Max Alexander


MAX ALEXANDER is another in the long tradition of fine boxers to come out of Camden. He was born on May 11, 1981 in Camden. He went undefeated in his first 15 fights. He was howver, a first-round knockout victim of Marty Lindquist. This decision was overturned and the fight declared a no-contest when Lindquist failed a drug test. In their next meeting, Alexander scored a unanimous decison in an eight round fight.

In September of 2007 Max Alexander was featured on the television show The Contender. Fighting below his regular weight, he was defeated by veteran fighter Sam Soliman. 


Professional Record as of October 12, 2007ay 7, 2007
from www.boxrec.com 

Max Alexander

Sex Male
Nationality United States
Alias
Birth Name
Global Id 265756
License No.
Hometown Camden, New Jersey,
Division super middleweight
Stance southpaw
Date of Birth May 11, 1981
Age
Height 6′ 3″
Reach 76″
  won 14 (2 ko's) - lost 1 - drawn 1 - tot 16  

date Lb opponent Lb W - L - D last 6 location
2007-09-18 167 Sam Soliman 167 33-9-0
           
Contender Arena , Los Angeles, California, United States L UD 5 5 Wiki
~ referee: Raul Caiz Jr | judge: James Jen-Kin 44-50 | judge: Alejandro Rochin Mapula 45-49 | judge: David Mendoza 46-48 ~ Alexander down in the 4th.
2007-04-06 179 Demetrius Jenkins 179 21-14-1
           
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Gary Rosato | judge: George Hill 60-54 | judge: Pierre Benoist 59-55 | judge: Richard Hopkins 60-54 ~
2007-02-09 178 Marty Lindquist 179 12-4-0
           
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 8 8 Wiki
~ referee: Steve Smoger | judge: Alan Rubenstein 79-69 | judge: Robert Grasso 79-69 | judge: Al Dorsey 79-69 ~
2006-10-14 176 Marty Lindquist 177 11-4-0
           
National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA NC NC 1 8 Wiki
~ time: 0:10 | referee: Frank Cappuccino ~ originally a KO 1 for Lindquist - declared a no contest because Lindquist failed a drug test
2006-09-11 175 Tyrone Glover 174 11-8-3
           
PA Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W UD 8 8 Wiki
~ referee: Eddie Cotton | judge: Lynne Carter 80-73 | judge: Al Dorsey 80-72 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 80-72 ~
2006-08-04 172 William Gill 177 3-9-0
           
National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Ron Aurit | judge: Bill Nealon 58-56 | judge: Rose Vargus 58-56 | judge: Tom Kaczmarek 60-54 ~
2006-06-02 176 Juergen Hartenstein 174 11-9-1
           
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W TKO 2 6 Wiki
~ time: 2:31 | referee: Frank Cappuccino | judge: Pierre Benoist | judge: Al Dorsey | judge: Bill Nealon ~
2006-04-07 176 Tiwon Taylor 176 24-12-1
           
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W TKO 3 6 Wiki
~ time: 2:04 | referee: Shawn Clark | judge: Rose Vargus | judge: Steve Weisfeld | judge: Ronald Greeley ~
2006-02-10 176 Moses Matovu 177 2-10-3
           
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Shawn Clark | judge: Dewey LaRosa 60-54 | judge: Richard Hopkins 60-54 | judge: Robert Grasso 60-54 ~
2006-01-13 175 Randy Pogue 175 8-3-0
           
National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Ron Aurit | judge: Lynne Carter 60-54 | judge: Al Dorsey 60-54 | judge: Bill Nealon 60-54 ~
2005-12-02 176 Jameson Bostic 175 2-2-0
       
Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Blair Talmadge | judge: Alan Rubenstein 58-56 | judge: Ali Khan 59-55 | judge: Steve Weisfeld 58-56 ~
2005-10-21 175 Jacob Rodriguez 175 6-14-0
           
National Guard Armory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ referee: Hurley McCall | judge: Dewey LaRosa 60-53 | judge: Rose Vargus 57-56 | judge: Joseph Pasquale 60-53 ~
2005-09-23 173 William Gill 176 2-4-0
           
New Alhambra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA W UD 6 6 Wiki
~ judge: Pierre Benoist | judge: Lynne Carter | judge: Bill Nealon ~Scores were 59-55, 59-55, 58-56
2005-08-04 167 Alfred Kinsey 170 4-2-0
           
Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA D PTS 4 4 Wiki
~ referee: Brian O'Melia | judge: Shafeeq Rashada 38-37 | judge: Melvina Lathan 38-38 | judge: John Stewart 38-38 ~
2005-06-24 171 Dhafir Smith 173 13-8-2
           
The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 4 4 Wiki
~ referee: Shawn Clark | judge: Bernard Bruni | judge: Steve Weisfeld | judge: Lynne Carter ~ Scores: 40-35, 40-35, 39-36.
2004-09-11 170 Cameron Bright 179 0-1-0
 
Adams Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States W UD 4 4 Wiki
2004-08-03 171 Jacob Rodriguez 170 5-8-0
           
Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA W UD 4 4 Wiki
~ referee: John Gradowski | judge: Gary Camponeschi 40-36 | judge: Bill Holmes 39-37 | judge: Malik Waleed 40-36 ~ Pro debut for Alexander

Camden Courier-Post - October 12, 2007


Camden Courier-Post - October 12, 2007

>Camden Boxer Turns to High-tech Training
By DON BENEVENTO

The first thing a boxer has to learn to do well is box.

That means there will most likely always be a place for the traditional boxing gyms where prospects go to pound the heavy bag, bat around the speed bag and spar with other prospects.

But in recent years boxers and other athletes have been trying to supplement their old-style training techniques by attending modern fitness centers where they have access to high-tech, scientific equipment that can help them sharpen their skills.

That's why, since his early exit from ESPN's "The Contender" last month, Camden super middleweight Max Alexander has been blending his boxing gym work with regular visits to the Summit Fitness Center in Cherry Hill.

There he works with personal trainer Wendell Johnson and he's able to use the equipment he believes will give him more stamina and better prepare him for future bouts.

"I came here because I want to be in tip-top shape," Alexander said. "In this place I can get a one-on-one session with a personal trainer who wants to see me do good. If I do good, it means he did good. So it's a team effort."

Summit general manager Jason Edleman said this type of training is fairly new for boxers.

Former middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins popularized the idea when he used similar facilities to prepare for his title bouts.

"We want to utilize the latest technology and science in training," Edleman said. "Guys can go to their boxing gym and do their sparring and learn their techniques. But the flip side is what we can provide with the new technology."

One thing Alexander wants to improve is his stamina. In his loss to Soliman some critics felt he wore down in the later rounds.

That's where Johnson's expertise comes into play.

"I train in making quick bursts," he said. "I want to keep him moving so that he's not slacking through the rounds. A lot of it is mental -- keeping him moving, keep him confident, keep his hands flying because he holds back some time."

One of the pieces of equipment that Alexander now uses is a large treadmill that can tilt at a 40-degree angle, creating the effect of running uphill or downhill. The machine spins at a rate of 28 mph.

Alexander uses the treadmill to get his wind up. He can develop coordination by shadow boxing while jogging both forward and backward at a fairly high rate of speed.

"We're trying to get him stronger in his legs so that he can last throughout the fight," Edleman said. "We want him to keep his power, stay off the ropes and be more offensive. His boxing managers have their plans, but we're working on a lot of different things -- power work, core work, a lot of flexibility."


Camden Courier-Post - October 12, 2007

Alexander Finds Positives After Loss
By DON BENEVENTO

Max Alexander admits he made an earlier than expected departure from the ESPN show "The Contender."

As the competition went on, it appeared the Camden super middleweight had become one of the more popular boxers and it was thought he would remain in the spotlight at least for a while longer.

But Alexander said he has no regrets, despite being taken out of contention in the third week of the show by the veteran Sam Soliman.

Plus, Alexander believes the experience can serve as a springboard for his career.

"It was an amazing experience for me," Alexander said. "I fought a world-class guy, and I came close to beating him."

Even though Alexander lost on all three judges' cards in a five-round decision, he thought he fought a close bout.

Alexander admitted to having some problems because of Soliman's awkward style, but he thinks he learned from the experience.

"The show brought a lot of positives to me," Alexander said. "This gave me world-wide experience. I learned a lot of things I should be working on."

Alexander's adviser Robert Bryant also thought the fighter did well in terms of gaining some experience and getting his name out before the public.

"The people he worked with, people like Sugar Ray Leonard and the trainers there had some good things to say about Max," Bryant said. "So it was good exposure for him. The fact that he lost to a world class opponent, even though he wasn't at his best, I don't think that he should judged too harshly."

Still, the loss to Soliman went down as the first setback of Alexander's four-year professional career. Going into the competition he had 14 wins with one no-decision. By contrast, Soliman is a 10-year veteran with a 34-9 record.

Since his defeat, Alexander has returned to his South Jersey base where he has been training, hoping to be invited to fight on the undercard of "The Contender" finale in Boston on Nov. 6.

Another factor that Alexander has to deal with is his weight.

He has fought the bulk of his career as a light heavyweight, with a 175-pound weight limit. But he had to get down to 168 pounds for his work in "The Contender."

That factor alone provided Alexander with a challenge.

"People saw I can fight," he said. "They said, "You were winning that fight, but you got a little tired.' They don't realize how hard I had to push my body to get down to 168. I really had to fight two fights, and the first one was against the scale."

That's a problem he hopes to rectify in bouts to come.


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