Originally posted on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 1/19/12
On February 25, two solid 140-pound contenders clash in St. Louis, Missouri. Devon Alexander, a former champ ranked #6 by Pro-boxingfans and a St. Louis native, meets Marcos Maidana, the #4-ranked South American slugger. [Note: While both men are still currently ranked as junior welterweights, Alexander vs. Maidana is scheduled at the full welterweight limit of 147 lbs]. Both men are hoping that a win will catapult them back into the top tier of their division (as well it should). Less important is that Marcos Maidana is currently the fake WBA Champion (the real one is "Super Champion" Lamont Peterson), so the winner might be in line for a shot at the WBA's increasingly insubstantial black belt later this year.Devon Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs)5'8" tall, 70" reach, southpaw, 24 years old American Former Light Welterweight Champion Credit: Carlos Baeza/ Thompson Boxing Promotions "Alexander the Great" has been one of the fixtures of today's hot 140-pound scene. He comes from an
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