The clash with Brook will be Alexander’s first defence of his IBF crown.
The proposed bout between Brook and Alexander has been cancelled twice due to each man succumbing to training injuries, but now ‘The Special One’ from Sheffield and number one-rated contender is eagerly anticipating the encounter.
“It’s been a frustrating wait for the fight to be on, but now I’m ready to get in there on May 18 and bring that title home,” said Brook.
“We’ve both had to pull out through injury so we are both hungry for the fight, but I believe I will prove I’ve got a bigger appetite for the battle and that I’ll be too good for him.”
St Louis native Alexander (24-1, 13 KO’s) has already won world titles in two divisions despite being only 26. He is the former IBF and WBC world light welterweight title holder with wins over Lucas Matthysse, Juan Urango and Junior Witter.
In 2012, ‘The Great’ made his move to welterweight and defeated world champions Marcos Maidana and Randall Bailey, picking up the IBF title.
Also on May 18, IBF light welterweight World Champion Lamont Peterson will face WBC Interim light welterweight world champion Matthysse.
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