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“I made it my point to become something in life … A lot of people didn’t make it out, but I did.” – Devon Alexander
Former Two-Division World Champion Devon Alexander “The Great” (26-2, 14 KOs) has seen it all. Growing up in the rough streets of St. Louis, Alexander was constantly surrounded by gangs, drugs and violence. The southpaw was determined to go to school, stay in the gym and make a life for himself despite his dire surroundings. Heading into the biggest fight of his career, “The Great” looks to give the people of St. Louis something to cheer about. Check out this video to take a peek into the life of the former world champion and don’t miss Alexander’s return to the ring against British superstar and former Unified Super Lightweight World Champion Amir “King” Khan (29-3,19 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 13, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
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“ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander,” a 12-round welterweight bout for the WBC Silver Welterweight Title, is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Khan Promotions and The Great Promotions and is sponsored by Corona Extra, AT&T and Mexico – Live It To Believe It! The event will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. and will air on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT). In the co-main event, Keith Thurman defends his interim WBA Welterweight World Title against Leonard Bundu. Additionally, Abner Mares will face Jose Ramirez in a 10-round featherweight bout and opening the telecast, Jermall Charlo will meet Lenny Bottai in a 12-round IBF Junior Middleweight Title eliminator. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will also be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP). Preliminary bouts will be televised on SHOWTIME EXTREME (7 p.m. ET/PT).