Alexander: I Would Rematch Matthysse at 147, Win Again

By Ryan Burton

IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander won a close split decision over Lucas Matthysse in June, 2011. Some observers felt that the Argentine sensation deserved to get the nod on the scorecards. On a recent edition of BoxingScene Radio, Alexander said that he had no problem with facing Matthysse again. 

That fight was Alexander's last fight as a junior welterweight. He was knocked down in the 4th round and attributed part of his struggles in the fight to the difficulty of making the 140 pound weight limit for the fight. 

"I would definitely love to fight Matthysse again, at a comfortable weight. People look at Matthysse and say that he has a perfect record but technically and logically he lost twice to me and Zab. It would be the same (final) result if we fight again but at 147 pounds. That fight was the hardest fight for me to make weight so it would definitely be a different outcome if I was fighting comfortably at 147. A lot of people ask me (about a Matthysse rematch) and I would definitely fight him again," Alexander stated.

The 26-year-old said that Matthysse is the hardest puncher he has faced in his career which is saying a lot being that he has faced many noted sluggers such as Marcos Maidana, and Randall Bailey.  He said that the key to beating a strong puncher is to not get caught up thinking too much about their power.

"I must say that Matthysse is the hardest puncher I have been in the ring with. I think a lot of it was the weight (issues) but never the less he hits the hardest.  It was mostly the body shots, not so much the headshots. He hit me with some hard body shots.

"People pump his power up and that's all they think about. You can't think about that when you step in the ring. I fought Matthysse, Maidana and Bailey and that's what I did, I didn't think about (the power) in the fights."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Frank Ducketts on 05-24-2013

We know Al, but Matthysse won't fight you or Maidana.

Comment by P-4-P-King on 05-24-2013

hopefully he would trade with Mathysse like he did with that dude on saturday. he would go down so quick .

Comment by SoulByThePound on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=Jaliscoguey13;13408198]Did you just say Broner is a boxer? hahahahahah Deleon boxed circles around Broner and got robbed. Ever since then he hasnt fought anyone that can move around the ring.[/QUOTE] wait a sec when its boxers you like its called…

Comment by shenmue on 05-23-2013

I actually feel sorry for anybody that thinks devon won, even with out the KD Lucas won 6-4 in rounds. The only way you score this fight for Devon if you are biased towards Devon or you hate Lucas, maybe…

Comment by Jaliscoguey13 on 05-23-2013

[QUOTE=Ericd314;13406172]It's amazing how the boxers who can't box but just can go toe to toe and brawl get all the love BUT. The actual boxers who can box get *****+ed on. Brawlers = Pacquiao, Rios, Matthysse, Maidana, Boxers = Mayweather,…

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