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Devon Alexander tops Lee Purdy in non-title bout

Updated: May 18, 2013, 10:34 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- IBF welterweight champion Devon Alexander earned a convincing victory over Lee Purdy at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night in a non-title bout.

Referee David Fields stopped the fight on the advice of Purdy's corner at the end of the seventh round.

Alexander (25-1, 14 KOs), from St. Louis, was supposed to be making his first defense of his title, but Purdy (20-4-1, 13 KOs) failed to make the 147-pound weight limit.

Purdy first weighed in at 148 pounds Friday ...

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