Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/27/14
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St. Louis native Devon Alexander "The Great" (22-1, 13 KOs) will take on Marcos "El Chino" Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Saturday on HBO's Boxing After Dark in a 10-round welterweight bout to be held at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Both men, who are former junior welterweight world titlists, will be making their welterweight debuts. Alexander, the former WBC junior welterweight titlist, comes into Saturday's fight after two subpar performances in 2011. Once thought to be one of the future stars of the sport, Alexander's stock, which had risen dramatically following his knockout win over Juan Urango early in 2010, has been in decline since his tepid performance against Andriy Kotelnik later in the year. Alexander suffered the first defeat of his career on the first broadcast of HBO's 2011 calendar -- the widely criticized January 29 junior welterweight title unification with Timothy Bradley. Alexander, as shown against Kotelnik, was unable to deal with...
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