significant domestic and international TV backing.”

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Kell Brook likely to have to fight Devon Alexander in Saint Louis, not the UK

Image: Kell Brook likely to have to fight Devon Alexander in Saint Louis, not the UKBy Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn is hoping that IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) will either agree to fight Brook in the UK or simply vacate his title altogether in order for Brook to get his way. However, the word is Alexander has no intention of vacating the IBF strap, and it’s still unclear whether he’ll fight Brook next or make him wait while Alexander looks for a much more lucrative fight for his first defense of his International Boxing Federation title.

One thing is clear, though, and that’s when Alexander does get around to defending his title agaisnt Brook, it sure isn’t going to be taking place in the UK. That’s not going to happen, and I doubt that Hearn will be able to out-bid Alexander’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions in order to get the fight in the UK.

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