Alexander Pumped To Face Soto Karass in Lion's Den

By Ryan Burton

On August 1st, 2009, Devon Alexander captured his first world title when he stopped Junior Witter in 8 rounds to capture the vacant WBC junior welterweight belt.  The fight took place at the Agua Caliente Casino in Southern California.

To this day that is Alexander's only professional fight on California soil. That changes on June 21st when he faces Los Angeles resident Jesus Soto Karass at the StubHub Center in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson.

"Man, I have nothing but great memories going back there. I just want to get back on a winning streak in California," said Alexander, reflecting back on his title winning performance.

The 27-year-old St. Louis native is fully aware that the majority of the fans will be cheering for his opponent. Alexander said that he plans on putting on a complete performance and hopes to convert some of Soto Karass' fans.

"I know they will be going for him but that's no problem. I can go in the lion's den and grab his fans from him. I can get the same result as the last time when I went to California and go on the same streak," Alexander told in reference to his follow up fight after beating Witter when he knocked out Juan Urango with a highlight reel one punch knockout to unify the WBC and IBF junior welterweight titles.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Aztekkas on 06-12-2014

I got an idea for a card! Andre Ward on the main event with Molina(154 lbs) and Alexander on the undercard! Call it : Snooze Fest: Pillow Fists or Chalk Zone: Drawing Power Nah but seriously this will be a…

Comment by Teetotaler on 06-12-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14656267]Maidana, Berto, Thurman, and Alexader. Those are big fights dog and all former champions! Well Thurman ain't, but he's one of the biggest up and comers in the game! Opposed to someone like GGG fighting the likes of people they…

Comment by martin_1995 on 06-12-2014

alexander is just mediocre... just like sab judath....remember when cotto beat this piece of crap with a week training ...I'm cottos neighbor and we use to get drunk almost every other day. Either cotto is a superstar or judaths was…

Comment by FightJunkie on 06-12-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14656315]No I'm not, I'm acting like he's still getting big fights, even with all his short-comings he's headlining the Staples Center.[/QUOTE] Theyre fighting at StubHub Center and Robert Guerrero is the headliner! DUH!

Comment by FightJunkie on 06-12-2014

[QUOTE=SeekDaGreat;14656197]I don't see how Soto-Karass keeps getting big fights.[/QUOTE] I dont see how Alexander keeps on getting big fights/ TV spots lol

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