Devon Alexander won an unanimous decision over Walter Castillo tonight in the main event on the PBC on FS1 card. It was his first fight in nearly two years and it was apparent he was in against an outmatched opponent. From the beginning of the fight Alexander took control by utilizing his jab, which is good for a fighter trying to shake the ring rust after coming back from a long layoff.
In the second round he landed a beautiful 4 punch combo that dropped Castillo as the round came to end. In the third it was more of the same as Alexander moved and box beautifully while easily controlling the pace of the fight.
By the sixth round he seemed much more comfortable and even coming forward with his hands down. He would coast from there never letting Castillo make it an ugly fight and keeping it in the middle of the ring. He never once had to deviate from his game plan as he kept Castillo at bay simply by establishing his jab, using good movement and staying in position.
In the post fight interview Alexander said, “he would like to fight as soon as possible”. When he was asked about Keith Thurman, who was ringside, he said that would be a fight he would like. He even went on to mention Errol Spence Jr. It was a good night for him and hopefully he can continue to build momentum with this win.
He fought his demons and won when battling an opioid addiction, now its full steam ahead but Thurman or Spence might be a little bit more than the St. Louis native is ready for.
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