Amir Khan to face Devon Alexander in New York?

Amir Khan during a Press Conference at Mercure Sheffield St. Paul's Hotel & Spa on April 25, 2013
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British welterweight Amir Khan is reportedly close to agreeing a deal to fight IBF champion Devon Alexander in New York.

Amir Khan's IBF welterweight title bout with Devon Alexander is unlikely to take place in Dubai, according to reports.

The British boxer's promoters, Golden Boy, had been keen for any potential encounter to occur in the Middle East, but several difficulties have put paid to the fight.

According to the Daily Mail, the match could take place in New York, with the Barclays Center expected to play host to the bout in December.

Victory for Khan could put him in line for a future shot at unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather.

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