Devon Alexander Loses To Timothy Bradley

By Swatilekha Paul, Gaea News Network
Sunday, January 30, 2011

PONTIAC ( All the ardent followers of WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley were left extremely disappointed when the much-acclaimed boxer’s bout with fellow American Devon Alexander was halted in the tenth round following an intentional head butt. However, when the three-member judges panel announced Timothy Bradley as the winner of the much-anticipated fight, the boxing champion’s fans could not have asked for more. Although the hype surrounding the fight creating quite a buzz considering the fact that it showcased a showdown between a pair of unbeaten champion, the bout ended in a rather anticlimactic manner last night when at the tenth round Devon Alexander could not even open his eyes, forcing the officials to stop the clash.

After the fight was halted in the tenth round, Timothy Bradley was declared as the winner of unanimous technical decision with the scoreboard 97-93, 96-95, 98-93, all in the American’s favor. Following the bout, Devon Alexander was left injured with a wound on his right eye-lid as well as cuts near both his eyes with his opponent resorting to head butting to get his way through, finally resulting in the end of the fight at 1:59 of the 10th round.

The thousands of fans who had gathered at the Pontiac Silverdome on Saturday to witness the highly-awaited showdown between the two unbeaten boxers were dismayed when the bout was stopped in the tenth round. Another factor that accentuated their disappointment was the fact that the fight between Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander never really went in full gear or burst with life as many had hoped it would.

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