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I wonder if Sky Sports will still have this show? I'd guess it's unlikely without Brook. Hope BoxNation pick it up if not.IBF beltholder Devon Alexander has been informed that he must face undefeated Canadian Kevin Bizer, a bout Alexander's trainer, Kevin Cunningham, said will take place on the May 18 Showtime-televised co-feature to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
Alexander (24-1, 13 knockouts) was to have fought British welterweight contender Kell Brook (29-0, 19 KOs), who was forced from their matchup due to a right foot injury.
So instead, Alexander, 26, has been advised by the IBF that he must face the next available contender in Bizier (20-0, 14 KOs), a 28-year-old who is coming off an eighth-round knockout of ex-beltholder Nate Campbell in February.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer, the event's promoter, could not be reached for an immediate comment, but Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez confirmed the development.
"We received a letter from the IBF this morning," said Gomez, "and they're ordering us to go to Alexander's next available because he's in a mandatory situation period. So he's got to do his mandatory on May 18."