Alexander hopes Irvin available for May Shark Fights show, will settle for “Kimbo”

By Steven Marrocco

Light heavyweight Houston Alexander hopes James Irvin gets a recent suspension for performance-enhancing drugs reduced from one year to six months, if only for one selfish reason.

So he can put his hands on “The Sandman.”

But if Irvin (15-8) doesn’t get cleared to fight Alexander (11-6) in May, as the Texas-based Shark Fights is now targeting, “The Assassin” has someone else in mind for his next fight: Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.

“If ‘Kimbo’ is available, I’d love to fight him again,” Alexander told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

This past Wednesday, the California State Athletic Commission suspended Irvin one year and fined him $2,500 by the for the alleged use of animal steroid Epitrenbolone ahead of a submission loss to Jorge Oliveira at Tachi Palace Fights 7. He was scheduled to fight Alexander March 11 at Shark Fights 14 in a rematch of an April 2008 fight in which he earned an eight-second knockout victory.

 

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