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2018

Devaun Lee bids to end Vaughan Alexander’s perfect run at MSG

Kovalev v Mikhalkin 02/03/2018
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Top middleweight prospect Devaun Lee, (10-2-1, 5 KO’s) of Queens, New York will face undefeated Vaughn Alexander, (11-0-0, 8 KO’s) this Saturday night, March 3 at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

The ten-round clash will be part of an exciting non-televised undercard highlighted by the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title fight between Champion Sergey Kovalev and challenger Igor Mikhalkin in the main event.

At today’s weigh-in, Lee tipped the scales at 172.8 while Alexander weighed in at 167.8.

“This is a great fight for Devaun and I’m thrilled that he jumped at it when we asked,” Evander Holyfield of The Real Deal Boxing. “He’s a last-minute replacement but he’s always in the gym training and when the opportunity called he was ready.”

“I’ve stressed with every fighter we work with since we started this company a year ago,‘stay ready so you don’t have to get ready’ and now it’s Devaun’s time to shine.”

The event on Saturday night is promoted by Main Events. “We’re very grateful to Main Events for this opportunity and their professionalism in working with us.” Said Eric Bentley, COO of The Real Deal Boxing.

Lee is returning to battle following the biggest win of his four-year career, a third-round knockout of Carlos Jairo Cruz on December 2, 2017 in the Dominican Republic which earned him the vacant WBA Fedacaribe Middleweight Title.

Previously, Lee had stopped former world title challenger Giovanni Lorenzo in the fourth round on September 9, 2017 in Queens.

Brother of former world champion Devon Alexander, St. Louis native Vaughn Alexander is returning to battle following a seventh-round knockout of former world title challenger Elvin Ayala on October 5, 2017.

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