By Ryan Burton
Devon Alexander's trainer and manager Kevin Cunningham has advised BoxingScene.com that his fighter broke his left hand in the first round of his TKO victory over Lee Purdy last night in Atlantic City.
After the first round it was obvious that something was wrong with Alexander's left hand as he began to use his right hand almost exclusively. Between rounds Cunningham could be heard telling his fighter to at least feint and paw with his left hand to keep his opponent off balance.
In the post fight interview Alexander said that his left hand was hurt but didn't know the extent of the injury. Cunningham said that tomorrow they will find out how long Alexander will be on the shelf.
The tentative plan is for the IBF welterweight champion to face former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan in December. Alexander is also in the running to be Floyd Mayweather's next opponent.
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