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It’s also a fight that we as American boxing fans haven’t seen in some time. This fight will mark the first time in the last 24 years that two undefeated American fighters will fight to unify titles (in any weight class).
Surprising I have to admit.
As soon as this fight was announced I was overly excited for it. It’s not too often these days that two young fighters either in or near their prime (Bradley is 27, Alexander 23) have faced off in such a critical fight.
(Side note: I despise the fact that fighters and their promoters seem to be more worried about money than legacy and so they mortgage their current prime by facing a smorgasbord of mid- to low-level talent, think Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, or Andre Berto.
It’s not that I hate on fighters or their promoters for wanting to make money, but if you are as good as you say you are you’d put that money where your mouth is.)
I believe two things to be near certainties in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
Neither fight was great, but damn they were certainly very good.
I will summarize my thoughts on the Glen Johnson-Tavoris Cloud fight first, I mean it was the first televised fight, anyway… Read the rest of this entry »
This is my round-by-round blog on the fight as I saw it live.
DA = Devon Alexander
JU = Juan Urango
Is that self explanitory? Yes. But people never cease to amaze me!
Round 1: DA good right. Uppercut shortly after for DA. Another good uppercut for DA. JU is doing nothing. JU great right hand, jelly legged DA.
Round 2: JU rushing DA to start round, good shots to the body. DA working jab, not too many land, but they are keeping JU out of range. JU with several good body shots. Very good right cross by DA. Another good overhand right for DA. Cut was opened up on JU at some point in the round.
Round 3: JU rushing at the start again. DA is working in many more combinations. Great right for DA. JU’s cut now bleeding down the left side of his face. JU is imposing his style more, DA falling into trading instead of using the jab and movement.
Round 4: More trading now. JU is drawing DA into a small slugfest now. Some beautiful counters for DA. More great countering by DA. JU doing a lot of bullrushing in with his head down and flailing. JU getting frustrated.
Round 5: DA re-establishing his jab at start of round. Good body work against the ropes for JU. Good short right for DA. JU starting to run in on DA again. DA blocks most of the barrage. DA is dodging most of JU’s punches now.
Round 6: DA very active. JU landing some hard body shots. Great right by JU. Now good uppercut for JU. JU becoming a bit wild. JU working the body very good this round. Two good combinations during last 10 seconds for JU.
Round 7: Great right by JU jelly legged DA. JU landing more and more power punches. DA not moving much defensively, looking a little winded. Good three punch combo inside 10 seconds for JU.
Round 8: FABULOUS uppercut by DA floors JU. Blood pouring out of JU’s nose. Two punch combo by DA floors JU again. Ref gives 8 count and then waives off the fight at 1:12.
The first knockdown looks even more fabulous during the replays. Simply fantastic uppercut by Alexander.
TKO victory for Devon Alexander, now the Unified 140lb champion!
After the fight in the interview with Max Kellerman, Alexander says he would most definitely beat Timothy Bradley. I like you kid, but let’s not get too crazy. Take another fight before Bradley if you know what’s good for you.
That’s just my personal opinion.