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Alexander Talks Matthysse, Wants a Bradley Rematch

By Phil D. Jay

Former WBC and IBF light-welterweight champion Devon Alexander has begun training as he prepares to take on dangerous Argentinean Lucas Martin Matthysse on June 25th at The Family Arena in St. Louis in what he sees as his first step to reclaiming the 140lb title belts he once possessed.

“Training is going great, Alexander told WBN. “ I have just arrived in Colorado and am about go to work.

“I know he (Matthysse) is a hard puncher, but I will make sure it’s nothing for me to worry about. I'm am gonna be ready.”

The 24 year-old was stripped of his IBF belt in the run up the Timothy Bradley fight late last year for not defending against number one contender Kaizer Mabuza and then lost his WBC title to Bradley in January via a controversial points defeat.

Alexander and his corner complained of excessive use of the head by the WBO champion, which saw the bout stopped in the tenth round. The scorecards were then totalled and gave “Desert Storm” a unanimous victory, but the Missouri fighter has vowed to reclaim his belts.

“I would love to rematch with Bradley, he knows it wasn’t my best performance the last time around.

“I doubt if he would take the fight anyway though, but I plan on getting my title back one way or another, starting this year,” added the former champion.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing news for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-04-2011

[QUOTE=choelzle;10478739]Mathysse has slow feet and he's not a pressure fighter so I dont understand where a lot of this is coming from, just bc a guy has a lot of knockouts doesnt mean he is a pressure fighter..no one in…

Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 05-04-2011

[QUOTE=choelzle;10477407]Man Devon is so talented, he lost to Bradley that is alright, he's young and still learning...wait till you see what this kid accomplishes....matthysse is gonna get knocked out...Devon is too much of an animal[/QUOTE] I got a mill Devon…

Comment by choelzle on 05-04-2011

[QUOTE=BoxeoBoriqua;10478225]I think this is a bad match up for Alexander. He's gonna get his ass kicked. And even if he does win, he better do it in exciting fashion in order to get another fight with Tim. That last fight…

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 05-04-2011

I think this is a bad match up for Alexander. He's gonna get his ass kicked. And even if he does win, he better do it in exciting fashion in order to get another fight with Tim. That last fight…

Comment by J Dubb II 330 on 05-04-2011

[QUOTE=Southpawology;10477903]but matthysse will pressure him even more than bradley did...and alexanders pitty pat jab isnt gonna be able to keep lucas at bay.[/QUOTE] effective pressure is the key not just pressure , and Lucas has no where near the ability…

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