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IBF Welterweight: Randall Bailey (43-7-0, 37 KOs) vs. Devon Alexander (23-1-0, 13 KOs)
What should have been an aggressive, all-out attack from Bailey, has been little more than another tepid round. Alexander has been very effective implementing his game plan and he is about to be rewarded for it. Bailey has thrown no haymakers in this last round and as a result this fight is over.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 117-109 Alexander
Alexander keeps the punches up and turns Bailey a few more times, showing that he is in control of this fight. Bailey is finally throwing the right hand a little more and he connects with a straight right to Alexander;s jaw, but he doesn't even step back. Later he lands and uppercut, but again, Alexander keeps coming forward. Crazy to think Alexander was able to mask the effectiveness of those power shots, but despite a few good blows, Bailey porbably lost another round.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 107-100 Alexander
Bailey is agressing via movement again. He must sense that nneds to do a lot more to win this, yet he doesn't. It's the same story repeated. Alexander is active, and Bailey fails to unload. Bailey has a cut ove rhis eye now, but even the blood doesn't seem to increase Bailey's rage to a point where he might shock us and win this fight.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 97-91 Alexander
Bailey is finally starting to swell up over the eye. Seems like 8 rounds of consistent pressure is finally paying off for Alexander. The men casually dance around the ring, delivering fewer punches than any previous round. Midway through, Alexander gets busy working Bailey's body, again scoring points for activity, not necessarily damage. The ref has warned Alexander to stop spinning Bailey with his footwork, but many would just call that good boxing. All Alexander
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 87-82 Alexander
The round picks up early with Alexander working Bailey up against the ropes. He delivers some body blows before the inevitable hugging occurs and the ref is forced to break it up. Bailey only seems to care about landing a KO blow, but his time is running short and a single knock down may likely not be enough to win this fight. This round is notable as it's one of the few in which Bailey's spent time moving backwards. Mind you, moving backwards is about all he has done.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 77-73 Alexander
Nothing has changed. Alexander is more active and Bailey is dictating the motion. Bailey is landing a few stiff jabs but Alexander is out punching him by at least 3-1. He's delivering a lot of glancing shots and not doing any serious damage, but if this comes down to who wants it, without question you'd have to give the nod to Alexander.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 67-64 Alexander
Bailey has a few choice words and is jawing at Alexander. Alexander is finally being more tentative. Some of the hard rights seem to have slowed him. The ref has had to pull these two apart numerous times as every time action happens, they hug. The ref has had enough. He takes a point away from both fighters trying to encourage more action. Sadly, this round is limited on the boxing.
Score: 9-8 Alexander, 57-55 Alexander
Alexander is likely scoring points solely for his activity level. He lands a quick 1-2 early in the round, then lands a strong right forcing Bailey to grab him as Alexander drags him across the ring. Alexander is dealing nice body shots and then both fight trade jaw busters! Lefts, right, and Bailey is pissed. So is Alexander and this may degrade into a bit of a street fight. Bailey lands another big right at the end of the round and may have actually stolen this one.
Score: 10-9 Bailey, 48-47 Alexander
The punch stats: 126-42 thrown with Alexander leading into this round. Neither man however has landed consistently. Bailey is maintaining a tight guard and continues to execute a duck and hug defense. Despite being in Brooklyn, we hear quite a few "Bronx cheers". With 1 mintue to go Bailey begins to dance, looking to set up a strong shot. Alexander throws some quick jabs to throw Bailey off and soon the two fight trade rights in a 10 second slugfest in the middle of the ring. Alexander falls to the canvas, but only due to a trip.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 39-37 Alexander
Alexander comes out with quick jabs, but they mostly all miss. Alexander has a certain ferocity behind his punches this round. Bailey is ducking and hugging while Alexander is leading his power punches with large lunges. This is leading to a lot of tie-ups. Bailey may be pursuing Alexander but his hands are not active this round. It's almost as if he's trying to wait till Alexander's energy runs out. Alexander lands a nice right hand in the closing seconds.
Score: 10-9 Alexander, 29-28 Alexander
The round opens with some quicker punches from both sides and they soon find themselves tied up in the center of the ring. Bailey then winds up and delivers a massive right that knock Alexander backwards. As Alexander re-engages, the boxers headbutt, but fortunately no real damage occurred. Bailey is starting to turn it on and is threatening with knockout power pressuring Alexander against the ropes. The round ends, but the tide has turned.
Score: 10-9 Bailey, 19-19 even
The round begins with Bailey pushing the actions. Not aggressively, just dictating the motion. Both fighters are being conservative adn the crowd is living up to Brooklyn expectations letting their displeasure be known. Mid-round Alexander gets aggressive, and lands a few shot but also hits Bailey in the back of the head. This round is clearly a warm-up.
Score: 10-9 Alexander
Fight card (champion listed first)
WBC/WBA Super Lightweight: Danny Garcia (24-0, 15 KOs) vs. Erik Morales (52-8, 36 KOs)
WBA Welterweight: Paulie Malignaggi (31-4, 7 KOs) vs. Pablo Cesar Cano* (25-1-1, 19 KOs)
WBO Middleweight Title: Hassan N'Dam N'Jikam (27-0, 17 KOs) vs. "Kid Chocolate" Peter Quillin (27-0, 20 KOs)
IBF Welterweight: Randall Bailey (43-7-0, 37 KOs) vs. Devon Alexander (23-1-0, 13 KOs)
*Cano failed to make weight and thus can not win WBA title.
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