Bailey seeks big punch vs. Alexander

Power of welterweight titlist matched only by bluster of opponent's trainer

Updated: October 19, 2012, 2:08 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Welterweight titlist Randall Bailey and Devon Alexander were one week away from their Sept. 8 Showtime main event in Las Vegas when Bailey hurt his back training and had to postpone the bout.

There wasn't enough time to find a replacement to face Alexander, who didn't want one anyway. He wanted to challenge for Bailey's 147-pound world title -- a vacant belt won in spectacular fashion, a one-punch knockout in the 11th round against Mike Jones in June -- so the bout was delayed to give Bailey ...

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