In a very enticing welterweight match-up, new IBF Welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey makes his first defense against former 140-pound standout Devon Alexander. Bailey will be a few days from 38 when this fight happens, but he is coming off his biggest win, when he starched undefeated Mike Jones on the Pacquiao-Bradley undercard in June. Way behind on the cards, Bailey floored Jones in the 10th, before flattening him with an uppercut in the 11th round.
Date: September 8, 2012
Titles: IBF Welterweight Title: 12 Rounds
Randall Bailey, 43-7 (37 KOs), Miami, Florida, IBF Welterweight Champion
Devon Alexander, 23-1 (13 KOs), St. Louis, Missouri
Credit: Ed Muholland - HBO
Alexander, still just 25, is coming off a great performance against Marcos Maidana, where he widely outscored the Argentine. It was a needed win and even more importantly--a clear-cut victory for a fighter who had been on a bit of a slide. He looked better at welterweight poundage and shou...