Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Cunningham: Alexander Broke Left Hand in First Round

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.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PRchamp on 05-19-2013

I bet Devon Alexander's left hand will heal immediately if Mayweather wants to fight him tomorrow. Alexander is slick, he beat a old ass one dimentional Randall Bailey to win a weak IBF 147 title. These fighters I tell you…

Comment by box yo head off on 05-19-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13392940]Fools and money are easily parted...Anyone who spends $70 to watch a hyped #2 khan, a boring b- level fighter in devon, or a fought nobody thurman should just give up on the sport. Those are free stream or go…

Comment by turnedup on 05-19-2013

[QUOTE=turkas;13393019]Kell Brook? Jesuse Christ, you were going on this rant about people deserving to be worthy of a fight with Floyd and you name a guy who has only fought bums? HAHAHAHA Remember the question was who is worthy if…

Comment by 4Corners on 05-19-2013

Mayweather isn't fighting Devon Alexander next. Alexander-Khan will happen in December. I have a hard believing if Devon broke his hand that he would fight less than 4 months from now anyway.

Comment by turkas on 05-19-2013

[QUOTE=turnedup;13392974]I gave you names and those fights being lined up aren't signed yet..and they all have the same damned handlers. Kell Brook is higher rated than Devon if that gives you any indication of how much I think Devon deserves…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (37)
Top Headlines Arum: Murata Will Be On Pound-For-Pound Lists By End of 2018 Schaefer Says Ringstar is Ahead of The Golden Boy Curve in Year 1 Anthony Joshua: 'Desperate' Wilder Needs Our Fight More Than Me Photos: Heather Hardy Stopped in a Bloodbath on Bellator Card Photos: Joe Joyce, Michael Page Debut - Stop Opponents To Win Ricky Hatton Believes Burnett vs. Zhakiyanov is 50-50 Fight James Metcalf: After Damon Jones, I'm Ready For Anyone Coldwell Explains: Amir Khan's Career is Going Down The Toilet! Hatton Says Claims of Wild Lifestyle During Career Were Overblown Jermell Charlo: I Want Any Champion Next - Canelo, Golovkin Too Isaac Zarate, Christian Esquivel Ends in Technical Draw Sakio Bika, Tim Tszyu Pumped For Their Bouts in Sydney Miguel Montano Gets Revenge, Decisions Carlos Ruiz Over Ten Is Thurman The Forgotten Man On The Pound For Pound List? Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Next Year, But Might Not Happen Next Heather Hardy a Bloody Mess, Gets Stopped in MMA Bout Photo: Karim Mayfield vs. Miguel Dumas - Official Weights David Haye Wants Joe Joyce vs. Sam Sexton For British Title Next Kautondokwa Headlines Card in Windhoek, Namibia Jaron Ennis, Adam Daranyi Pick Up Knockout Wins in Virginia Miguel Cotto vs. Sadam Ali Lands on BoxNation Joshua: Wilder Needs to Stop Crying, Feeling Sorry for Himself Toka Kahn-Clary Stops David Berna in Two Rounds Photos: Gassiev, Wlodarczyk - On Weight, Ready For WBSS Battle Joe Joyce Makes Pro Debut, Stops Ian Lewison in Eight Round Luis Ortiz Suspended By WBA, No Longer Mandatory To Joshua Photos: Corrales Very Overweight: Machado, Andrade, Fox Ready Photos: Pedro Campa vs. Carlos Jimenez - Official Weights Golovkin's Coach To Charlo: You KO'd a Cripple, Wait Your Turn! Photos: Braekhus Prepared For Lauren Kiss Attempt at Weigh-In Isaac Zarate Will Aim To Impress Against Christian Esquivel Rob Brant: I'm Confident I'll Win Entire World Boxing Super Series Barrett: When I get in the ring I turn from a goldfish into a shark! Photos: Ryan Burnett, Zhanat Zhakiyanov - Ready For Unification David Benavidez on What He Learned From Gennady Golovkin Schaefer: Dorticos-Gassiev One of Boxing's Most Exciting Fights Demetrius Andrade: Fox Was The Only Guy Willing To Fight Me! Lara Sounds Off: Lubin Was a Child! I'll Beat Charlo! I'll Beat Hurd! Haye Says He Needs To Curb 'Control Freak' Behavior as Promoter N'Dam: 1000% Confident I'll Beat Murata - He Won't Touch Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement