At the age of 27, Alexander is a two-year pro. A sensational prospect at 147 pounds, he was an elite international amateur standout before his debut. He also had three wins in AIBA’s World Series of Boxing while still an amateur.
He is a stablemate of three-division world champion and rising young superstar Vasily Lomachenko, who was voted “2017 Fighter of the Year” by the Boxing Writers Association of America, rising light heavyweight contender Oleksandr Gvozdyk, welterweight contender Egidijus Kavaliauskas, and super lightweight prospect Maxim Dadashev. All are managed by Egis Klimas, the Boxing Writers Association of America’s “Manager of the Year” in 2016 and 2017, and promoted by Top Rank.
Alexander moved to Oxnard, California, in October, 2015, to pursue his professional career and made his debut two months later in December. He trains at the Boxing Laboratory Gym in Oxnard with trainer Marcos Contreras.
He stayed active in the ring with four fights in 2016 and three in 2017, and gave very impressive performances. He has fought two times so far in 2018.
In his last fight on May 26 in Fresno, California, Alexander stepped up to 10-round status for the first time and won by third-round knockout against Saul Corral.
Boxingscene.com’s Keith Idec reported [excerpts]: Hard-hitting welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin knocked down veteran Saul Corral twice and stopped him in the third round of a scheduled 10-rounder.
Besputin first floored Corral by landing a left uppercut about a minute into the third round. Corral reached his feet, but Besputin quickly landed two straight hands that backed Corral into a corner.
Then Besputin blasted Corral with a left hand to the body that sent him to the canvas a second time. The fight was stopped immediately, at 1:34 of the third round.
The 31-year-old Corral had his three-fight winning streak snapped. [End Idec item]
In an earlier interview, 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.”