Alexander vs. Bailey
By Joseph Herron – In one of the most disappointing title changing efforts of recent memory, Devon Alexander (24-1, 13 KOs) lifted the IBF Welterweight strap from 38 year old Randall Bailey (43-8, 37 KOs) of Miami, Florida, to open Showtime’s quadruple header on Saturday night at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The former Junior Welterweight title holder easily controlled the action with lateral movement and a quick irregular jab. In what seemed like a fight with more clinches than punches thrown, both men threw and connected at an abysmal rate.
Alexander landed only 120 of 534 total punches thrown, and Bailey set a Compu-Box record for an all time low 45 of 198 total punches thrown.
Danny Garcia, Unified Super Lightweight World Champion:
“Saturday night, at Barclays [Center], will keep these belts here on the East Coast. See you Saturday night.
“I want to thank God for giving me an opportunity to be here and showcase my skills on this level. I want to thank my dad, my family who helped me get through camp.
“I had about a 10-week camp, a hard, strong camp. Got my rounds in sparring and miles in running. Did my conditioning. I put in the hard work.
“I sacrificed all the things I love to do just to perform and give the fans at the Barclays Center a great fight. Continue reading
Six of the eight featured fighters who will compete in Saturday’s highly anticipated, historic boxing event at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., participated in a media workout Tuesday at the Crunch Gym Lafayette in New York City.
The six – Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, former World Champion and future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales, WBA Interim Super Lightweight World Champion Pablo Cesar “El Demoledor” Cano, undefeated WBO Middleweight World Champion Hassan N’Dam, unbeaten number one rated WBO middleweight contender Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin and former Two-Time World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” – will participate in the four world title fights televised live on SHOWTIME®.
Tickets priced at $300, $200, $100 and $50 are available at www.barclayscenter.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center, all Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000. Doors open at Barclays Center at 4:30 p.m. The first live fight is at 5:00 p.m. Continue reading
Kelly Swanson – Thanks, everybody, for joining in. We have a lot of work to do on this call today. This is the first of two conference calls back-to-back, one is set for tomorrow, to talk about the October 20th four world title fight extravaganza. Of course, as everybody knows, this is bringing boxing back to Brooklyn from the new Barclays Center and, again, championship boxing has not been in Brooklyn in over 80 years. The fight will be televised on Showtime.
As you received in your media alert, we have four fighters available today and we’re going to start this call with Devon Alexander and Randall Bailey. He’s joined by his promoter Lou DiBella. And just to give the particulars of the fight and what you can look forward to, I’m going to turn it over to Robert Diaz from Golden Boy Promotions to make the opening statement. Robert?
Good afternoon, everybody, and thank you very much. I want to just give you a little bit of insight. This is a very exciting night of boxing that’s going to back to Brooklyn, like Kelly mentioned, after 80 years since the last world title fight and we’re going back with four world title fights. Continue reading
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (September 19, 2012) – The International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Championship bout between Devon Alexander and Randall Bailey has been added to boxing’s debut event at Brooklyn, New York’s Barclays Center on Saturday, October 20. An already star-studded fight card now features four compelling world championship bouts with titlists in the 140, 147 and 160-pound divisions defending their belts. An undercard featuring the most promising and talented New York fighters rounds out a historic night as world championship boxing returns to Brooklyn for the first time since 1931. Continue reading
Randall Bailey suffers injury sparring, fight with Alexander to be moved to October 20th or 27th – News
By Rob Smith: The September 8th match-up between IBF welterweight champion Randall Bailey (43-7, 37 KO’s) and Devon Alexander (23-1, 13 KO’s) has been rescheduled to either October 20th on the Barclays card in Brooklyn, New York or October 27th due to Bailey suffering an injury during a sparring session this week, according to RingTV. It’s definitely bad news if you were looking forward to this fight, but adding Alexander-Bailey to the already loaded Barclays card will definitely help. Continue reading
NEW YORK (Aug. 30, 2012) — Randall Bailey defends his International Boxing Federation (IBF) welterweight title against former World Champion Devon Alexander on Saturday, Sept. 8, in the main event on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The fight is still over a week away, but if these confident boxers had their way, they’d fight tonight.
“Oh, yeah, I’m definitely ready to rock ‘n roll,” said Alexander from his camp in Fort Charles, Mo. “Let’s do it now. I’m really anxious to get in there and prove to a lot of people that I am one of the best.”
Added Bailey from his training camp in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: “I’ve never felt better and I’m ready to fight this guy right now. When I hit him right, it’s going to be goodnight.” Continue reading
Thank you, everyone. Just wanted to get it quickly turn it over to our fighters for today. First of all I would like to introduce David Itskowitch of Golden Boy Promotions who will give an overview on our upcoming fight, September 8th at Hard Rock. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES (August 15, 2012) – What do you get when you match up one of boxing’s best athletes and tacticians with a man considered to be the most devastating puncher in the sport today? A fight that can’t miss. That will be the case when former World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” and International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion Randall Bailey square off on Saturday, September 8,in a 12-round battle for Bailey’s title at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Continue reading
KEY WEST, Fla. (August 14, 2012) – The “Conch” population increased last month when the City of Key West declared July 28, 2012, as “Randall Bailey Day,” honoring local favorite Randall “The Knockout King” Bailey, the reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) Welterweight World Champion. Continue reading