Michael Rosenthal

Devon Alexander defeats Jesus Soto Karass by one-sided UD

CARSON, Calif. – Devon Alexander outboxed, outworked and outslugged a game Jesus Soto Karass to win a one-sided unanimous decision in a 10-round junior middleweight fight Saturday at the StubHub Center.

Alexander (26-2, 14 knockouts) got the better of Soto Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs) no matter what he did. At times, he jabbed, moved quickly and fired quick, accurate combinations when he had opportunities. At other times, he stood his ground and exchanged with the aggressive Soto Karass yet got the better of exchanges because of his quickness and defensive ability.

Soto Karass landed some body shots and enough punches to the head to make the fight interesting. However, in the end, he was outclassed by a better all-around fighter. Neither fighter was hurt at all in the fight.

The scores were 97-93, 99-91 and 99-91, all in favor of Alexander. THE RING had it 98-92.

Alexander was coming off a unanimous-decision loss to Shawn Porter in December that cost the St. Louis fighter his IBF welterweight belt. Soto Karass was stopped by Keith Thurman in nine rounds in his last fight, also in December.

 

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