Al Bernstein analyzes the Vasyl Lomachenko and Devon Alexander wins
Jun 22 2014 2:31 PM
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Devon Alexander W UD Rd.10
Jesus Soto Karass
former two-division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs), of St. Louis, winning a hard-fought unanimous 10-round decision in a terrific, fast-paced scrap over determined Jesus Soto Karass (28-10-3, 18 KOs), of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Vasyl Lomachenko W MD Rd.12
Gary Russell Jr.
international amateur standout Vasyl Lomachenko (2-1, 1 KO), of Ukraine, won a hard-fought 12-round majority decision over previously undefeated yet untested Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., to capture the vacant WBO world 126-pound crown.

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The Commish says:

You could just tell how much fun Big Al was having on Showtime calling V-Lo v Gary Russell. It's one I'm gonna' keep for the archives. I think V-Lo is going to go down as a great.

As for Gary Russell, I truly believe there's a title waiting to be won by him.

Last Saturday, I think we all wanted to be Al Bernstein.

-Randy G.

thegreyman says:

Great analysis form Al.

Must say I disagree Commish- I don't rate Russell much after last night. Yes, when you're outmatched like that, it's tough for anyone to look good, but in a talent saturated featherweight division, I struggle to see him taking a belt.

By all means I hope he proves me wrong though.

Skibbz says:

I think with the right captain steering his ship he will undoubtedly get a shot. And when he gets the shot he has what it takes to take a belt. He may not become a glorified champion, but a beltholder I believe he will become one day… But today is not his day. It's all about Lomachenko right now.

Also I think Gary has too much personal feeling riding into this one. He had a point to prove, the spotlight was all on the flash amateur stand out not the 24-0 fighter for once. It must have been a bitter blow to his pride and he may have taken it to heart. All that time spent pushing himself in camp, then the moment came and he could barely look his opponent in the eye. I think he may have cracked before the first bell had been rung.. It certainly looked like it at times.