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 >>
The spectacle is underway. Yesterday Devon Alexander, Marcos Maidana, Adrian Broner, and Eloy Perez shadowboxed and hit the mitts in front of fifty or so reporters, fans, and miscellaneous spectators at the Cherokee Recreational Center. These media workouts are a traditional feature of fight week. A ... More >>
In this week's feature story, Familiar Ring, we mention that Marcos Maidana might be the most daunting opponent Devon Alexander has ever faced. This is mainly because of Maidana's incredible punching power, which he unleashes with fearless take-one-to-give-a-bigger-one fury. The Argentine's style te ... More >>
It's fight week. Just five days until Devon Alexander and Marcos Maidana square off at Scottrade. But one shouldn't just jump right into the spectacle when the robes are off and the bell rings. Big time prizefights are best enjoyed with due time, heavy lead-ups to build up the hype and sufficiently ... 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 SamahaRyan Coyne earned a 2nd Round TKO on Saturday night, making him 19-0.On Saturday night, Ryan Coyne hammered Dante Craig so forcefully and efficiently through the first two rounds that Craig decided not to answer the bell for the third.
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Albert SamahaDevon Alexander will fight the hard punching Marcos Maidana on February 25th at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Alexander will by vying for Maidana's WBA world light welterweight title.
The fight will broadcast on HBO. Last time Alexander fought at Scottrade, an August 2010 d ... More >>
Albert SamahaIt's a big winter for St. Louis boxing.It's only a matter of time before Ryan Coyne gets his title shot. The 18-0 slugger from St. Charles is aiming for a collision with WBA light heavyweight champ Beibut Shumenov sometime in 2012.
In the meantime, there are wins he must rack up.
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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 >>