Former-two division world champion Devon Alexander is back in hunt for a world title.
Alexander will return to the ring on Saturday night, when he faces Luke Santamaria as part of a PBC on FOX tripleheader from The Armory in Minneapolis.
The event will be headlined by a welterweight crossroads collision between unbeaten Eimantas Stanionis and former world champion Luis Collazo.
Alexander (27-6-1, 14 KOs) has been out of the ring since June of 2019 - when he suffered an upset knockout loss at the hands of Ivan Redkach. Once year prior, he dropped a split decision to Andre Berto and fought to a draw with Victor Ortiz.
The last time Alexander was able to pick up a win was back in 2017, with a ten round decision over Walter Castillo.
At 34-year-old, Alexander is looking to revive his career with a big victory against Santamaria, who is coming off a decision loss to Paul Kroll in October of 2020.
"I thank Luke for taking on this challenge. I’m just here to get some rust off and get back into title contention. That’s my purpose. I feel good, I feel strong and I’m happy. That’s the most important thing. I can’t wait to get in there and show out. I see a good couple of years for me ahead. I have to take it one fight at a time and take care of Luke on Saturday," Alexander said.
“I’m back to being myself. I’m fast and explosive, with power. I’m known as a boxer-puncher, so you’re going to see a bit of everything on Saturday. This is his biggest opportunity yet in [Santamaria's] career. I’m pretty sure he’s going to be ready and come to fight. Anybody I fight, knows they have to come ready. He knows I have a name. Any time a fighter steps into the ring, he’s a threat. I have to treat him as such.”