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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…

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