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Devon Alexander was born on 10 February 1987, in St. Louis, Missouri USA, of African-American descent. He is a professional boxer, best known as a former World WBC and IBF Light- Welterweight champion.
So just how rich is Devon Alexander now? Sources state that Alexander has earned a net worth over $1.2 million, as of mid-2017. The main source of his wealth has been his boxing career.
Devon Alexander Net Worth $1.2 million
Alexander grew up in a St. Louis neighborhood infested with drugs and gangs, which he eventually escaped through boxing. His brother, Vaughn Alexander, is also a professional boxer. He began to train in the sport with former policeman Kevin Cunningham, in his gym located in the basement of an old police station. Alexander went on to achieve an excellent amateur career, with a record of 300-10. He won a number of national titles during this time, such as four Silver Glove championships and three PAL championships. He was also a Junior Golden Gloves and Junior Olympics national champion, a United States national champion in the 19-and-under division, and a United States light welterweight national champion, reaching the final round of the 2004 Olympic trials, where he was defeated by Rock Allen.
He turned pro in 2004 at the age of 17, winning over Vincent Torres by first round technical knockout. He went on to defeat Tyler Ziolkowski in 2006, winning the vacant WBC Youth welterweight title, so his net worth began to increase.
Alexander’s 2009 win over former WBO junior welterweight champion DeMarcus Corley by unanimous decision earned him the vacant WBC Continental Americas light welterweight title. The same year he won over Junior Vitter, earning the vacant WBC light welterweight title. His wealth grew larger.
In 2010 he defeated two-time champion Juan Urango by TKO in the eight round, and former WBA Light Welterweight champion Andreas Kotelnik by an unanimous decision. However, deciding not to face no. 1 contender Kaizer Mabuza that year stripped Alexander of the IBF Junior Welterweight title. The year 2011 saw the boxer facing his first lost as a professional, being defeated by Timothy Bradley by 10th round TD, losing his WBC light welterweight title. Shortly after, he won against Lucas Matthysse in a split decision.
The following year he moved up to welterweight, and went on to defeat the acclaimed Marcos Maidana, earning a title match with Ring Top 10 Welterweight Randall Bailey, so his popularity boosted; however, Bailey withdrew because of an injury. The two faced each other later that year, with Alexander winning the IBF Welterweight title by unanimous decision, his third world title in his second division. All contributed to his net worth. He went on to retain his title by defeating Lee Purdy, but then lost it to Shawn Porter by a unanimous decision.
The year 2014 saw him losing the WBC Silver Welterweight title, being defeated by Amir Khan by a unanimous decision, and he sustained another loss in 2015, being defeated by Aaron Martinez, which was his last fight.
When it comes to his private life, Alexander is quite secretive about it. Therefore, there are no details known to sources regarding his relationship status.
The boxer made headlines in 2015 when he strongly opposed to the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states, stating his opinions on social media sites. This brought him a lot of negative publicity.