Devon Alexander did everything he wanted on Saturday night but win.
Alexander and Victor Ortiz fought to a controversial majority draw in the main on Saturday night Don Haskins Center on the UTEP campus in El Paso, Texas.
After 12 rounds, the judges scored the bout 115-113 for Ortiz and 114-114 twice, resulting in the majority draw.
However, Alexander(27-4-1, 14 KOs) thought he did enough to get the nod:
“I absolutely thought I won the fight,” said Alexander. “The last few rounds I probably gave him, but I thought I out landed him in the 12th. I thought I did enough to win. I gave him three rounds.
“My game plan was to be smart,” Alexander said. “Victor always has problems with people that are faster and have more ring IQ. I wanted to put him in the state of mind that he can’t win.”
Alexander won this fight! Now, he can possibly move on to some of the top welterweights in the division. While Ortiz, gets another opportunity to fight on.
I guess both guys did win on Saturday night.
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