Devon Alexander vs Victor Ortiz
Both better known for their losses than their wins, Devon Alexander and Victor Ortiz, both 31, both having won one fight since their latest defeat, meet in Texas for a bout which could be a final shot for the winner.
The fighters battle it out for 12 rounds. The general consensus is that Devon Alexander has won by a landslide, most give Ortiz 2-3 rounds, but surprisingly, when it goes to the officials, they declare the fight a draw, leaving both guys with careers (future opportunity wise) no better or worse off than before the fight.
"I absolutely thought I won the fight. The last few rounds I probably gave him, but I thought I outlanded him in the 12th. I thought I did enough to win. I gave him three rounds. My game plan was to be smart. Victor always has problems with people that are faster and have more ring IQ. I wanted to put him in the state of mind that he can't win. Victor is a former champion, and I knew he'd come to fight. He's towards the end of his career so I didn't think it'd be easy. But I definitely thought I edged it out," Devon Alexander said."I thought the decision was a little off. I thought I did enough to win. The first few rounds were a little complicated. He's a great boxer and he was timing me just right. I wasn't leaving the line of fire. I started pressuring and countering him more as the fight went on. I think I took control of the fight in the second half of the fight. I wanted to box the boxer, but I had to make it kind of a brawl. He was going to outpoint me if I didn't. The eye was tough to overcome. I can't really see out of it. I really had to listen to my corner," Victor Ortiz said."This was my first draw, and I hate it. It's a bad feeling because I thought I won, but we'll go back to the drawing board and get better. I would love a rematch. That's up to my team to see what's next, but I'll fight anybody. I'm a real fighter," Devon Alexander said."A rematch would be awesome. If both teams agree and the fans want it, let's make it happen," Victor Ortiz said.