Underdog Boxing Picks: Bradley-Alexander

Two fighters. No defeats. Two titles on the line.

Those nine words are the best words to describe the fight between Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander in a nutshell.

Both fighters are undefeated. Bradley has won all of his 26 fights and 11 of those wins came via knockout. Alexander on the other hand has won all of his 21 fights, ending 13 of those within the distance. With Bradley and Alexander, the boxing world is going to get a high-quality fight between two of the very best fighters in their division.

Bradley, who holds the WBO title, is recognized as the best light welterweight in the world while Alexander, the owner of the WBC title, is ranked third, just behind WBA champion Amir Khan.

A fight between two undefeated fighters is almost always guaranteed to be good because both fighters would not want to give up their clean record. But a fight between two undefeated fighters who are world champions will be tremendous. Both Bradley and Alexander are highly skilled technical fighters who have a high work-rate. They may lack in one punch knockout power but they are by no means feather-fisted.

Bradley is coming off a big win over Luis Carlos Abregu while Alexander defeated Andriy Kotelnik in his last fight. Both fighters won by unanimous decisions.

Both these guys have practically the same fight plan. Not much power but they punch a lot and both are very skilled technically. However, I’m leaning towards Bradley because he is more refined at this stage of their careers.

My pick is Bradley by unanimous decision.

Catch the WBO and WBC unification in the light welterweight division between Timothy Bradley and Devon Alexander on January 30, 1 pm, on Solar Sports. This fight will be replayed on the same day at 7 pm, on January 31 at 1:30 pm, on February 2 at 9 am, and on February 6 at 1 pm.

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