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Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw

Former world champions Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KOs) and Devon Alexander (27-4-1, 14 KOs) fought to majority draw in the exciting main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX and FOX Deportes Saturday night from Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas. Photos by Juan Yepez/PBC.

Both fighters believed they had done enough over the 12 rounds to earn the decision.

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The fight turned out to be a back-and-forth affair, with Alexander dominating much of the early action. Alexander frequently caught Ortiz charging in with right hands and combinations. The attacks opened up swelling in Victor's left eye beginning in round three.
 
"The eye was tough to overcome," said Ortiz. "I can't really see out of it. I really had to listen to my corner. I tried to stay composed as I could, but he's a really good fighter."

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Alexander won five of the first six rounds on two judges' scorecards and all six on the other's. Ortiz began to have more success in the second half as Alexander's output slowed slightly and Ortiz remained persistent charging forward. This effort allowed him to win five of the final six rounds on two judges' cards and all six of the final frames on the third judge's card.

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After 12 rounds, the judges scored the bout 115-113 for Ortiz and 114-114 twice, resulting in the majority draw. After the bout, both former champions expressed interest in a possible rematch.
 
"I would love a rematch," said Alexander. "That's up to my team to see what's next, but I'll fight anybody. I'm a real fighter."

"A rematch would be awesome," said Ortiz. "If both teams agree and the fans want it, let's make it happen."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sammybee on 02-18-2018

Good fight but I think a rematch is necessary for the sake of pride & bragging rights.

Comment by MrClutch85 on 02-18-2018

Devon Alexander won the fight 8-4 no rematch needed

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-18-2018

[QUOTE=Curtis2;18497691]Ortiz, Alexander & Spence all would beat Garcia! 9 rounds to finish bambam last night?? Joke!! Looking @ bambam you have to wonder how did he pass a physical to clear to fight, professionally???[/QUOTE] C'mon dude bam bam is durable…

Comment by champion4ever on 02-18-2018

:lol1: He fuc ked Vic up!

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-18-2018

Ai nothing fight with two guys that don't matter... neither one are serious threats to a title shot unless they are hand-picked because of their ineptitude... the highlight of the night was the horrific scores Don Griffin givING the fight…

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