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Alexander vs Matthysse Heads To The Family Arena

By Ryan Burton
 
BoxingScene.com has been advised that the Devon Alexander-Lucas Matthysse "Redemption" fight is officially set. Devon Alexander's first step towards redemption will take place at The Family Arena which is located 20 miles from downtown St. Louis.  This will be the former IBF/WBC junior welterweight champion's first fight since a technical decision loss to Tim Bradley in January. Alexander was unable to finish the fight after suffering multiple headbutts.

Alexander-Matthysse takes place on June 25th and will be broadcast on HBO. Matthysse last appeared on the premium network when he lost a split decision to Zab Judah last November.  Harold Lederman, the official ringside scorer for HBO, had Matthysse winning that fight 114-113.  After that loss, Matthysse faced former world champion DeMarcus Corley and knocked him down 8 times before scoring a TKO victory.
 
St. Louis is known as a great fight town and all 11,500 seats at The Family Arena are expected to be filled. Alexander drew 10,000 fans to his last fight in St. Louis when he defeated Andriy Kotelnik via unanimous decision.
 
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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 04-19-2011

[QUOTE=chiguy91;10402552]11,500 seats? good luck trying to fill them. hope matthysse gets the W.[/QUOTE] St. Louis has a track record of showing up for Devon's fights.

Comment by MarcianoFan on 04-19-2011

[QUOTE=choelzle;10402898]This is a tune up fight. . .all alexander does is seek out the best and fight them. . .the bradley fight was a masterpiece because every single landed punch was earned by technique and execution. . .Why is amir…

Comment by armyof0ne on 04-19-2011

wow boxing scene way to have late breaking news that people have known about for over a week. FAIL.

Comment by choelzle on 04-19-2011

[QUOTE=Young Money;10402602]I got Alexander losing this. He should of taken a tune up to build his confidence. Looked bad against Kotelnik and the Bradley fight was a dud.[/QUOTE] This is a tune up fight. . .all alexander does is seek…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-19-2011

[QUOTE=J Dubb II 330;10402707]Alexander rolls this dude, Devon is another level of fighter. Got a mill on it[/QUOTE] hmmm, assuming that " [I]rolls[/I] " means ko, tko, or wide ud..... that would mean that I win if the result is…

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