At the age of 26, Alexander is a one-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, he is a former international amateur standout.
He is a stablemate of Top Rank’s rising young superstar, WBO junior lightweight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko, up-and-coming cruiserweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, and super lightweight prospect Maxim Dadashev. All four are managed by the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “2016 Manager of the Year,” Egis Klimas.
Alexander moved to Oxnard, California, in October, 2015, to pursue his professional career and made his debut two months later that December.
He trains at the World Boxing Gymnasium with trainer Marcos Contreras.
Alexander stayed active in the ring with four fights in 2016 and gave very impressive performances.
In his last fight on April 22 in Carson, California, he took a significant step up in class of opposition and won an eight-round unanimous decision against Breidis Prescott.
Boxingscene.com’s Francisco Salazar reported from ringside [excerpts]: Welterweight Alexander Besputin won a one-sided decision over Breidis Prescott.
The southpaw Besputin spent most of the fight walking Prescott down, attacking the body. It looked as though Besputin scored a knockdown of Prescott in round three, but it was ruled a slip.
Besputin did score a clear knockdown at the end of round seven, courtesy of a left-right combination. All three judges scored the fight 80-71 in favor of Besputin. [End Salazar item]
Alexander said through an interpreter, “My style is very aggressive, very explosive – good hand speed, combinations. I have good movement in the ring.
“I don’t have a nickname.”