Devon Alexander was born in St. Louis Missouri in the United States on February 10th in 1987. As an amateur Alexander compiled an outstanding record of 300 wins against just 10 losses. In 2004 at the tender age of 17 Alexander turned pro. After beginning his career 18-0 he had his first world title shot and stopped his opponent in the 8th round to win his first world title – the WBC light welterweight championship. In his next fight he won the IBF light welterweight world title. He suffered his first defeat in 2011 losing both title but would win the IBF welterweight world title a few fights later.