This past week, Golden Boy Promotions officially announced the Feb. 25 welterweight clash between Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana, which takes place at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo.
“I’m extremely excited to make my welterweight debut in such a big fight,” said Alexander.Â “Maidana is one of the best fighters in the game right now and I believe that if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.Â Come February 25, I win this fight convincingly.”
Both fighters are moving up in weight in search of bigger fights but they’ll need to get through each other first.
“I’m excited to be preparing myself to fight back in the United States against an elite opponent like Alexander on Feb. 25,” said Maidana.Â “It’s a great opportunity to prove myself and I won’t let it go.Â I know it’s a tough fight, but I love big challenges, especially in a new weight division.Â As always, I promise all the fans another war in the ring.”
The card will also include a junior lightweight title bout between WBO beltholder Adrien Broner and Eloy Perez.
“Get ready to come to swag class, because I’m taking Eloy Perez to school on February 25,” said Broner.Â “I’m going to treat this fight just like the last 22.Â I will train like it’s the last fight of my life and will come out victorious.”
“I’m looking forward to fighting Adrien Broner on February 25 and to hearing the words “AND THE NEW…,” said Perez.Â Â ”Golden Boy PromotionsÂ gave me the opportunity to work with them two years ago and they have groomed me for this moment and I will notÂ disappoint them.”
Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25,Â have now gone on sale via the Scottrade Center box office and Ticketmaster.