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The Desert Storm vs. Alexander the Great

By Cliff Bayres: In a sport where risk vs. reward is measured before every contest we have the benefit of an actual fight with lots at stake. Two undefeated champions climb into the ring, both hoping to make a mark in the boxing world. They will be fighting for the WBO & WBC light welterweight title. The dreams of staying undefeated, extending their championship reign, and future multi-million dollar pay days will be what is at stake this Saturday Night Jan 29 at the Silverdome in Michigan courtesy of HBO. The winner will be catapulted to the upper echelons of boxing. A decisive win not only gives them credibility in negotiating their next fight, it also could link them to even greater fights in the future. Who will be up to test?

After that buildup of promotion, it may a little disingenuous. After some painstakingly honest research using the scientific method of course, I have coined the fight “The Head Butting Storm” vs. “Alexander the Mediocre”. Bradley earning that glimmering name from using that big blockhead to bully opponents. Some may say that it is accidental. Multiple referees from multiple fights might convince you otherwise as he has been warned about using that big noggin. Alexander the mediocre also may have earned that name by merely punching Kotelnik’s arms for 12 rounds. Those stigmas can all be erased and forgotten with a convincing win. Ultimately, we will not know until Saturday Night but this is how I see the fight playing out.

I think Bradley gets the “W” in this fight. I see him getting a unanimous decision. He may also get a warning from the ref for his fat head. His most recent fights have led me to this decision. His recent wins over the undefeated welterweight Abregu, undefeated L. Peterson, Cambell (NC), Holt, and Cherry all share the same story. Bradley can slip jabs and move laterally very well. Though he doesn’t knock people out, he does have power in his right which he counters very well with over the jab. He has enough power so fighters will respect him. His right hand changed the Witter fight. Witter had won 21 fight in a row at the time. He can also jab well as seen against Witter and Abregu. He can also mix it up and fight on the inside which he did well against Peterson and Cherry.

Devon Alexander best wins come against Jaun Urango and Junior Witter. He knocked out Urango which Andre Berto and Ricky Hatton couldn’t do so I grant him that. Devon Alexander looked better against Witter than Bradley. Alexander used constant jabbing and movement to destabilize a 35 year old Witter. Alexander constant jabbing of air and movement didn’t impress me against Kotelnik. That impression lingers in my mind. UD for Bradley.


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