Undefeated Devon Alexander “The Great” stunned Juan “Iron Twins” Urango with two knockdowns in the eighth round that led to a spectacular technical knockout win

Undefeated Devon Alexander “The Great” stunned Juan “Iron Twins” Urango with two knockdowns in the eighth round that led to a spectacular technical knockout win.  Alexander took Urango’s IBF title at 140 pounds and added it to his WBC super lightweight championship.

Post-Fight Ring Quotes

Devon Alexander: “My coach told me to stay focused when Urango started bleeding [from the nose in the third round].  My coach said, ‘Don’t stand there and get hit.’

“His [Urango’s] punches did not hurt at all.  I was surprised by that.  Speed kills everything and that’s what I have.

“We trained all camp throwing the right uppercut.”  Kevin Cunningham [trainer and manager] to Devon Alexander: “Did you hear me yell to you to throw the uppercut?”  Alexander: “Yeah, I heard you!” Cunningham:  “I told Devon to throw the uppercut, and he heard me.  It was the magic shot.  We trained all camp to throw that punch.  We used speed to set up the power.”

Alexander: “I can beat anyone: Zab, Timothy Bradley, you name it.  I want to come back to St. Louis and sell out the Scottrade center.  I’m coming back to good old St. Lou with two world titles.  This is very sweet.”

Juan Urango: “I’m very happy and satisfied with my performance tonight.  Devon is a great champion and he came out and did his job.  I performed well but Devon won tonight.”

Derric Rossy: “Page is a crafty, veteran fighter that can take a punch, no doubt about it.  He knew how to take away the space I need to land my best shots.  I dropped a big right hand on him in the sixth round and had him down and almost out.  I think I tried too hard for the knockout instead of just letting it come.

“I could have let my hands go more in the closing rounds, but, like I said, he’s a crafty guy.”

Zack Page: “I wasn’t as good as I wanted to be tonight.  I wasn’t in my best condition.  I know that now.  Rossy is a good fighter.  He deserved the win tonight.”

Ryan Coyne: “I had him [Paul Jennette] hurt and almost out four of five times.  I wish I could have knocked him out, but my power is getting better.  I’ve been working with a strength and conditioning coach and it’s starting to come.  I’m undefeated with 14 wins, so I’m happy.

“He [Jennette] came to fight, had a good chin and was in condition, but so am I.”

WBC/IBF SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION

12 ROUNDS (Presented in association with Warriors Boxing & GYM)

TKO 8 – 1:12

DEVON ALEXANDER “The Great” Defeats JUAN URANGO

WBC Super Lightweight Champion    IBF Junior Welterweight World Champion

St. Louis, Mo.       Cooper City, Fla. (Colombia)

19-0 (12 KOs)       22-2-1 (17 KOs)

139 ¼         139 ¾

WBC USNBC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

12 ROUNDS (Presented with Final Forum)

UNANIMOUS DECISION

DERRIC ROSSY Defeats ZACK “Attack” PAGE

USNBC Champion & WBC No. 9-Ranked Heavyweight  Rugged Spoiler

Medford, New York      Warren, Ohio

24-2 (14 KOs)       20-27-2 (7 KOs)

236 ¼         208

JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT ATTRACTION

8 ROUNDS

MAJORITY DECISION

STEVE FORBES Defeats HARRISON CUELLO

Respected Contender      Dangerous Puncher

Las Vegas, Nev.       Bronx, N.Y. (Dominican Republic)

34-7 (10 KOs)       18-12-3 (14 KOs)

142        142

CRUISERWEIGHT ATTRACTION

8 ROUNDS

UNANIMOUS DECISION

RYAN “The Irish Outlaw” COYNE Defeats PAUL “Bomb Squad” JENNETTE

Undefeated Contender      Carolina Cruiser

St. Louis, Mo.        Greensboro, N.C.

13-0 (4 KOs)       11-2 (8 KOs)

191        194

CRUISERWEIGHT ATTRACTION

8 ROUNDS

TKO 1 – 2:59

WAYNE “Big Truck” BRAITHWAITE Defeats ADAM HARRIS

Former WBC Champion      Local Power-Puncher

Brooklyn, N.Y. (Guyana)      Worcester, Mass.

23-4 (19 KOs)       10-2 (7 KOs)

200        194

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION

6 ROUNDS

TKO 4 – 2:59

ANGELO “La Cobra” SANTANA Defeats DARIEN FORD

Undefeated Freedom-Fighting Prospect    Bayou Battler

Miami, Fla. (Cuba)      New Orleans, La.

7-0 (4 KOs)       11-18 (4 KOs)

144        147 ¼

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION

4 ROUNDS

SPLIT DRAW

ANTONIO SANCHEZ Draws with CALVIN PRITCHARD

Hot Prospect       Mid-Western Prospect

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico      Toledo, Ohio

2-0 (2 KOs)       0-1-1

142        139 ¼

LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION

4 ROUNDS

UNANIMOUS DECISION

ANDRES “Pajita” NAVARRO Defeats JAMES HOPE

Young Puncher       Carolina Prospect

Toa Baja, Puerto Rico      Rock Hill, South Carolina

4-2-1 (4 KOs)       4-4 (4 KOs)

136 ¼        142

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