Kevin Cunningham, the trainer-advisor to IBF welter champ Devon Alexander, tells NYFightblog that his guy is still in solid contention to fight Floyd Mayweather on May 4.
Alexander, a St. Louis hitter who was slated to meet Brit Kell Brook in Detroit on Feb. 23 before a bicep injury forced a postponement, trended on Twitter when Mayweather tabbed him three days ago as the favorite to get a shot at "Money." Fight fans wondered if "Money" was playing funny, looking to get Robert Guerrero, the original front-runner to get the gig, to take a smaller purse.
The grapevine had Alexander-Brook being reset for Barclays Center on April 27, but Cunningham said his kid is still looking to beat "Money" and pick up a fatter check than he'd get for a Brook battle.
"Floyd says Devon is the frontrunner and last time I checked, "Money" gets what "Money" wants," Cunningham said.
The Danny Garcia-Zab Judah tangle, reset from Feb. 9, because Garcia hurt his ribs a couple weeks ago, is as of now slated to top the April 27 Golden Boy-Barclays card. This being boxing, that could change a couple time before then.