World-rated welterweight Ed "The Lion" Paredes (32-3-1, 21 KOs) is ready, willing and able to replace injured Kell Brook on May 18 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, as the new challenger for International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Devon "The Great" Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs).
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Rated No. 14 in the world by the IBF, Paredes is also ranked No. 3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC) and World Boxing Association (WBA), as well as No. 12 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
Paredes, fighting out of Hollywood (FL), is riding a 10-fight win streak. He has won 11 of his last 12 fights with one draw, since suffering his last loss four years ago to Carlos Molina by 10-round decision. Paredes' last fight was a victory by 10-round decision over veteran Hector Munoz last November in Sunrise, Florida.
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