Alexander Loses Title Fight By Decision

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CBS St. Louis

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Amir Khan put his name in the mix for a possible fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., using his speed and accurate right hand Saturday night to win a lopsided 12-round decision over former champion Devon Alexander in a welterweight matchup.

Khan (30-3) won round after round using the same formula, jabbing at Alexander and following it with right hands that found their mark more often than they missed. The British fighter didn’t knock down Alexander (26-3) and never seemed to really hurt him, but was impressive enough to solidify his spot in the lineup for a possible fight next year with Mayweather.

Khan’s quickness was too much from the opening bell as he kept the southpaw Alexander on the outside and was first with his punches in most exchanges.

Khan pitched a shutout on one ringside scorecard, winning 120-108, while the other judges scored it 119-109…

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