World Champion Devon Alexander journeyed from the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis, where he was one of 13 kids living under one roof, to a place as one of boxing’s brightest stars and an HBO headliner. FOX Sports Midwest tells Alexander’s story and chronicles his training for Saturday’s championship bout in Gateway To Greatness: The Devon Alexander Story.
This 30-minute, documentary-style special premieres Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. CT and replays Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m. on FOX Sports Midwest. St. Louis television personality Katie Felts hosts.
On Saturday at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Alexander faces Andriy Kotelnik for Alexander’s WBC and IBF junior welterweight championship belts. The centerpiece of Gateway To Greatness: The Devon Alexander Story is behind-the-scenes footage of Alexander’s preparation for Saturday’s fight. FOX Sports Midwest cameras follow Alexander in Las Vegas as he ran four miles up Mount Charleston (elevation 8,000 feet) at 6 a.m. and finishes his last week of training just off the Strip. The show also accompany Alexander as he returns to Hyde Park, and gets national experts’ perspectives on Alexander’s bright future in boxing.
Video clips from the show will be posted later today at FOXSportsMidwest.com. In addition, Alexander will participate in a live chat at FOXSportsMidwest.com tomorrow (Thursday, Aug. 5) at 1 p.m.
What: Gateway To Greatness: The Devon Alexander, a 30-minute documentary
When: Premieres Thursday, Aug. 5 at 7:30 p.m. CT
Replays Friday, Aug. 6 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 7 at 3 p.m.
Where: on FOX Sports Midwest