Boxing-140 pound WBO/WBC Light Welterweight Championship
Timothy Bradley -185 vs. Devon Alexander +155
These two fighters might not be famous yet, but they are both extremely entertaining boxers. Both are undefeated and instead of ducking significant competition, they have decided to put those undefeated marks on the line and both of their championships on the line for this fight. This fight has been building for over a year, as fans have been clamoring for these two to square off. Bradley didnt take this fight last summer, but now he has stepped up to the challenge to take on Alexander. The winner hopefully will fight for a unification bout against divisional rival Amir Khan; the current WBA Junior Welterweight Champion.
Timothy Bradley is an American fighting out of Palm Springs, California. He is a former WBC Light Welterweight Champion and heads into this fight as the current WBO World Light Welterweight Champion. He is currently ranked by Ring Magazine as the number nine pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Bradley stands at 56nd is an Orthodox fighter. The 27 year old California native has a career professional record of 26 wins, 0 losses and 1 No Contest. He has 11 wins by Knockout. He is a two-time American National Amateur champion, who turned pro after missing a shot at the 2004 Olympics
Devon Alexander is also an American who grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. Alexander stands 57nd with a reach of 71 inches, will enjoy a slight reach advantage in the fight. Alexander made his professional debut at the age of 17. Now at 23 he owns a record of 21 wins with no losses, and 13 wins by KO. In his last fight he struggled against Andriy Kotelnik, but won a somewhat controversial Unanimous Decision, despite many observers believing that he lost the fight. Alexander stands 57nd with a reach of 71 inches, will enjoy a slight reach advantage in the fight. Devon is a Southpaw boxer, and will likely be the harder puncher when swinging from the outside against Bradley.
The current line has Bradley as a minus -180 favorite at sportsbook.com, and although I see this fight being fairly close, I think thats probably the right line. Bradley has fought better fighters and has a few bigger wins in his career. What this fight comes down to for me is brains. Bradley, has fought bigger and better fighters, in bigger and more-high profiled fights then Alexander.Â I expect Bradley to win this fight in a 12-round decision
Pickradley in a 12-round decision