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Devon Alexander Feels Berto vs Ortiz is a 50-50 Fight

By Ryan Burton
 
BoxingScene.com recently caught up with former unified junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander "The Great".  Alexander makes his ring return in February when he faces Argentinean slugger Marcos Maidana.
 
Victor Ortiz and Andre Berto are both potential future opponents for the St. Louis native.  They square off in a rematch of their April barn burner on February 11th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
 
Alexander views the rematch as a 50-50 fight.  He said that both fighters have a good of leaving the ring with their hand raised and said that Berto's ability to take Ortiz's punches will be a key to the fight.
 
"That (fight) is a toss up," stated Alexander. "That could be a mistake by Victor Ortiz for doubling back. If Berto can withstand the punches he will have a good chance. If Victor is still in his head he will lose," Alexander continued.
 
The next time Alexander steps in the ring will be his first fight in the welterweight division.  He has received criticism for recent wins over Andriy Kotelnik and Lucas Matthysse.  Some fans felt that Alexander was the beneficiary of hometown decisions in both of those fights.  Alexander wants to prove the critics wrong and told Boxingscene.com that he has no problems giving either fighter a rematch.
 
"I would rematch any of them guys. I just listen to my manager and trainer. I will fight anybody. Whoever they put in front me of is the guy I want to fight.  I don't duck any fighters," said Alexander.
 
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