Devon Alexander’s Greatest Hits

By Boxing News on June 22, 2011
Devon Alexander

Devon Alexander grew up in the Hyde Park neighborhood of north St. Louis, in an area described as downtrodden, rough, gang- and drug-infested. Alexander joined the boxing gym that Kevin Cunningham, a former police officer turned trainer, founded in the basement of an old police station. Thirty kids joined the boxing program of Cunningham, who had hoped to keep the kids out of trouble. A stablemate of Alexander’s, Cory Spinks would become welterweight champion but at least eight are dead. A dozen have been arrested, including Alexander’s older brother Vaughn, a once promising prospect currently serving an 18-year prison sentence for robbery.

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