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'''Trainer:''' [[Kevin Cunningham]]
'''Devon Alexander''' was the 2004 United States Amateur Light Welterweight champion.
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==Amateur career==
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Alexander had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 300-10. He was a four-time Silver Gloves champion from ages 10-14; three-time PAL national champion; Junior Golden Gloves and Junior Olympics national champion; 2003 United States national champion in the 19-and-under division; and 2004 United States light welterweight national champion. Alexander made it to the final round of the 2004 Olympic trials, where he battled [[Rock Allen]] to a draw before losing on a tie-breaker.
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==Professional career==
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At age 17, Alexander made his professional debut, defeating [[Vincent Torres]] by first round technical knockout in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. He was victorious in his second pro fight against [[Karl Hunter]] before on February 5, 2005, Alexander defeated [[Donovan Castaneda]] by unanimous decision in front of 22,370 spectators, the second-largest crowd in history to witness a boxing event in an indoor arena at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Alexander's mentor, [[Cory Spinks]], headlined the card opposing [[Zab Judah]].
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Alexander won his next five fights before on July 8, 2006, at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Alexander defeated [[Tyler Ziolkowski]] by first round technical knockout to win the WBC Youth welterweight title.
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On January 6, 2007, Alexander defeated [[Maximino Cuevas]] by fourth round technical knockout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In his next fight, Alexander fought [[Scott Ball]] on March 2, 2007, at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Belterra, Indiana. Alexander broke Ball's jaw in round six and dropped him twice in round seven en route to a technical knockout victory.
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He won his next two fights against [[Marcus Luck]] and [[Cory Peterson]] before he went up against former WBO junior welterweight champion [[DeMarcus Corley]] on January 19, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Alexander easily defeated Corley by unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas junior welterweight title.
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==Titles Held==
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*'''[[International Boxing Federation]] Light Welterweight Title''' (2010)
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*'''[[World Boxing Council]] Light Welterweight Title''' (2009-2011)
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*[[WBC]] Continental Americas Light Welterweight Title (2008)
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*[[WBC]] Youth World Welterweight Title (2006)
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before=[[Timothy Bradley]]<br>Stripped|
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title=[[WBC Light Welterweight Champion]]|
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years=2009 Aug 1 &ndash; 2011 Jan 29
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before=[[Juan Urango]]|
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title=[[IBF Light Welterweight Champion]]|
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years=2010 Mar 6 &ndash; 2010<br>'''Stripped'''
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[[Category:United States Amateur Champions]]
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[[Category:World Light Welterweight Champions]]
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[[Category:Southpaw World Champions]]

Revision as of 06:08, 20 January 2013

DEVON ALEXANDER.jpg

Name: Devon Alexander
Alias: Alexander The Great
Born: 1987-02-10 (Age:27)
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 8½″   /   174cm
Reach: 70″   /   178cm
Boxing Record: click

Manager: Al Haymon
Trainer: Kevin Cunningham

Amateur career

Alexander had an outstanding amateur career, compiling a record of 300-10. He was a four-time Silver Gloves champion from ages 10-14; three-time PAL national champion; Junior Golden Gloves and Junior Olympics national champion; 2003 United States national champion in the 19-and-under division; and 2004 United States light welterweight national champion. Alexander made it to the final round of the 2004 Olympic trials, where he battled Rock Allen to a draw before losing on a tie-breaker.

Professional career

Alexander.jpg

At age 17, Alexander made his professional debut, defeating Vincent Torres by first round technical knockout in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. He was victorious in his second pro fight against Karl Hunter before on February 5, 2005, Alexander defeated Donovan Castaneda by unanimous decision in front of 22,370 spectators, the second-largest crowd in history to witness a boxing event in an indoor arena at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Alexander's mentor, Cory Spinks, headlined the card opposing Zab Judah.

Alexander won his next five fights before on July 8, 2006, at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri, Alexander defeated Tyler Ziolkowski by first round technical knockout to win the WBC Youth welterweight title.

On January 6, 2007, Alexander defeated Maximino Cuevas by fourth round technical knockout at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In his next fight, Alexander fought Scott Ball on March 2, 2007, at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Belterra, Indiana. Alexander broke Ball's jaw in round six and dropped him twice in round seven en route to a technical knockout victory.

He won his next two fights against Marcus Luck and Cory Peterson before he went up against former WBO junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley on January 19, 2008, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Alexander easily defeated Corley by unanimous decision to claim the vacant WBC Continental Americas junior welterweight title.

Titles Held


Preceded by:
Timothy Bradley
Stripped
WBC Light Welterweight Champion
2009 Aug 1 – 2011 Jan 29
Succeeded by:
Timothy Bradley
Preceded by:
Juan Urango
IBF Light Welterweight Champion
2010 Mar 6 – 2010
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Zab Judah
Preceded by:
Randall Bailey
IBF Welterweight Champion
2012 Oct 20 – present
Succeeded by: