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Alexander decisions Soto Karass

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime

Photo: Esther Lin / Showtime

In the opener of the Showtime telecast, Mid West native Alexander outpointed rugged Mexican fighter Jesus Soto Karass in a mostly one-sided affair.

Karass was competitive in the outset of the welterweight fight, but Alexander returned fire and out-offense’d Karass, who was puuting in good body work, but ate shots due to a lack of head movement throughout the night. Karass has now lost three of his last five.

“Overall I’m happy with my performance,” said Alexander. “I’m my own worst critique, I wanted to shut him out. But he was a tough, tough competitor. I want to thank God, Al Haymon, my family and coach. We got it done St.  Louis.”

“He keeps coming, tough competitor,” added Alexander. I wanted to pace myself and see my punches more, instead of going out there and missing shots. I’m a good fighter with skills and I will be the best one day, I promise you.”

Alexander, (26-2, 14KO) looked sharp in his return after suffering his first defeat at the hands of upstart Shawn Porter and again enters himself in the most exciting division in the sport.

Scores were 97-93, 99-91 and 99-91

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