As the webmaster of this page, it is hard to refrain from being biased as i personally know the boxer and person who is DeVaun Lee. I will share as usual the various media posts from different boxing outlets to shed light on the situation, but not without first stating my opinion. DeVaun “Unique” Lee is now 10-3-1 with 5 KO’s as a professional, he has never turned down an opportunity to display his talent; and his hard work put in training has matched that. What happened March 3rd 2018 was the exposing of an A-side fighter by Lee…an opponent who came in on a days notice. Vaughn Alexander is a Main Events fighter, he has climbed back in the ring to get back the time loss so many years ago and should be commended for such; however in the videos posted below it is evident that he is not the better boxer. The argument could be said that Lee shouldn’t have taken the fight, but who are we to judge when Alexander’s people pulled out in January in the middle of his camp and another opponent lined up for March 10th decided he would retire than to face Lee. Facts aside, i believe Lee’s performance warrants a rematch even though the judges tallied their scorecards before the bout was over; with a full camp and a contracted weight of 160 lbs Unique would have his hand raised at the end. I ask everyone here who reads this posts, watches the fight, and thinks that Lee should get a fair shake to reach out to Alexander and the great people at Main Events to get the Southside Kid another shot to show what he’s made of!
“Super middleweight prospect Vaughn Alexander won a lopsided ten-round unanimous decision against Devaun Lee in the final fight of the non-televised portion of the card. Alexander (12-0, 8 KO’s) was thought to be a big hitter before the fight but he appeared to have difficulty connecting with anything overly powerful down the stretch (although he did seem to stun Lee temporarily in the final round). Judges scores read 98-92, 97-93 and 96-94. Lee (10-3-1, 5 KO’s) tried to box and move but backed up too much to impress the judges.” – Fightnews
“Vaughn “Da Animal” Alexander(12-0, 8 KOs) of St. Louis, Missouri remained undefeated in his second appearance at Madison Square Garden, 14 years after his original 2004 victory. Alexander won a ten-round unanimous decision over a tough as nails Devaun Lee(10-3-1, 5 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York, who took the fight on barely two days’ notice.
The tough middleweights traded to the body from early in the bout. Alexander snapped Lee’s head with shots, but due credit to the local favorite for hanging tough. “It was good to put in the rounds. I got the victory, I’m looking forward to fighting again.”
The 32-year-old Alexander picked up his career where he left off after serving an 11-year prison sentence. “It was good to be here as a more mature, experienced fighter.” –WBN
“Vaughn Alexander (12-0) scored a hard-fought ten round unanimous decision victory over Devaun Lee (10-3-1, 5 KOs) at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on the Sergey Kovalev-Igor Mikhalkin undercard. The official scores at ringside were 97-93, 96-94, 98-92.
At the times the bout was more street fight than sweet science, but Alexander landed the harder shots and threw more combinations than the Queens, New York native Lee who was a last minute substitute when Alexander’s original opponent Jaime Solario dropped out days before the bout.
The 32-year-old Alexander had Lee fighting off the ropes throughout the bout and went to the body to slow down Lee’s movement. Lee was unable to muster together more than a two-punch combination at any time in the bout leaving an opening for Alexander to land his punches almost at will.
By the fifth round Lee seemed winded and Alexander went to work on the body in an effort to hurt Lee and send him home early. Lee gutted trough punishment and was resigned to just make Alexander miss rather than forge an offensive attack of his own.
Lee conserved his energy for the last round where he attempted to make his last stand by starting to let his hands go and actually land power punches that moved Alexander around the ring. Alexander, sensing the momentum of bout shifting at this late stage began moving side to side to make Lee miss the most dangerous of the punches thrown.
For Alexander, the older brother of former world champion Devon, this marked his seventh bout since his career was suddenly stalled by an eleven-year prison sentence. Alexander said the layoff helped preserve his body so he is not the average 32-year-old boxer who may be on the decline.” – BoxingScene
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