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[Photos] Amir Khan vs. Devon Alexander – Opening L.A. Press Conference

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Photo Credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander officially confirmed their December 13 fight yesterday in Los Angeles at the Conga Room. As most know, this fight is a year in the making, as Khan deliberately sat out in hopes of landing a Floyd Mayweather bout last May. That failed tactic sets the narrative for this bout with both Khan and Alexander vying to deliver impressive performances to “earn” a Mayweather showdown in May 2015.

On the undercard, Victor Ortiz will make his latest comeback to the ring since suffering a second round KO loss to Luis Collazo in January.

AMIR KHAN

This fight means a lot to me. At the end of the day it’s going to be a tough fight against an A-class opponent who I really believe I can shine against. This is a big fight for me. I’m one of those fighters that loves a battle and that’s exactly what this fight will be. I really want people to tune in and enjoy the show.

I look at this as a make or break fight for me. I am focused 100 percent on this fight. [Floyd] Mayweather is motivation for me, makes me work harder, but my main goal is to get past this fight. If I win this fight it will take me onto bigger and better things. This is a statement fight for me and if I beat [Devon] Alexander, then I believe I have secured my position in a super fight, but it’s all about winning this fight and looking good.

DEVON ALEXANDER

It’s going to be a huge fight, everyone’s talking about it and everyone knows what it means. This fight can catapult me to the top-level. I’m ready to fight; it’s going to be awesome. Two guys with speed that are both determined not to lose. We have both tasted defeat and don’t want to taste it any longer, so that makes for a great fight.

“We’ve been working exclusively on speed and movement during this training camp. I’m making sure my reflexes are there so I can come off how I want to. It’s all going to come together and it’s going to be an awesome night for me.

“Royal Battle: Khan vs. Alexander,” a 12-round welterweight bout for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico – Live It To Believe It! The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. and will air on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). In the co-main event, Keith Thurman defends his WBA Interim Welterweight World Title against Leonard Bundu, and in the televised opener, Demetrius Andrade defends his WBO Junior Middleweight World Title against Jermell Charlo in a bout promoted in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing and Banner Promotions. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).

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