Alexander vs Ortiz Ends in a Draw – The Premier Boxing Champions was on FOX Saturday night and the main event featured Devon Alexander vs Victor Ortiz. The welterweight bout saw two men trying to put adversity behind them and regain career momentum. Alexander made a successful return last November after a two year absence, Ortiz (32-6-2) took a loss to rival Andre Berto in April of 2016 and he has fought just one time since.
Ortiz looked a little lost early in the fight but his performance improved in the last rounds and he fought hard the whole night. Alexander was the more consistent fighter, he landed more accurately, and he did more damage. The popular opinion saw Alexander as the winner but the judges perspective was different and the match ended up in a majority draw scored 114-114, 114-114, and 115-113 for Ortiz.
Check out highlights and more details in this latest TBC report.
Saturday, February 17th, 2018 – Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, TX
147 LBS 12 RDS: Devon Alexander vs Victor Ortiz Draw (114-114, 114-114, and 115-113 for Ortiz)
168 LBS 12 RDS: Caleb Plant def Rogelio Medina by UD (117-111, 119-109, 120-108)
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