SIGNORELLA PREVIEWS BRADLEY-ALEXANDER

January 27th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez

New York, NY – In a rare occurrence, weekend action is highlighted with a meaningful scrap

Tim Bradley

Tim Bradley

between two young undefeated champions who are commendably stepping up their level of previously protected opposition to unify titles in one of boxing’s most talented weight classes.

SOMEBODY’S O HAS GOTTA GO

WBC belt holder Devon Alexander (21-0, 13 KOs) squares off against WBO strap carrier Timothy Bradley (26-0, 11 KOs) over 12 scheduled light welterweight (140) rounds at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan, Saturday at 10 PM ET on HBO.

WORKING AT PERFECTION

Unblemished against decent opposition, Devon Alexander has done everything asked of him and continues at his quest to impress. Throughout his seven-year career, Devon has virtually dominated every foe that has welcomed his challenge. Originally
crafted as a boxer, recently Alexander has acquired “lights out” type of power to his already established repertoire. The transformation of becoming a more “complete” fighter was most apparent two fights ago when he beat down durable former champ Juan Urango ( W TKO 8 ) to claim his seventh knockout in his last ten affairs.

CHAMP ON THE RISE

Two years removed from his impressive title winning effort over Junior Witter (W UD 12), Timothy Bradley has slugged it out against most of the top pugs in a talent deep division of 140 pounders. Despite such accolade; by having just one lone knockout victory his last ten contests, Bradley’s bouts have made for some unmemorable affairs. Beneath the bright lights in the biggest night of his career against his toughest adversary to date, Timothy will look to deliver an emphatic win in a more impressive crowd pleasing fashion. If successful, Bradley will command the most important facet of the game which he has lacked: entertainment.

STYLES MAKES FIGHTS: WHAT TO EXPECT

Being that both combatants are ultimately formatted as “boxers” not “brawlers”, limits the intrigue of a possible contrast in styles. In consideration of their combined record of 47 perfect contests (albeit an impressive statistic), only 24 of their bouts have ended within the distance. Being that each man has proven to be cautious against lower level of opposition and now face each other in an extremely big fight with a lot to lose, expect it to be a long night.

“OTHER” TELEVISED ACTION

ESPN KICKS THINGS OFF

Each installment of the popular series “Friday Night Fights” presents news, analysis of upcoming bouts, interviews, celebrity guests offering insight into the world of boxing, and competitive scraps. This week, pugilistic action begins with a heavyweight tilt featuring former world title challenger Chris Arreola (29-2, 25 KOs) against heavy handed journeymen Joey Abell (27-4, 26 KOs) over 10 rounds or less at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, Friday at 9 PM ET on ESPN 2.

“SLEEPER” CARD ON SATURDAY

Son of a legend, Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. (40-0-1, 30 KOs) meets John Duddy conquer Billy Lyell (22-8, 4 KOs) in a 12 round middleweight (160) showdown at the Estadio Banortein in Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, Saturday at 10 PM ET on Fox Deportes.

John Signorella

COMMENTS

  1. The O doesn’t gotta go; could be a draw! (ugh)

    Antonino on January 27th, 2011 at 9:59 AM
  2. Already got the beers and snacks ready for this one. Rumble young man, rumble!!! Ready for a proper boxing match, my son!

    Cheesey1 on January 27th, 2011 at 11:23 AM
  3. I’ve been looking forward to this fight for awhile and I hope it lives up to the hype. That said, I’m taking Alexander over Bradley via unanimous decision based on what I feel are overall slicker boxing skills. Boxing needs to give the casual public new stars they can relate to and what better place to start than with these two in this fight.

    Sammy Perez on January 27th, 2011 at 1:43 PM
  4. Bradley always finds a way to win. He is a very skilled fighter. It’s no wonder why Freddy Roach had him at the top of his list of sparring partners for Pacquiao if preparing for Mayweather! This guy is a beast and fears no one.

    Mr. G on January 27th, 2011 at 2:14 PM

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