Amir Khan to fight Alexander in December

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Amir Khan has sealed a deal to fight IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander in Dubai this December.

If Khan beats his opponent and becomes a three-time world champion, he looks set to take on Floyd Mayweather in a mega-million pound super-fight next spring.

His US promoter, Richard Schaefer, announced Khan's plans during his wedding in New York this weekend.

"Amir needs one fight at welterweight, along with a title, to set up the match with Floyd," he told the Daily Mail. "He is getting that chance against Devon, who has agreed the fight. We will be finalising and signing the contracts in the next couple of weeks."

Showtime, an American cable TV network, are reportedly setting up a $200m plus six-fight deal for Mayweather and are giving Khan the green light to be his opponent.

Suffering consecutive defeats to Lamont Peterson and Danny Garcia cost Khan previous titles but he'll be looking to complete a remarkable comeback.

The 26-year old has since managed to get his career on track with back-to-back wins, including the thriller against Julio Diaz in April.

His marriage, honeymoon and the religious event 'Ramadan' has delayed his next fight until December, when Khan will be looking to complete his third consecutive victory.

Devon Alexander successfully defended his IBF welterweight title with victory over Englishman Lee Purdy, despite breaking his hand early on.

However, Khan is confident ahead of their fight at the end of the year.

"I am sure I can beat Alexander," he said. "He is a very good boxer and worthy champion but my speed will overcome his clever, difficult, slippery style."

Dubai is yet to host a boxing event and this fight will the first in the Arabian desert. Many consider Khan, a muslim, to be the ideal man to make prize-fighting big in Dubai.

It first attempted to host a major fight three years ago but their proposal for a Mike Tyson one-off comeback failed.


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