In a welterweight showdown, hometown hero Devon Alexander (22-1, 13 KOs), who as a child found refuge from the hardscrabble Hyde Park section of St. Louis in a boxing gym, takes on the formidable Marco Maidana (31-2, 28 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a scheduled ten-round contest. A former junior welterweight champ, Alexander brings speed and effective combinations to the ring. Bouncing back from his only pro loss to Timothy Bradley with a victory over Lucas Matthysse, he is moving up to the talent-rich 147-pound division with the ultimate goal of capturing another title.
Maidana, known for his exciting style and knockout power, returns to the U.S. after a memorable victory over Eric Morales in April 2011, which followed his narrow decision loss to Amir Khan in 2010’s consensus Fight of the Year. A decisive win could reestablish Maidana on the boxing landscape.
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HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise begins a new season with a double dose of action when HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: DEVON ALEXANDER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA AND ADRIEN BRONER VS. ELOY PEREZ is seen SATURDAY, FEB. 25 at 10:00 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT), from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, exclusively on HBO. The team of Bob Papa, Max Kellerman and Roy Jones Jr. will be ringside for the event, which will be available in HDTV, closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired and presented in Spanish on HBO Latino.