Panin KOs ex-champ Alexander in two

Middleweight “Super Bad” Vlad Panin (19-1, 11 KOs) scored a second round KO over former two-division world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (27-9-1, 14 KOs) on Friday night at the River Cree Resort Casino in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In round two, Panin dropped Alexander with a short left hand. Alexander got up, argued that the punch was behind the head, then took a knee. At that point the fight was immediately halted. Time was 1:52. Five straight losses now for the 37-year-old Alexander, whose last W came in 2017.

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  • What is he still doing fighting, had a good run what seems like many moons ago. Guess he needs the money

  • One of the downsides of combat is seeing a once capable fighter wither down to easy pickings. Devon’s problems were outside of the ring. He had it all, the looks, the skills, decent power, but we all have demons. If he’s still fighting, it must be for monetary reasons. I wish him nothing but the best. Hopefully, he can have a few good fights against well matched, non-threatening fighters so he can line up a decent check before calling it quits.

    • What the hell are you speaking of, the guy is done! If he fought guys with no wins they have a chance at beating him, his career is another sad case in boxing and life in general I don’t know what the hell you need to see. Really!

  • It’s never enough money, as according to the CDC, he has until the age of 71 before he expires. How does he make a living for the next 34 years? Boxing gives and it takes.

  • Further evidence is that Ivan redkach beat Alexander in 2019 by knockout. We just saw redkach look like crud on Wednesday. It’s time Devon to find a different occupation. If he is truly past his struggles then he should really go out and help others with the same problems he once had.

    • Killa King was to remain silent on this one….but I agree….you dont play boxing….this is a noble gladiator sport ….and you can lose your life in the ring….honor the sport….time to lead others

  • James Toney recently made a statement where he said he said he hated when fans suggested a fighter retire when they start losing. He said it’s up to the fighter to make that decision. He stated that fighters have good nights and bad nights and could come back from losses. I see his point, but in Alexanders case, he hasnt won a fight in 7 years, is 37 years old, and is fighting 3 divisions above his weight when he was a World champion. Who are we to tell Devon Alexander how he should go about earning a living, but the governing bodies are there to protect the fighters and preserve the integrity of the sport. At a certain point, it becomes unethical to allow some fighters to continue to fight. I know California and New York are very strict as to who they continue to license. I was at an Audley Harrison card in San Jose, CA back in 2005 where Luisito Espinosa was supposed to fight on the undercard. The CA boxing commission would not clear him to fight and I ended up sitting right next to him watching the fights. They look out for the fighters where some states and commissions around the world could care less just as long as money is to be made.

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