Devon Alexander Speaker Profile
Former WBC Light Welterweight Champion
Devon Alexander Biography
Devon Alexander was born February 10, 1987 and is aprofessional American boxer. Nicknamed "Alexander the Great," he isthe current WBC and IBF Light Welterweight champion.
At age 17, Alexander made his professional debut, defeating Vincent Torres byfirst round technical knockout in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. He wasvictorious in his second pro fight against Karl Hunter before on February 5,2005, Alexander defeated Donovan Castaneda by unanimous decision in front of22,370 spectators, the second-largest crowd in history to witness a boxingevent in an indoor arena at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri.Alexander-s mentor, Cory Spinks, headlined the card opposing Zab Judah.
Alexander won his next five fights before on July 8, 2006,at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Alexander defeated TylerZiolkowski by first round technical knockout to win the WBC Youth welterweighttitle, but was himself knocked down himself once in the fight.
On January 6, 2007, Alexander defeated Maximinio Cuevas byfourth round technical knockout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino inHollywood, Florida. In his next fight, Alexander fought Scott Ball on March 2,2007, at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Belterra, Indiana. Alexanderwas down in the second round himself but broke Ball's jaw in round six anddropped him twice in round seven en route to a technical knockout victory.
He won his next two fights against Marcus Luck and CoryPeterson before he went up against former WBO junior welterweight championDeMarcus Corley on January 19, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.Alexander easily defeated Corley by unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBCContinental Americas junior welterweight title.
On August 1, 2009, Alexander defeated Junior Witter byeighth round due to RTD 8 to claim the vacant WBC light welterweightchampionship. Witter gave up on his stool claiming that that he had re-injuredhis left hand. Alexander was hurt by a right hand in round 2, All three judgeshad Alexander ahead at the time of the stoppage 79-73, 79-73, 80-72.
Alexander was next scheduled to face two-time champion JuanUrango of Colombia in a title unification bout. The 6 March 2010 bout was heldat the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut and was televised on HBO's"Boxing After Dark" telecast. To train for the fight, Alexander useda Las Vegas house lent by promoter Don King as training base. Devon Alexanderdefeated Juan Urango by TKO in round 8. Alexander threw an uppercut whichdropped Urango. Urango made the count but Alexander resumed his attack andthrew a hook to Urango's temple which again dropped him. Urango stood up butwas clearly dazed, resulting in a stoppage by the referee. Urango, who sufferedhis first KO defeat, called out Timothy Bradley after the fight, but a fightwas never made because Bradley just moved up to welterweight.
In his next fight he faced Andreas Kotelnik, the former WBALight Welterweight champion, in his hometown of St. Louis Missouri on 7 Augustin front of members of the St. Louis Rams, Evander Holyfield and FloydMayweather. Alexander won the fight by a very controversial unanimous decisionwith all judges scoring the fight 116-112. In my opinion, anyone who thinksalexander won this fight fairly is blind.
Alexander's next fight is scheduled for January 29, 2011against Timothy Bradley.
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