It's the talk of the boxing world this morning, though it's not generating the kind of buzz that either fighter would want.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- said to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of boxing -- announced on Facebook last night that his next bout will likely be a welterweight matc ... More >>
After weeks of verbal sparring, it appears a date and venue is now set for a title bout between St. Louisan Devon Alexander and IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey.
Alexander's trainer, Kevin Cunningham, tells Daily RFT that it's "highly likely" the fight will happen on September 8 at Scottr ... More >>
Nothing is official yet, but based on verbal potshots, it seems that St. Louis boxing phenom Devon Alexander could face IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey in an August bout on Showtime. Bailey shocked the boxing world June 9 when he knocked out the undefeated Mike Jones in an undercard match p ... More >>
For background on Devon Alexander and the implications of his fight against Marcos Maidana, see last week's feature story "Familair Ring: What must Devon Alexander "The Great" do to live up to his nickname?"
A couple of hours before the big fight, two sportswriters stood at adjacent urinals in t ... More >>
Nothing builds tension before a big time prizefight like a steroid allegation.
On Monday, less than two weeks before the February 25 bout between Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana, Maidana's advisor Sebastian Contursi emailed Missouri Office of Athletics president Tim Lueckenhoff: "Since Team A ... More >>
Their fighting styles are about as different as their fashion styles. This became clear on Friday as Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana appeared at Scottrade for their fight's first press conference. On one side of the podium sat Devon Alexander, the St. Louis hero, smiling and shining, a maroon ... More >>
Albert SamahaIn June Alexander beat the second best Argentine fighter in the world. Will he face the best one in February?There's a good chance Devon Alexander, the current face of St. Louis boxing, will fight Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana in February. Last week ESPN boxing wizard Dan Rafael r ... More >>
Image via"Dangerous" Dannie Williams is the next big time fighter coming out of The Lou.Pound for pound, there's not a harder puncher in all of St. Louis than "Dangerous" Dannie Williams. He's 26 and holds the WBC Continental Americas title, which he won in April on a vicious first round knock ou ... More >>
Albert SamahaSt. Louis' own Devon Alexander showed much heart in a gritty slugfest against Lucas Matthyse. The right hook strikes jaw and Devon Alexander tumbles to the canvas.
"Aaaaaggghhhh!" goes the collective gasp of the Family Arena in St. Charles.
It's the first time in his career h ... More >>
The opening spread from RFT's 2005 profile featuring "Alexander the Great."
Last week, Daily RFT published a brief post about the announcement that Don King Productions had booked the St. Charles Family Arena for a June 25 boxing card featuring hometown hero Devon Alexander.
The day after th ... More >>
St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander. Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.The 23-year-old St. Lo ... More >>
www.tvproinc.com/hoodchroniclesLangford Cunningham interviews a woman with HIV in Hood ChroniclesA trailer to the documentary Hood Chronicles begins with these disturbing 2008 crime statistics for St. Louis: 4,345 assaults, 2,634 robberies and 167 homicides. Not mentioned -- but implied -- throughou ... More >>