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Alexander Decisions Corley, Collazo Defeats Barros

Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Devon Alexander (14-0, 9 KO’s) had little trouble grinding out a 12-round lopsided unanimous decision against former World Boxing Organization junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley (31-8-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Aside from the opening round when the 33 year-old Corley appeared to land the harder shots, Alexander had smooth sailing for the rest of the way, as he used his jab and straight left hand to easily defeat Corley.

Alexander, however, had a problem with throwing low blows, and was warned about it a couple of time, until finally being penalized for throwing on in the 12th round by referee Gary Rosato. By then, it hardly mattered since the outcome was practically decided with Alexander, 20, on top with a commanding lead. Frankly, I had expected much more from Corley, as he’d hurt both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto with big left hand shots in their bouts. However, against Alexander, Corley appeared not to even try. I don’t believe for a second that he was too shot to try. It just seemed as if he didn’t even want to try, for what ever reason.

Alexander took control of the fight in the 2nd round, hitting Corley repeatedly with left hands. There was next to no drama to speak of, as whenever Corley would land anything to speak of, Alexander would respond back with an avalanche of punches and quickly shut him down. I don’t think Corley would have beaten a fighter like Alexander even in his prime, but with the kind of power that Corley has, anything is would be possible if he let his hands go. Unfortunately for Corley, he seemed hesitant to throw anything at, and looked discouraged as early as the fourth round.

In other action, former World Boxing Association welterweight champion Luis Collazo (28-3, 13 KO’s) pounded out an impressive unanimous decision over Edvan Dos Santos Barros (9-5-1, 7 KO’s) on the undercard. The fight wasn’t competitive, naturally, as the former champion Collazo used his speed to dominate the much slower and less skilled Barros. The final judges’s scores were
99-91, 100-90, 100-90, all for Collazo. With this win, Collazo hopes to rebound from his loss last year to Shane Mosley, and perhaps get another title shot.



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