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Building the perfect fight

Updated: June 28, 2007, 11:30 AM ET
By Dan Rafael
I've always liked Kevin Cunningham, who is best known as the trainer and manager of junior middleweight titlist Cory Spinks, since first meeting him in 2003. We don't agree on everything -- far from it -- but we've had many enjoyable debates on boxing issues, especially when it comes to Spinks' career.

One thing that is not up for debate, however, is that Cunningham, a former St. Louis cop, has quietly become one of the best trainers in the sport. I have great respect for his opinions and eye for talent.

So, when he started telling me a few years ago about this flashy young prospect from St. Louis whom he was working with, Devon Alexander, I listened.

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