Alexander: Purdy in The Wrong Place at The Wrong Time

By Edward Chaykovsky

IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (24-1, 13KOs) plans to make a statement when he takes on Lee Purdy (20-3-1, 13KOs) on Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Purdy is a late replacement for the previous mandatory challenger Kell Brook, who withdrew with an injury. Alexander-Brook had been postponed three times. Purdy aims to make the most of his championship opportunity and Alexander is prepared to do everything in his power to stop him.

"I know he's a tough cookie who is coming to take my belt. I'm 100% ready and 100% prepared for him. I think I am talented enough to adjust to any situation, any style in front of me. Lee Purdy is in the wrong place at the wrong time," Alexander said.

Alexander-Purdy is the Showtime televised co-feature to Lucas Matthysse vs. Lamont Peterson.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turkas on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=PBP;13369084][QUOTE=MASTER1454;13369062] Losing to Bradley and even Matthysse is nothing to be ashamed of. He arguably pitched a shutout against Maidana and fought Randall Bailey the way your supposed to fight Randall Bailey. There is really no reason to give up…

Comment by -PBP- on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;13369062][QUOTE=turkas;13366081]I am with you man! Devon is going to look great and put on a great performance that ends with him knocking Purdy out. WAR ALEXANDER! More power to you. Key word is could. Devon has talent, but....I just can't......…

Comment by MASTER1454 on 05-14-2013

[QUOTE=turkas;13366081]I am with you man! Devon is going to look great and put on a great performance that ends with him knocking Purdy out. WAR ALEXANDER! [QUOTE=MASTER1454;13365271]The problem is why are you still defending him? /QUOTE] Because unlike what most…

Comment by D-MiZe on 05-14-2013

Alexander doesn't need to be aggressive, he could be on the backfoot all night and still spark Purdy. Purdy won't take a step backwards and will give Alexander ample opportunity to land some big shots, I'm going to punt on…

Comment by turkas on 05-14-2013

[quote=mathed] Quote: Originally Posted by turkas If Devon looks even some what impressive he will get Floyd next. Book it. I fully expect Devon to make a statement in this fight, as he should. Alexander by late stoppage is what…

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