Wednesday, 22 November 2017
Devon Alexander returns with impressive win in St Petersburg Fl.
Former IBF Welterweight Champion Devon Alexander 27-4 (14 Ko’s) returned from a two year Ring absence last night to score a unanimous 10 round decision over Walter Castillo 26-5-1 (19 Ko’s) at the Coliseum in downtown St Petersburg Florida.. The talented southpaw looked a whole different beast to the fighter that dropped decisions to Amir Khan and Shawn Porter several years ago, dominating Castillo with well timed accurate punching throughout.. Alexander scored a knockdown at the end of the second round and completely out landed Walter for the majority of the bout.. Alexander took the time out of the ring to clean his life up after a bout with prescription drug dependency and looked every inch a world class fighter with such a clinical return.
Scores were (100-89, 100-89, 96-93.)
On the St Petersburg undercard, undefeated welterweight Miguel Cruz (17-0, 11 KOs) scored a hard earned ten round unanimous decision over David Grayton (15-2-1, 11 KOs) by scores of 96-93 magnanimously. Grayton was down once in the sixth..
Popular Welterweight Gary Antuanne Russell (3-0, 3 KOs) wasted no time, scoring a swift first round Tko over Larry Yanez (4-8-2, 0 KOs). If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Russell is the brother of WBC featherweight champion and namesake Gary Russell.