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Video: Gary Russell Jr. Talks Santa Cruz Fight, Tank vs. Farmer

Former world champion Andre Berto (32-5, 24 KOs) won a back-and-forth fight by split decision Saturday night against fellow former champion Devon Alexander (27-4-1, 14 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions on FOX & FOX Deportes from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Alexander struck first as his southpaw stance appeared to give Berto trouble early. Alexander connected with a series of powerful right hooks in round two before following up in round three with a straight right that landed on Berto and allowed Alexander to score a knockdown with follow-up hooks.

The bout saw numerous clashes and tie ups, but as the rounds went on Berto's relentlessness allowed him to score against a tiring Alexander. Berto had success in the seventh round tagging Alexander on the inside as he began to break through his opponent's defense.

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The back-and-forth fight concluded with both fighters slugging it out until the final bell and appearing to have worn each other down from the 12-round bout. The scores reflected the close nature of the bout as once judge scored it 114-113 for Alexander, but was overruled by two judges scoring the bout 115-112 for Berto.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Finito2K on 08-07-2018

If Gary Russell were any less active as a fighter his name would be Guillermo Rigondeaux.

Comment by Bigchip on 08-06-2018

This guy is delusional.

Comment by slimPickings on 08-06-2018

Who cares how often he fights. If he fights i'll tune in if he does not its his prerogative. If the boxing org have an issue with it they will strip him of the belt. Its his career. Just think…

Comment by Ajvar on 08-06-2018

[QUOTE=slimPickings;18998504]How tacky is that. Someone at the fights trying to watch some fights and some one else intruding just to get in an interview and asking some pretty recycled questions.[/QUOTE] When guy is considered Missing or Dead half time of…

Comment by deanrw on 08-05-2018

Looking forward to seeing Gary fight again. June 2019 hurry up.

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