Advertisement
Advertisement

Alexander Had Flashbacks of Bradley Loss in Split Win

Former light-welterweight champion Devon Alexander overcame a knockdown to beat Lucas Matthysse on his comeback in Missouri. The 24-year-old, who lost a unification fight with Timothy Bradley earlier this year, edged a split decision against the tough Argentine with two judges scoring the 10-rounder 96-93 - one for each fighter - with the third handing victory to Alexander 95-94.

It was an even contest until Alexander's fourth round flash knockdown, when he walked into a left hook that briefly put him down. When the fight became difficult and Matthysse was coming on, Alexander had flashbacks of his January loss to Bradley, and it motivated him to fight Matthysse even harder.

"He was a rough and tough fighter," said Alexander, whose fight against Bradley was stopped in the 10th round when he couldn't see from a cut. "I made a conscious decision to bring the fight out in me, because people had their doubts. The knockdown was a flash knockdown. After that I had to pull it out of myself to win the fight. I had flashbacks from my last fight and I wasn't going to lose two fights in a row."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rian016 on 06-27-2011

He wasn't gonna lose 2 in a row anyway because of Don King's paid off judges

Comment by cottofan2 on 06-27-2011

[QUOTE=BoxeoBoriqua;10750928]if anyone scored it 5 rds a piece, he would have lost cuz of the kd. if u had alexander winning 6 rds to 4, it would have been a draw. so can anyone honestly tell me that devon alexander…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-27-2011

[QUOTE=AddiX;10750957]Give the man some respect, [B]he fought through it[/B]. 99% of people who first jump in the ring never come back, this sport is no joke. [B]He can still learn from his experiences [/B]and get better.[/QUOTE] I am not that…

Comment by AddiX on 06-26-2011

Give the man some respect, he fought through it. 99% of people who first jump in the ring never come back, this sport is no joke. He can still learn from his experiences and get better.

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 06-26-2011

if anyone scored it 5 rds a piece, he would have lost cuz of the kd. if u had alexander winning 6 rds to 4, it would have been a draw. so can anyone honestly tell me that devon alexander…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Video: Anthony Crolla Ready For Barroso Showdown WBC Prez: Mayweather is Champion Emeritus Like Klitschko Was Lemieux: I Still Believe That I Can Beat Gennady Golovkin Zolani Tete is Upset By Withdrawal of Zhanat Zhakiyanov WBC: If Khan Wins, He Can Choose Golovkin at 160 or Garcia at 147 Kermit Cintron Ready For Battle With Eduardo Flores Photos: Canelo vs. Khan Undercard Open Workouts Photos: Anthony Crolla, Ismael Barroso Go Face To Face Deontay Wilder Possibility Helped Draw Joshua To Showtime Broner: I Showed More In Maidana Loss Than In My Wins Khan: Look at Kell Brook's Last 10 Foes, Is It Worth Fighting Him? Jason Quigley: For Me - It's Live Fast and Die a Legend Hearn: I Made Derry Mathews Offer For Dodd on Bellew-Makabu Pulev vs. Chisora Provides Heavyweight Punch To AWE Doubleheader Canelo: While I'm at 155-Pounds, I'm Not Facing Anyone at 160 Hamed Backs Carl Frampton To Overcome Leo Santa Cruz British Boxing Update: Nick Blackwell, Ryan Fields, Welborn Hatton Warns Khan: Canelo Puts on Huge Amount of Weight Ismael Barroso - Never Too Late to Arrive Video: Hopkins Sounds Off on State of Boxing, Mayweather, More Video: Canelo Slams Gennady Golovkin, Talks Khan Clash De La Hoya: To Those Who Know Boxing - Khan is HUGE Favorite Video: Bernard Hopkins Details The Need For Golovkin vs. Kovalev Amir Khan Will Not Rule Out Fighting Gennady Golovkin Next WBC President Outlines Canelo/Golovkin/Khan Title Resolution De La Hoya on Khan: I'm Actually Nervous For Canelo Video: Canelo vs. Khan Final Press Conference De La Hoya: I Won't Vote Trump, He Cheated Me in Golf Video: Bernard Hopkins Tells Golovkin To Follow His Lead Jose Benavidez-Francisco Santana in Play For Crawford-Postol Khan: If Trump Wins, Might Be Last Fight For Me, Canelo at MGM Photos: Canelo, Khan Face To Face at Final Presser Breazeale Warns Joshua: Prepare For War, I'll Be Guns Blazing Broner Describes Troubles Making Weight For Theophane Fight Canelo To Golovkin: Earn Your Shot, Work Your Way Up! Joshua: “Showtime is three or four years ahead of the game” Hopkins: No Excuses, Golovkin Should Fight Kovalev! Joshua To Breazeale: Back Up Talk, Don't Be Like Other Americans Adrien Broner Voting for Trump: He’ll Lower My Taxes Hughie Fury Set To Return on Fury-Klitschko Rematch Bill, July 9
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement