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The next “Comeback Fighter of the Year” may well be Devon Alexander, an ex-champ who envisions a pathway back to relevance in the welterweight division, and now has all-time great Roy Jones Jr. to help him navigate that road.

Consider that Alexander fought twice in 2018, settling for a draw with Victor Ortiz, and losing a squeaky-close split decision to Andre Berto. He was leading both fights going into the later rounds, but, by his own assessment, ran out of gas.

With Roy Jones as his new trainer and cornerman, he’s headed for high altitude – Big Bear, Calif. (6,500 feet above sea level) to get the conditioning he needs, and recapture the magic that enabled him to beat Marcos Maidana, Lucas Matthysse, Junior Witter, and other elite fighters earlier in his career.

Alexander also candidly discusses his 2 ½- year battle with prescription painkillers – how he became addicted, what it took to recover, and how he plans to use that experience going forward.   

This is the Devon Alexander interview only. If you would like to hear the complete show, visit this link: https://thegruelingtruth.net/podcast/ringsideboxingshowstillhungrymotivated-guest-devon-alexander-enlists-roy-jones-jr-for-one-more-run/

Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.

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Dennis Taylor (host), Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (expert analysts), and Christopher James Shelton (boxing historian).

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Actor Ryan O'Neal says most of the stuff on his website about a stellar Golden Gloves boxing career was made up by Hollywood publicity people, but as a boxing fan, he's the real deal.

The star of "Love Story," "Barry Lyndon," "Paper Moon," and the TV series "Bones" joined us Dec. 14, 2014, to reminisce about the heyday of the Olympic Auditorium, the Clay-Liston fight in Miami, sparring with Norman Mailer and Joe Frazier, and why he didn't pursue Tuesday Weld as a 19-year-old actor on the set of "The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis."

This sensational interview is preceded by a lively roundtable-style discussion of the Showtime and HBO megashows (7 fights on the 2 competing networks) by expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti.

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Undefeated light welterweight world champion Devon Alexander grew up in the drug- and gang-infested Hyde Park neighborhood of North St. Louis, where, at age 7, he joined a boxing gym run by former police officer Kevin Cunningham. Of the 30-50 original fighters at Cunningham's gym, eight are dead and a dozen went to jail, but Alexander, one of 13 children in his family, rose above it to become one of the most-electrifying young fighters of his time. Enjoy this fascinating in-depth interview with both Alexander and Cunningham from our Oct. 17, 2010 Ringside Boxing Show.

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