Devon Alexander: Shawn Porter’s skills are limited

alexander453434By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) isn’t too worried about his title defense on December 7th against unbeaten Shawn Porter (22-0-1, 14 KO’s) at the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Alexander sees the 5’7″ Porter as a limited fighter that he’ll have no problems beating next month when they face each other.

Porter, #6 IBF, #6 WBO, #15 WBA, recently defeated Julio Diaz by a 10 round unanimous decision last September after having fought to a grueling 10 round draw against him last December. Diaz was able to catch Porter with some big shots in both of the fights, and it was pretty competitive throughout. Porter, 26, also has wins against Phil Lo Greco, Alfonso Gomez, Anges Adjaho, Ray Robinson, Hector Munoz, and Raul Pinzon. But his promoters haven’t put Porter in with anyone that you can call a good fighter until now with him facing Alexander.

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Devon Alexander faces Shawn Porter on November 30th in San Antonio, Texas

alexander5654By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan’s decision not to fight IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander (25-1, 14 KO’s) on December 7th wasn’t much of a surprise because Khan wants the fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and he’s going to wait around to see if he’ll get that big money bout next.

That leaves Alexander making his next defense against the capable Shawn Porter (22-1, 14 KO’s) next month on November 30th at the Freeman Coliseum, in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

It’s a good basic title defense for Alexander. Porter is ranked #7 IBF, #7 WBO, #14 WBA, and he’s coming off of a 10 round unanimous decision win over Julio Diaz last month. Porter looked a heck of a lot better in beating Diaz than Khan did last April.

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A Look Back on This Weekend’s Boxing – 17 & 18th May, 2013

peterson454By Shane Newsome: Welcome readers to my weekly column which takes an informative, un-bias, retrospective look back on just what went on at the weekend, with reports on the biggest and best boxing action from across the globe.

This week we saw the good, bad and ugly sides of boxing. Including the rise of a new star in Lucas Matthysse, the re-emergence of some old ones in Shane Mosley and Guillermo Jones and perhaps the beginning of an end for some present ones in Lamont Peterson and Denis Lebedev.

So as usual we start our look back in the same place we begun our preview, on Friday at Crocus City Hall, Moscow, Russia and the WBA ‘Regular’ World heavyweight title defense for unbeaten Russian Alexander Povetkin (26-0) against challenger and previously unbeaten Pole Andrzej Wawrzyk (27-1).

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Porter decisions Robinson

By DJ Spanksta: On Friday night, at the Desoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi, undefeated light middleweight fringe contender Shawn Porter (16-0, 12 KO) defeated the “New” Ray Robinson (11-2, 4 KO) by a 10-round unanimous decision by the scores of 99-89, 97-92, 98-91. Ray Robinson had a couple of good moments in the early rounds. However, in the 6th round Porter knocked Robinson down and took control of the fight from there.

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Porter stops Patterson in 4, Land defeats El Harrack

Image: Porter stops Patterson in 4, Land defeats El HarrackBy Sam Gregory: In the first of three fights from Grand Casino, Hinckley, Minnesota undefeated Lanard Lane took on undefeated Said El Harrack in a scheduled eight round bout in the welterweight division. Lane came out establishing his jab early in the first round. He showed that he was the aggressor and landed some solid jabs and combinations to the body. About half way through the round Lane landed a big right hand that Dropped El Harrack; he beat the count and was caught with another solid right that dropped him for the second time in this round.

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