Devon Alexander “The Great” (26-2, 14 KOs) has seen it all. Growing up in the rough streets of St. Louis, Alexander was constantly surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence. The southpaw was determined to go to school, stay in the gym and make a life for himself despite his dire surroundings.
Alexander managed to escape all of that, but plenty of his friends, peers and family members did not.
Heading into one of the biggest fights of his career, “The Great” looks to give the people of St. Louis something to cheer about.
Check out this video to take a peek into the life of the former world champion and don’t miss Alexander’s return to the ring against Amir “King” Khan (29-3,19 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 13, live on Showtime. And stay tuned for plenty more on the Khan vs. Alexander fight in the coming weeks leading up to fight night, and one of the last major bouts of 2014.