Devon Alexander

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Name: Devon Alexander
Alias: Alexander The Great
Hometown: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 174cm
Reach: 175cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Trainer: Kevin Cunningham
Manager: Al Haymon
Promoters: Don King (Don King Productions) (?-2011), Oscar De La Hoya (Golden Boy Promotions) (2011-?)

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


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

Professional Record


Preceded by:
Timothy Bradley
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
Succeeded by:
Zab Judah
Preceded by:
Randall Bailey
IBF Welterweight Champion
2012 Oct 20 – 2013 Dec 7
Succeeded by:
Shawn Porter