February 26, 2012

Devon Alexander vs. Marcos Maidana

Saturday night, RFT cover subject Devon Alexander took on Marcos Maidana at Scottrade Center as part of an HBO-broadcast slate of boxing matches. Also on the card was a junior lightweight title match between Adrien Broner and Eloy Perez in which Broner made quick work of his opponent and retained his belt. In his non-title bout, hometown favorite Alexander defeated Maidana in a 10-round unanimous decision. Read Albert Samaha's profile of Alexander, "Familiar Ring," here. Photos by Jon Gitchoff
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Alexander's fight aired live on HBO as part of their "Boxing After Dark."
Jon Gitchoff
Alexander's fight aired live on HBO as part of their "Boxing After Dark."
The main event, featuring Devon Alexander, aired live on HBO's "Boxing After Dark."
Jon Gitchoff
The main event, featuring Devon Alexander, aired live on HBO's "Boxing After Dark."
Former "American Idol" contestant and St. Louisan Aloha Mischeaux performs the National Anthem.
Jon Gitchoff
Former "American Idol" contestant and St. Louisan Aloha Mischeaux performs the National Anthem.
Just what all goes into a HBO Sports broadcast? Well now you know.
Jon Gitchoff
Just what all goes into a HBO Sports broadcast? Well now you know.
Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield was ringside to watch the main event.
Jon Gitchoff
Former heavyweight champ Evander Holyfield was ringside to watch the main event.
Michael Buffer was on hand to make sure everyone was "ready to rumble."
Jon Gitchoff
Michael Buffer was on hand to make sure everyone was "ready to rumble."
Michael Buffer and the ring girls.
Jon Gitchoff
Michael Buffer and the ring girls.
Adrien Broner serves as his own hype man before taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.
Jon Gitchoff
Adrien Broner serves as his own hype man before taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.
Adrien Broner taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.
Jon Gitchoff
Adrien Broner taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.
Adrien Broner taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.
Jon Gitchoff
Adrien Broner taking on Eloy Perez in the co-main event.