“A lot of people didn’t make it out, but I did.” – Devon Alexander
IBF Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander has always turned to the gym as an escape from the rough life of gangs and drugs that plague North St. Louis. Now the 26-year-old southpaw is a once-beaten, two-division champ with Hall of Fame aspirations.
Check out this video to hear Alexander discuss his upcoming showdown with Shawn Porter, Saturday, Dec. 7.
Alexander’s story is fairly well known amongst boxing circles at this point, but it’s always worth hearing and listening to. Alexander really beat the odds and emerged as a great human being first, and a top-notch fighter second.
Judah vs. Malignaggi is a 12-round welterweight fight taking place on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In the co-featured bout, Devon Alexander puts his IBF welterweight title on the line in a 12-round bout against Shawn Porter and Erislandy Lara defends his interim WBA Super Welterweight title in a 12-round fight against Austin Trout.