2012-10-20 Devon Alexander w pts 12 Randall Bailey, Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - IBF

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2012-10-20 Devon Alexander w pts 12 Randall Bailey, Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, NYC, New York, USA - IBF. Referee: Arthur Mercante Jr. Scorecards: 116-110, 115-111, 117-109.

On 18 May 2013, Alexander forced Lee Purdy to retire at the end of the Seventh round at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Purdy had taken the place of Kell Brook, who was earlier ruled out by a foot injury. Intended to be an IBF title fight, although Purdy (147¾) failed to make the weight the contest still went ahead with Alexander fulfilling his mandatory defence obligation.