The two will square off this weekend in an interesting battle between former world champions – both looking to use the fight to try to catapult themselves back into the big time.
Devon Alexander had a number of years away from the sport due to personal reasons but made a successful comeback last year and seems to have the love for boxing once again.
In his prime he was always a tricky operator for anyone to deal with.
Alexander still has more than enough tools in his belt to trouble a lot of welterweights if he returns to his best.
He takes on Victor Ortiz this weekend and speaking ahead of the fight he noted:
“This fight is very important to me. This can catapult me back to title contention. If this doesn’t go my way, it’s very bad for my career. If I pull out the win, it could lead to tremendous opportunities for me. This is a do-or-die fight.”
“I’ve added more power in this camp. But we’ve pretty much kept it typical with that emphasis on really looking good on fight night. It’s just been an all-around good camp. Victor Ortiz can’t bring something that we haven’t seen before.”
The bout will be shown live on Fox this weekend in the US.