IBF Welterweight champion Devon Alexander’s mandatory title defense against Kell Brook has been rescheduled for February 23rd after an ankle injury to Brook according to espn.com’s Dan Rafael.
The fight will take place in Detroit according to Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer
“We’ll have two world title fights, and it could turn out to be three, so if we bring three world title fights, including one with hometown champion ‘K9’ Bundrage, I think we will do darn well there. Detroit is a great fight town,” Schaefer said.
Cornelius “K9” Bundrage (32-4, 19 KOs), who is from Detroit, making his third defense against Ishe Smith (24-5, 11 KOs) of Las Vegas. Schaefer said there would be one other televised fight to be determined.
“Kell sustained an ankle injury that has hampered his training and running work,” said Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn said. “I’m concerned mainly for the traveling U.K. fans, and it’s in no one’s interest for the fight to fall through closer to the time, so I requested a three- to four-week delay to the original date of Jan. 19. This will eradicate the risk and ensure Kell will be 100 percent for the biggest fight of his life.”