Devon Alexander welcome at St. Louis hall

Devon Alexander welcome at St. Louis hall

Undefeated WBC/IBF 140-pound world champion Devon Alexander “The Great” closed up training camp in Las Vegas on Sunday and flew to St. Louis  to kick off Fight Week festivities where he was welcomed with a “Homecoming Celebration” at City Hall hosted by President of the St. Louis City Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed and Cedric The Entertainer.

Chuck Berry, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill  (Missouri) were also in attendance along with hundreds of invited guests.  Shown in the photos from the Rotunda of historic St. Louis City Hall are:  Devon Alexander, his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric The Entertainer.

Alexander will face former WBA super lightweight champion Andriy Kotelnik, from Lviv, Ukraine, on Saturday in the main event of Don King’s world championship tripleheader at Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Photo Credit:  Bob Barton

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