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Devon Alexander Believes He Can Trouble Mayweather

By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Floyd Mayweather again showed why he is the world’s best fighter by thoroughly outclassing one of the sport’s rising prizefighters, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, over twelve rounds.

In front of a raucous crowd inside of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather nullified all of Canelo’s weapons with superior counter-punching, airtight defense, and deft movement.

Two scorecards reading 117-111 and 116-112 oversaw a ridiculous 114-114 tally from judge C.J. Ross, granting Mayweather his 45th victory.

Watching the action from ringside, IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander seemed taken aback by Floyd’s performance.

“Man, he was excellent,” Alexander said. “He was on, man. I expected a harder fight. I knew [Alvarez] was young and inexperienced and he hasn’t fought anybody like Floyd. I didn’t know it was going to be that easy.”

Mayweather has already stated that he will return to the ring this coming May 3 and some of his potential opponents seem to be eyeing the date.

Alexander affirmed his interest in such a fight and revealed the type of ingredients that could give Floyd problems.

“You’ve got to think about it,” said Alexander. “Skills is going to be what gives Floyd problems. If you don’t have skills and [aren’t] fast just like him, you’re not going to beat him. You’ve got to have the smarts just like him, the skills just like him, and the defense just like him.”

Alexander then suggested that a change in styles would present Mayweather with a different kind of test.

“Go back and look at it,” Alexander noted. “He don’t fight too many slick southpaws like me anyways. If he did, it would have been a loss.”

First things first, however, as Alexander is still waiting to see if a Dec. 7 fight with former titlist Amir Khan will come to fruition.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MrClutch85 on 09-17-2013

Alexander can trouble Mayweather with his boxing skills speed footwork hand speed defense the last slick fast fighter he fought was Judah

Comment by ddangerous on 09-17-2013

I doubt it. Probably fold like in the Bradley fight.

Comment by hitmanjosh on 09-17-2013

In fact you have much nerve, want to be fan. I bet you can't beat the girl next door. Alexander have mad skill and would cause problems for Floyd because he is lean with good basic fundamentals and speed. Floyd…

Comment by Biolink on 09-17-2013

IMO Alexander would be tougher than Khan which isn't saying much, but still.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 09-17-2013

[QUOTE=b morph;13756178]Correction: he suffered a very bad cut in a very bad location, practically on the top of the eyelid, it obviously bothered him enough to where he couldn't continue anymore, he could've potentially suffered more damage to where he…

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