Former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell should have faced Brunet Zamora, but shone brightly against late substitute Karim El Ouazghari, prevailing by ninth-round technical knockout in a scheduled 12-round lightweight attraction in London.
Shawn Porter on Devon Alexander: “The game plan was to make him fight and make him do things that he didn’t want to do. I didn’t want him to get into any kind of comfort zone.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander sparred for nine weeks in preparation for Saturday’s defense against Shawn Porter. Trainer Kevin Cunningham issued a video of his star boxer sparirng.
Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham: “Shawn Porter is going to find out that he’s in way out of his league and that they bit off more than they can chew. That’s going to be crystal clear on Dec. 7.”
A recent statement from Amir Khan was sent out to dispel the rumor that he has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on Dec. 7 to take a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is hopeful that his fighter will get a talked-about matchup with former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan, who he calls a “confused” fighter. Cunningham thinks Alexander, the IBF weltewreight beltholder, would “destroy” the British star.
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: “Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we’ll find out then if I’m tailor-made for him.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander spoke to the media after stopping Lee Purdy in the co-feature to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight. “I feel I’m one of the best at 147,” said Alexander, who talked about future bouts with Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander had his way with tough but overmatched late-substitute Lee Purdy en route to a technical stoppage after the seventh round in the co-featured bout to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Watch highlights from the weigh in as Lamont Peterson, Lucas Matthysse, Devon Alexander and Lee Purdy hit the scales in Atlantic City before the Showtime Championship Boxing event Peterson vs. Matthysse. Saturday, May 18th 9PM ET/PT on Showtime.