Timothy Bradley vs. Devon Alexander: What's Next for Alexander?

edgar solorzano@edgarsolorzano2Contributor IIIJanuary 30, 2011

ST. LOUIS - JULY 8:  Devon Alexander (L) shakes hands with referee Tim Adams after Alexander defeated Tyler Ziolkowski by TKO in the first round on July 8, 2006 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Not too long ago, fight fans witnessed a fight that was supposed to be fireworks and full of action. Current WBC and WBO World Light Welterweight Champion, Timothy Bradley successfully conquered the once undefeated warrior Alexander "The Great." 

A warrior who many favored and believed he was going to successfully continue to conquer other warriors and built his own empire in the world of boxing.

Not too many fans are happy with the way the fight turned out. There were a few accidental head-butts that caused Devon Alexander to surrender, while many people believed he could have kept going or perhaps didn't want to continue to fight a battle he could have still won.

People are starting to question Alexander's greatness since many believe he should have two L's in his record, one against Tim Bradley and the other against former WBA light welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik.

The truth is he is not great yet and still a student of the game. Devon, 23,  is a young warrior that will continue to get better as he keeps learning from those mistakes that will make him a better warrior.

A loss won't hurt his Boxing career, Devon fought a talented warrior that came to win a battle for his legacy. Alexander did not lose by KO nor TKO; and did not get knocked down.

However, Devon Alexander didn't use his upper-cut at all, an upper-cut that has gotten many fighters in trouble. How was he supposed to win a battle without his main weapon? That's like having the real Alexander "The Great" conquer without his bronze swords.

Devon will most likely work extremely hard for his next fight to get his respect back. As the majority of the people are aware; the time you put in at training is what will show on fight night.

I know people like to talk about what's next for the champion and who will he fight. Timothy Bradley could possibly fight Amir Khan next. But who will Alexander fight? 

I believe Alexander will end up fighting Marcos "El Chino" Maidana, since Maidana lost in  December against the British champ.

If Alexander ever steps in the ring against Maidana, it would be a good fight and a great opportunity for both fighters to prove something in order to face another top fighter.

The young Alexander failed to conquer his rival, but it doesn't mean is the end. Warriors are meant to prove people wrong.

Whether you believe this young warrior is overrated or a quitter, just remember that he will continue fighting and get better as he learns from past failures.

Devon has great talent, however, he is not tough enough yet. But in 3-4 years when failure knocks at his door... he will soon answer it and knock it out.

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