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Lee Purdy to face Devon Alexander

Updated: April 20, 2013, 12:21 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Welterweight titlist Devon Alexander, in search of a new opponent after mandatory challenger Kell Brook dropped out of their fight on Monday because of a stress fracture in his right foot, got a new opponent on Friday in Lee Purdy, one of Brook's stablemates at Matchroom Sport.

Alexander was scheduled to make his first title defense against England's Brook on May 18 in Atlantic City, N.J., in the Showtime-televised co-feature to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse welterweight fight. But ...

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