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Devon Alexander on Mayweather's Win, Pacquiao, More

By Chris Robinson

At the post-fight press conference following Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Miguel Cotto, fans and insiders alike were buzzing over the excellent action that had taken place. Over twelve tense and tactical rounds, Mayweather pulled out a twelve-round unanimous decision but Cotto applied serious pressure throughout and the scores seemed much closer than the 118-110 and the two 117-111 cards that were read.

Speaking to welterweight contender and former junior welterweight champion Devon Alexander, the St. Louis native admitted that the fight was far tougher than he expected.

“Floyd got hit way more than I thought he would but I thought he pulled it out,” Alexander would state, opening up our brief dialogue.

Mayweather started to trickle blood around the eighth round and again, it was something completely new for Alexander to take in.

“Man, I never saw that,” Alexander said of Mayweather’s bloodied nose. “But he’s getting older and of course you’re going to get hit more. Of course your reflexes are going to slip. But he still looked good. Cotto got some good shots in but you could tell at the end of the fight who was doing the most damage.”

Asked what he would like to see next from Floyd, Alexander agreed with the consensus as he pointed to a date with Filipino star Manny Pacquiao.

After Mayweather’s September knockout over Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander was adamant about how easily Mayweather would defeat Pacquiao, but after this evening’s performance, his stance has seemed to change.

“Gotta be the Pacquiao fight. Everybody wants the Pacquiao fight. After seeing tonight, it’s going to be interesting. I’m always going to root for Floyd but it’s going to be real interesting.”

MAYWEATHER-COTTO SLIDESHOWS - Click the links for more images

A ringside view of the Mayweather-Cotto duel - Go ringside for the grueling battle between Mayweather and Cotto

Behind the scenes at the Mayweather-Cotto weigh-in - Candid images of Floyd, Cotto, Zab Judah, Roger Mayweather, Andre Ward, Paulie Malignaggi, Harold Lederman, Celestino Caballero, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., and several others

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MidBoss on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12085969]Lets just put it like this. Floyd caught a bloody nose and some lumps from a fight with Cotto which hasn't been seen in a long time but in regards to Pacquiao, lets see.... Pac has gotten his ear drum…

Comment by Clint650 on 05-06-2012

[QUOTE=komandante;12086071]Mayweather fears Pacquiao as simple as that, he priced his way out of the fight. Fight Pacquiao:gay:[/QUOTE] Pac walked away from fighting him two years ago because of some stupid drug tests. didnt call his bluff, instead he sews him.…

Comment by Clint650 on 05-06-2012

154. 10 oz gloves. Pac is getting knocked out @ 147 with 8 oz gloves when they finally meet. Bradley might beat Pac first though and we may never see it.

Comment by deanrw on 05-06-2012

See I do not see it this way. I'm a huge fan of pac, but him being a little shorter and having shorter arms than even Cotto will make a fight with Floyd an uphill battle. Floyd is tough and…

Comment by Dale Cardon on 05-06-2012

Before this floyd/cotto fight, I was leaning towards floyd if pac/floyd happens. I however, saw something in this fight that made me rethink my preference. The more reason that the fight should happened. It will be interesting to watch the…

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