Purdy Fails to Make Weight for Alexander Fight

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Purdy Fails to Make Weight for Alexander Fight
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Lee Purdy of England failed to make the 147-pound weight limit at Friday's weigh-in, one day before he was scheduled to challenge welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander of St. Louis on Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. The fight -- the co-feature on a Showtime card (9 p.m. ET/PT) headlined by the nontitle fight at 141 pounds between junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson and interim titleholder Lucas Matthysse -- still will go on.

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