Bailey vs Alexander Full Fight Replay - Showtime
Randall Bailey vs. Devon Alexander Replay
IBF Welterweight Title Supremacy
October 20, 2012 - Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Hard-punching Randall Bailey will defend his newly acquired IBF welterweight title against Devon Alexander September 8 on Showtime Boxing.
IBF Devon Alexander (23-0, 13 KO’s) on September 8th in Alexander’s home city of Saint Louis, at the Scott Trade Center in Missouri.
According to RingTV, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer let them know that’s where the Alexander-Bailey fight is headed. Alexander draws huge crowds of 10,000 fans while fighting in Saint Louis, and Bailey obviously can’t compete with that. The bigger money is in Saint Louis rather than Miami, Florida where Bailey lives.
However, the negative aspect to the fight taking place in Saint Louis is that Alexander has won two highly controversial decisions over Andriy Kotelnik and Lucas Matthysse while fighting there, and some boxing fans feel that visiting fighters may need a knockout to ensure that they come out on top.
There’s no question that Alexander won his last fight while fighting in Saint Louis in beating Marcos Maidana by a lopsided 10 round unanimous decision. However, there is some controversy in that the referee never took points off from Alexander for an excessive amount of clinching he was doing in the fight.
Alexander has won 10-round decisions in his two fights since, both against big punchers. However, many felt he was lucky to earn the nod against Argentinean banger Lucas Matthysse.