Former two-division world champion Devon Alexander is back on the hunt for a world title.
Alexander will return to the ring on Saturday night when he faces Luke Santamaria as part of a PBC on FOX triple header from The Armory in Minneapolis.
The event is led by a welterweight collision between the undefeated Eimantas Stanionis and former world champion Luis Collazo.
Alexander (27-6-1, 14 KOs) has been out of the ring since June 2019 – when he suffered a surprising knockout defeat by Ivan Redkach. A year earlier he had let Andre Berto fall a split decision and fought for a draw with Victor Ortiz.
The last time Alexander took a win was in 2017, with a ten-round decision over Walter Castillo.
34-year-old Alexander wants to revive his career with a big win against Santamaria, who lost to Paul Kroll in October 2020.
“I thank Luke for taking up this challenge. I’m just here to remove some rust and get back into the fight for the title. That’s my goal. I feel good, I feel strong, and I’m happy. That is the most important thing. ” Cant wait to get in and show off. I still see a few more years ahead of me. I have to endure one fight after the other and take care of Luke on Saturday, “said Alexander.
“I’m myself again. I’m fast and explosive, with power. I’m known as a boxer puncher, so you’ll see a bit of everything on Saturday. This is his biggest chance in so far [Santamaria’s] Career. I’m pretty sure he’s ready and coming to fight. Everyone I fight knows they have to be ready. He knows I have a name. Every time a fighter enters the ring he is a threat. I have to treat him like that. “