Devon Alexander and Tavoris Cloud retained their title belts and kept their undefeated records intact, but neither fighter dominated. Ironically, this could make it easier for each of them to line up big money fights in the near future.
In an odd scoring coincidence, both fighters won by identical scores of 116-112 from all three judges in their respective fights. However, had they not been heavily favored, either fighter could have walked away with a draw based on the action in the ring.
Light welterweight Alexander was busier than former champ Andriy Kotelnik but landed a low percentage of his punches and was surprisingly easy to hit. Punch stats had Kotelnik outlanding Alexander, with a stiff jab being his most effective weapon.
Hopefully, a unification bout with fellow undefeated beltholder Timothy Bradley will take place early next year.
Light heavyweight Tavoris Cloud passed the biggest test of his professional career by surviving 12 hard fought rounds with 41-year-old former champ Glen Johnson. Johnson, nicknamed the Road Warrior, once again came out on the short end of a close decision. Cloud could get a shot at the winner of this weekend's Chad Dawson - Jean Pascal bout.