Devon Alexander made a successful debut at 147 pounds, dominating Marcos Maidana to win a one-sided decision in 10-round fight Saturday in Alexander’s hometown of St. Louis.
Alexander (23-1, 13 knockouts) used his superior speed and boxing skills but also became a sharpshooter, picking the Argentine apart with hard, accurate punches. He hurt Maidana (31-3, 28 KOs) several times with shots to both the head and body.
Maidana was as game as ever but didn’t have skills to cope with Alexander and never hurt him.
The judges scored it 100-90, 100-90 and 99-91, meaning Maidana won only one round on one card.
A complete report will follow shortly.