Devon Alexander vs Lucas Matthysse: RESULTS, SCORES & RING QUOTES FROM ST. CHARLES, MO.

Devon Alexander vs  Lucas Matthysse: RESULTS, SCORES & RING QUOTES FROM ST. CHARLES, MO.

Post-Fight Ring Quotes

Devon Alexander: “Matthysse is a rough and tough fighter.  I brought the fight out in me because people had their doubts about my abilities as a boxer.

“The knockdown [first of his career] was a flash knockdown [in the fourth round].  I had to pull it out.  I was having flashbacks from my last fight with Bradley, and I wasn’t going to lose two fights in a row.  As a matter of fact, I’m never going to lose again.”

Kevin Cunningham: (trainer and manager of Devon Alexander) “I didn’t enjoy watching a rugged, tough guy like Matthysse in there with my fighter.  I knew it was gonna be tough.  I didn’t want to see my fighter trading with a puncher like Matthysse, but because of all the criticism he took after the Bradley fight, he felt he had something to prove in his hometown.

“I think when Devon reviews the tape of the fight, he’ll see that he was at his most effective when he was using his boxing skills to the fullest.”


Lucas Matthysse: “I gave it my all.  It was a tough fight but I thought I won.  Once again, I was robbed.  He’s lucky he won the fight.  I thought when I put him down, I’d finish him off but I couldn’t.”

Tavoris Cloud: “Yusaf Mack is a good fighter.  I can’t take nothing away from him.  I just caught him with some good shots.

 “If you noticed, he was tiring down.  I heard him breathing hard during the last three rounds.  I was telling him, ‘You’re tired, aren’t you?’
 “The whole game plan was to go to the body.  He wasn’t hurting me.  I knew he was a bouncy-bouncy guy, an in-and-out guy.  I wore him down with body shots and took him out.
 “Jean Pascal is here tonight.  If he’s ready, I’m ready.  I’m ready for anybody.”

Yusaf Mack:  “He kept clipping me on the top of the head. I kept telling the ref about it but he only warned him once. The ref told me to stop holding him. 

“I thought my plan was working well. 

 “The first shot in the corner dazed me but it was on the top of the head. The final punch was on top of the head also.”

Bermane Stiverne:  “I knew he was going to try and box me but he often drops his right hand.  I kept listening to his corner.  Whatever they said, he did.  So I started anticipating that.  It became a big advantage for me.
 “I was a little too lax but I felt good tonight.  I was looking for the perfect shot instead of establishing my jab.  The perfect shot did come in the 10th round.  It was a short shot, a half-hook right hand that did him in.”
 I’m on my way to my first world championship.  I can feel it.  I still have a lot to learn and I can get better.”

Ray Austin:  “I was waiting ‘til he [the referee] reached eight [in his count during the 10th round]. In the dressing room before the fight, he told me as long as I am up by nine it would be OK.  Then I got up and bounced around to let him know I was ready. So I got up at eight and bounced around on my feet to let him know I was ready and he stopped the fight. How many rounds do you think I won? [Austin was winning on two cards at the time of the stoppage.] 

Ryan Coyne:  “There was a reason David McNemar had never been defeated before tonight.  He’s a good fighter, tough opponent, tough guy.

“It was very hard to adjust to his style on such short notice after preparing all camp for Guillermo Jones [WBA cruiserweight champion, who was injured the week before the fight].

“Thanks to all my loyal fans who showed up to support me tonight.  I will be in my first world championship fight very soon.”

David McNemar:  [McNemar was in his locker room after the fight, face down and bawling. After a few minutes, he composed himself.] “Fuckin pussy! Tell me how I lost that fight. Did he outwork me?  I came to St Louis on six days’ notice. I sparred twice.  I won that fight.
 

“To be so close to having them give me those belts so I could have taken it home to Parkersburg, West Virginia.
 “What big shots [from Coyne]? He doesn't hit hard. I want to fight him again [This was McNemar’s first fight since 2007).]

Cornelius Bundrage: “I was happy with my performance but I felt I could have done better.  Sechew is a good fighter.  He’s rated higher than me in Ring Magazine.   It was a hard fight but I refuse to lose.  I grinded him out.  All credit to god.”
Sechew Powell: “It was a god fight. He fought just like we thought he would. I didn’t follow the game plan. I should have thrown more combinations.”

Cory Spinks: “I was a little rusty but I had a good time out there tonight.  Shakir Ashanti gave me some good work and it was great to be fighting in my hometown.

“This whole week has been inspirational for me.  I think I can win another world championship, and the road started tonight.”

SHOW ME SOMETHING GREAT

…IN THE ‘SHOW ME’ STATE!

The Family Arena ● St. Charles, Missouri
Saturday, June 25, 2011 ● HBO

SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION
10 ROUNDS (Presented in association with Golden Boy Promotions)

SPLIT DECISION
DEVON ALEXANDER “The Great”
LUCAS MATTHYSSE
Former Unified WBC/IBF 140-Pound Champion
WBO No. 3-Ranked/WBO Intercontinental Champion
St. Louis, Mo.
Trelew, Argentina
21-1 (13 KOs)
28-1 (26 KOs)
139 ½
140
IBF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 ROUNDS (Presented in association with Bash Boxing/Lights Out Promotions)

TKO 8 – 2:57
TAVORIS “Thunder” CLOUD
YUSAF “Mack Attack” MACK
Undefeated IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
IBF No. 1-Ranked Mandatory & USBA Champion
Tallahassee, Fla.
Philadelphia, Pa.
21-0 (18 KOs)
29-3-2 (17 KOs)
175
174 ¼
WBC SILVER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 ROUNDS

TKO 10 – :43
BERMANE “B-Ware” STIVERNE
RAY “The Rainman” AUSTIN
WBC No. 7-Ranked & WBC International/WBC-USNBC Champion WBC No. 4-Ranked Heavyweight
Miami, Fla. (Haiti)
Cleveland, Ohio
20-1-1 (19 KOs)
28-5-4 (18 KOs)
238 ½
238
WBC USNBC Cruiserweight Championship / WBA Fedelatin Cruiserweight Title
12 ROUNDS

UNANIMOUS DECISION
RYAN “The Irish Outlaw” COYNE
“King” DAVID McNEMAR
Undefeated WBC-USNBC Cruiserweight Champion
Undefeated Contender
St. Louis, Mo.
Parkersburg, W.Va.
16-0 (6 KOs)
13-0 (10 Kos)
193 ¾
198
IBF JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 ROUNDS

UNANIMOUS DECISON
CORNELIUS “K9” BUNDRAGE
IBF Junior Middleweight Champion
Detroit, Mich.
30-4 (18 KOs)

SECHEW “Iron Horse” POWELL
IBF No. 1-Ranked Mandatory Challenger
Brooklyn, N.Y.
26-2 (15 KOs)

152 ½

6/26/11

UNANIMOUS DECISION
CORY “The Next Generation” SPINKS
Five-Time World Champion
St. Louis, Mo.
37-6 (11 KOs)
160 ½

UNANIMOUS DECISION
NELSON LINARES
Undefeated Southpaw
Barinas, Venezuela
19-0-1 (12 KOs)
184 ½

TKO – 1 – 2:55
OMAR “Oh!” HENRY
Undefeated Prospect
Chicago, Il.
10-0 (8 KOs)
160 ¾

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT ATTRACTION
10 ROUNDS

SHAKIR ASHANTI
Slick Tar Heel
New Bern, N.C.
16-10 (4 KOs)
160 ¼
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION
8 ROUNDS

JOSE SPEARMAN
Bad Buckeye
Columbus, Ohio
28-16-5 (11 KOs)
177
JUNIOR MIDDLEWEIGHT ATTRACTION
4 ROUNDS

CHRIS TYLER
Hometown Spoiler
St. Louis, Mo.
2-4-1 (1 KO)
159
LIGHTWEIGHT ATTRACTION
8 ROUNDS

TKO 5 – 1:50
YURI ROMANOV
Belarussian Contender
Minsk, Belarus
21-2 (14 KOs)
138

TKO 2 – 2:33
CHAEN “Checkmate” CHESS
Pro Debut
Cincinnati, Ohio
0-0
217

DARIEN FORD
Bayou Brawler
New Orleans, La.
11-20 (4 KOs)
138 ¾
HEAVYWEIGHT ATTRACTION
4 ROUNDS

MICHAEL LUNSFORD
Bluegrass Battler
Loyall, Ky.
0-4
289 ½
CRUISERWEIGHT ATTRACTION
8 ROUNDS

TKO 2 – :42
VALERY BRUDOV
Former Interim WBA Cruiserweight Champion
Pskov, Russia
38-3 (27Kos)
194 ½

JIMMIE FRANKLIN
Rough & Ready
Topeka, Kansas
9-13-2 (5 KOs)
199 ½

(OFFICIALS & SCORES, PAGE 3)
MISSOURI OFFICE OF ATHLETICS – Administrator, Tim Lueckenhoff
Ringside Physicians: Drs. Reynal Caldwell & Wendell Becton – Timekeepers: Steve Holley & Jack Martorelli

SUPER WELTERWEIGHT MAIN EVENT – ALEXANDER vs. MATTHYSSE
Referee: Rafael Ramos, Tex.
Judge: Carlos Colon, P.R.
96-93 A
Judge: Brett Miller, Kan.
96-93 M
Judge: Denny Nelson, Minn.
95-94 A

IBF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – CLOUD vs. MACK
IBF Supervisor: Anibal Miramontes
Referee: Sam Williams, Mich.
Judge: Jerry Griffin, Mo.
66-67 M
Judge: Fran Bechan, Iowa
68-65 C
Judge: Adalaide Byrd, Nev.
67-66 M

WBC SILVER HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – STIVERNE vs. AUSTIN
WBC Supervisor: Robert Lenhardt
Referee: Mike England, Mo.
Judge: Barbara Madison, Mo.
85-85
Judge: Oren Shellenberger, Tex. 86-84 A
Judge: Gale Van Hoy, Tex.
86-84 A

WBC-USNBC/WBA FEDELATIN CHAMPIONSHIP – COYNE vs. McNEMAR
IBF Supervisor: Robert Lenhardt
Referee: Steve Smoger, N.J.
Judge: Jerry Griffin, Mo.
115-113 C
Judge: Jackson Harper, Mo.
115-113 C
Judge: Robert Hecko, Ill.
116-112 C

IBF JUNIOR MIDDLWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP – BUNDRAGE vs. POWELL
IBF Supervisor: Anibal Miramontes
Referee: Earnest Sharif, Penn.
Judge: Patricia Jarman, Nev.
115-113 B
Judge: Shafeeq Rashada, N.J.
119-109 B
Judge: Joe Pasquale, N.J.
117-111 B

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