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Tonight, Saturday August 4th 2018, Premier Boxing Champions presents Andre Berto (31-5, 24 KO’s) VS Devon Alexander (27-4, 14 KO’s).  The fight will take place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale New York, and will be live on FOX5 at 7:30pm ET.  In the co-feature, Peter Quillin (33-1-1, 23 KO’s) will make his ring return as he takes on J’Leon Love (24-1-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round Super Middleweight bout.  Also on the card, Luis Collazo (37-7, 20 KO’s) will take on Bryant Perrella (15-1, 13 KO’s) in a 10 round welterweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Andre Berto Tale of The Tape Devon Alexander
31 Wins 27
5 Losses 4
24 KOs 14
0 Draws 0
36 Total Fights 31
67% KO% 45%
5′ 8″ Height 5’8″
68 ½” Reach 71″
Orthodox Stance Southpaw
Winter Haven, FL, USA Nationality Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
September 7th, 1983 Date of Birth February 10th, 1987

 

PREDICTIONS:

Bryant Perrella  —  def  —  Luis Collazo  —  via  —  TKO 5th round

Peter Quillin  —  def  —  J’Leon Love  —  via  —  Decision

Devon Alexander  —  def  —  Andre Berto  —  via  —  Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Last night on Premier Boxing Champions, Victor Ortiz (32-6-3, 25 KO’s) and Devon Alexander (27-4-1, 14 KO’s) some how fought to a draw, even though Devon Alexander clearly won the fight.  I guess the only thing you can give in favor of Ortiz was that he threw more punches in the fight, but not by much.  Alexander was clearly the sharper, more accurate, and more effective puncher in the fight.  The fight was a good one, but this isn’t one of those fights that you try to build up a rematch.  It was a great battle, but no one will be clawing at the chance to see these two go at it again.  So why the bogus scoring?

From the opening bell, Ortiz was visibly slower and less effective then Alexander.  The first two rounds were close, but Alexander completely took over the middle rounds.  He was countering effectively, and landing a lot more then Ortiz.  Ortiz was looking very fatigued by the 9th round.  Ortiz came with one last flurry in the 12th round, and apparently it was enough for a draw on 2 scorecards and a win on the third.  Judges Glen Crocker and Levi Martinez both scored the fight 114-114, and judge Don Griffin scored it 115-113 for Ortiz.  I scored the fight 116-112 in favor of Devon Alexander, which was the score that most unofficial cards read after 12 rounds.  Alexander landed 155 of 485 (32%) punches, while Ortiz landed 137 of 550 (25%) punches.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Amir Khan is no doubt a superstar and household name in England.  But is he a worldwide superstar, or is he just trying to make himself look like one?  He sure has done a lot of talking the last couple of months, but not a lot of fighting.  Ok, so he wiped out Devon Alexander, but then again, Alexander doesn’t look like the fighter he used to be anymore.  It all started when Arim Khan had the audacity to give the pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather a deadline to fight him.  Is that a joke?  Obviosly Floyd thought it was, as he didn’t even justify that treat with a response.  Then Khan proceeded to call out Manny Pacquiao.  That too was shrugged off by Pacman, because he had better things to worry about.

Khan then said he wants a fight with Kell Brook in a winner take all matchup, meaning the loser goes home with no belt, and no money.  A report surfaced a few days ago that Khan was offered an IBF eliminator against Tim Bradley, with the winner to face Kell Brook.  Now Khan says that the report was completely untrue.  So what is going on here?  Why is Khan demanding all these things?  Is he even a champion?  The answer is no.  Thus is all a ploy to get his name out there for a chance at a big fight.  The truth of the matter is, almost every time Khan has been in the ring with an elite level opponent, he has lost that fight.  His first career loss was to Breidis Prescott in September of 2008, and it was ugly.  Prescott knocked Khan out in the first round of that fight.  In 2009, Khan did defeat Marco Antonio Berrera, but he was way past his prime, and at the end of his career.

Khan had a few more nice wins against the likes of Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, and Marcos Maidana, but then the elite fight came back.  Khan would lose a split decision  to Lamont Peterson in December of 2011, that would be followed by a TKO loss to Danny Garcia in 2012.  So again, I restate my question.  Where does Amir Khan get the audacity to make all of these demand?  In fact, it is my opinion that Khan is just making himself look worse then he already does, with all of this trash talking.  He is a good fighter, and I won’t take that away from him.  I was very impressed with him  in the Devon Alexander fight, a fight that I predicted Khan to lose.  He was a different Khan.  He was more aggressive, sharper, and more powerful.  But is he really an elite fighter?  He’s very good yes, but he hasn’t earned the title of great yet.  Maybe by beating opponents that have already fought “the greats”, will get Khan on their radar, and one of “the greats” will finally fight him.  Until then, my advice is this, Amir Khan needs to shut his mouth and stack up wins.  That is the only path to greatness.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

Amir Khan has given Floyd Mayweather until the end of the week to decide if he will fight him, otherwise he will search for other options.  This come days after Manny Pacquiao discloses that his fight with Mayweather will be announced by the end of the month.  The question is, who is Amir Khan to be making demands like this?  Mayweather VS Pacquiao is 4 or 5 years in the making already, and apparently closer then ever to actually happening, not to mention at this point, its the only option that makes sense for either man.

If the end of the month will mark the decision whether Mayweather and Pacquiao fight each other, then Khan’s deadline should have been in February.  Him giving Mayweather five days to decide actually doesn’t help Khan at all, it just makes Floyd say “ok, anyway back to business”.

Amir Khan defeated Devon Alexander in December, and all of a sudden he’s a worldwide superstar?  The answer is no!  Yes his win was very impressive, but it came against a fighter with a broken spirit, who is indeed a very good boxer, but not a superstar by any means.  The fact remains that if Khans december 13th fight was against either Floyd or Manny, he would have got destroyed and embarrassed.  So I reiterate, who is Amir Khan to be making demands like this?  The answer, in the eyes of Mayweather and even Pacquiao, NOBODY!

Well, it seems that I was dead wrong about the outcome of this fight.  I must say up until this point I was not a huge fan of Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KO’s).  The reason being is that I’m not impressed by the “hold with one arm and punch with the other” style that Khan seems to utilize in every fight.  I thought that Devon Alexander (26-3, 14 KO’s) was the better boxer, which is why I gave him the slight edge.  This fight was nothing what I expected from it.  Khan out boxed and out slugged Alexander thru 12 hard fought rounds.

Amir Khan and Devon Alexander both, have been classified as “boring boxers”.  This was not the case at all this past Saturday night.  Amir Khan showed that he is not only a very good pure boxer, but can also turn up the heat and fight.  He pretty much dominated the first 7 or 8 rounds.  It was only then, when Alexander knew he was headed towards a decision loss, that he turned up the heat and started becoming more aggressive.  Apparently, he should have been doing that all along, as he did look a lot better in a few of the late rounds.

This was a make or break fight for Khan, and he really stepped up to the plate and delivered a home run.  Khan has it in the back of his mind that a showdown with Floyd Mayweather is still possible.  If he lost this fight, that door would shut for good.  On the flip side, Devon Alexander was destroyed by Shawn Porter, and in my opinion, is not the same fighter.  Confidence and desperation were the keys to victory in this one, and obviously Amir Khan felt them both more.

Thurman Defeats Bundu

What was thought to be the potential most exciting fight of the night, turned out to be the exact opposite.  One day after calling out Floyd Mayweather with the quote “burn money 2015”, Keith Thurman (24-0, 1NC, 21 KO’s) needed a strong performance (knockout) to make his bid at the pound for pound king.  Thurman did not deliver, even tho he won every round.  He fought a great fight, but we are just so used to seeing him knock everyone out.  Give a lot of credit to Bundu, he’s got an iron chin.  It was a completely one sided victory for Thurman, but no KO.

Victor Is Vicious Again

Victor Ortiz came out with a bang.  Everyone thought he was done for good after the broken jaw, the movie role, and the Dancing With The Stars.  Ortiz was out to prove everyone wrong, and he succeeded with a truly vicious 3rd round TKO of Manny Perez.

Results:

  • Abner Mares – def – Jose Ramirez – via – TKO 5rd
  • Jermall Charlo – def – Lenny Bottai – via – KO 3rd
  • Jermell Charlo – def – Mario Lozano – via – UD

-David

If you are looking for an action packed night, December 13th, 2014 will be it.  The venue, MGM GRAND Las Vegas Nevada, where Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KO’s) takes on Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KO’s) for the WBA International and WBC Silver Welterweight titles.  This will also be co-headlined by Keith Thurman VS Leonard Bundu, and Demitrius Andrade VS Jermell Charlo.

Amir Khan is a very good boxer.  Some say he is over rated, but this is the most attention he has gotten in a while.  I think even more then when the Mayweather rumors were flying around.  This is a must win for Khan, if he wants to stay in the mix for a potential showdown with the pound-forpound king!  Can Amir Khan handle the pressure?

Devon Alexander is also a very skilled boxer, so similar styles are clashing here.  The outcome of this fight, which will be very close and competitive, will depend on the mental toughness of each fighter.  In this category, I believe that Devon Alexander has the slight edge, as Amir Kahn has been known to crack under pressure and Alexander known to thrive.  Amir Khan defeated Zab Judah on July 23rd 2011 via KO in the 5th round.  He then proceeded to take a step up in class to fight Lamont Peterson, which he lost to by split decision, and then Danny Garcia who Knocked him out in the 4th round.  On the other hand, Alexander lost to Timothy Bradley, who is a great fighter, and then went on to defeat Lucas Matthysse and Marcos Maidana via decision.  Coming off of his first career loss to Bradley, Alexander was able to defeat not 1, but 2 really good fighters after that.  If thats not mental toughness, i don’t know what is.  It will be very close, and i could be wrong, but i give the slight edge to Devon Alexander in this fight.

Other Fights On The Card:

  • Manuel Perez VS Victor Ortiz  —  Welterweight (147 lbs)
  • Abner Mares VS Jose Ramirez  —  Featherweight (126 lbs)
  • Jermall Charlo VS Lenny Bottai  —  Super Welterweight (154 lbs)

Predictions:

  • Devon Alexander  —  def  —  Amir Khan  —  via  —  Split Decision
  • Keith Thurman  —  def  —  Leonard Bundu  —  via  —  TKO round 6
  • Demetrius Andrade  —  def  —  Jermell Charlo  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision
  • Victor Ortiz  —  def  —  Manuel Perez  —  via  —  KO round 8
  • Abner Mares  —  def  —  Jose Ramirez  —  via  —  TKO round 6
  • Jermall Charlo  —  def  —  Lenny Bottai  —  via  —  KO round 7