Devon Alexander
Devon Alexander will fight Kell Brook on May 18 in Atlantic City. [Twitter]

Devon Alexander has suggested that he could be the next fighter handed the opportunity to face Floyd Mayweather while discussing his upcoming fight against Kell Brook.

A bicep injury forced the bout with the undefeated Brit to be rescheduled and at one point it looked as though the fight would fall through when Mayweather tweeted that he was in discussions to fight Alexander.

However, it was later announced that Robert Guerrero would be Mayweather's opponent on May 4 and that Alexander would instead be fighting Brook on May 18 in Atlantic City.

While promoting that fight, Alexander hinted that he may be the next in line for a shot at Mayweather who recently signed a six-fight deal with American broadcaster Showtime.

"I'm not going to speak too much about the Floyd fight, but I'll tell you this, big things are coming for me after I brutalise Kell in May," Alexander told Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old has lost just once, to Timothy Bradley, and is a two weight world champion having won the IBF welterweight title in his last contest against Randall Bailey.

Should he retain his title against Brook then there could be the possibility of a unification bout as Mayweather will be crowned the WBC champion if he defeats Guerrero in Las Vegas.

Before Alexander can even think about the possibility of a huge payday against Mayweather, he must come through his fight with Brook. The Sheffield-born fighter is incredibly confident of winning his first world title but is considered an underdog by many in America.

While he established himself as a huge drawer in England he has yet to face a world level operator and Alexander is confident that he will easily emerge victorious.

"I'm excited that the fight is back on, although the fight was never off as I just had an injury and had to postpone the fight," added Alexander.

"I have looked at enough Brook fights to see what I need to see and I'm not missing anything as he is a basic fighter. I haven't seen one fight that I was impressed with because he hasn't fought anyone of a high calibre.

"I haven't heard anyone from the US going for Kell, but if they are, they are just people who don't like me and want to see me lose. How can you go for Kell when 95 per cent of people in boxing don't even know who he is."