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 Last update:  2/24/2011       Read more by David Rosenberg         
   
Alexander-Matthysse: Zab Says a Mistake For Devon
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By David Rosenberg

During a recent interview, former two time champion Zab Judah on variety of topics including a possible clash between former WBC/IBF junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander And Lucas Matthysse.

In November Judah tasted the canvas in a very competitive fight in which the  former champion won a split decision versus the Argentina native. 

Boxingscene's Ryan Burton recently conducted an interview with Alexander's manager Kevin Cunningham and Mathysse's trainer Gabriel Sarmiento who both said they like the idea of a showdown between their fighters.

Judah, who has been in the ring with the likes of Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather told fighthype.com's Ben Thompson - "Like I keep telling people, Lucas Matthysse was one of the hardest punchers that I ever fought in my life."

The Brooklyn native feels that Matthysse will be a tough matchup for Alexander.  He also feels that after a couple more fights that Matthysse will make a name for himself in the U.S. 

"Now Devon's going to take him on? I mean, Devon's a good, quick fighter, but after the showing he put on with Bradley, I don't know. One thing Matthysse is going to do, he's a hard puncher and he's going to bring it. Hopefully we'll see something big come out of it. Keep watching Matthysse, you'll see. After a couple of fights, then people will start saying, 'Okay, we gotta give Zab his credit because Zab did beat him.'"

Tags: Devon Alexander , Lucas Matthysse , Zab Judah , Alexander-Matthysse , Alexander vs Matthysse



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comment by studentofthegam, on 02-26-2011
[QUOTE=ThePhantom5][QUOTE=studentofthegam]Alexander is on the way out barring a major boxing makeover. Matthessy will probably knock him out. Zabs right, he's in trouble[QUOTE/] Alexander had one loss and one questionable win vs. two very good fighters. He's never been down or hurt and he...

comment by Evil Abed, on 02-26-2011
[QUOTE=daggum][QUOTE=ThePhantom5] he was dropped cleanly by journeyman jesus rodrigues. don't listen to his never been down spiel.[/QUOTE] He was off balance and though it should have been called a knockdown it was ruled a slip. He was not hurt. My point still stands.

comment by daggum, on 02-26-2011
[QUOTE=ThePhantom5][QUOTE=studentofthegam]Alexander is on the way out barring a major boxing makeover. Matthessy will probably knock him out. Zabs right, he's in trouble Alexander had one loss and one questionable win vs. two very good fighters. He's never been down or hurt and hes 23. I th...

comment by Evil Abed, on 02-26-2011
[QUOTE=MRBOOMER]mattyse by ud or stoppage he does good body work and if you look at bradley vs alexander he took some body shots that made him slow yeah he'll get stopped on that alone[/QUOTE] You assume that Judah is on the same level as Alexander. He's a much fresher fighter. Alexande...

comment by MRBOOMER, on 02-26-2011
mattyse by ud or stoppage he does good body work and if you look at bradley vs alexander he took some body shots that made him slow yeah he'll get stopped on that alone

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