Alexander vs. Rey Added To HBO Latino Card
Arif "The Predator" Magomedov was slotted to face Elias
Espadas as the co-feature on this Saturday's HBO Latino
Boxing telecast live from Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun
Resort & Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut but an illness
has forced doctors to sideline the 24-year old Russian
middleweight. The HBO Latino Boxing telecast beginning at
11:00 p.m. ET (live ET/tape-delayed PT), will now include a
ten-round middleweight attraction between Vaughn Alexander
(7-0, 5 KOs) and Andres Calixto Rey* (14-3, 9 KOs).
Alexander and Rey were originally scheduled to face each
other in an eight-round non-televised bout on the Mohegan
Sun's Rising Stars Boxing Series undercard.
Alexander, 31, is the older brother of former IBF
Welterweight World Champion Devon Alexander and a native of
St. Louis, Missouri. Vaughn made his professional debut in
2004 with five straight victories and four knockouts.
However, he was then sent to prison for more than a decade
and was released in early 2016. Since his release he has two
victories and one knockout. He signed with Main Events late
in 2016 and made his debut under the Main Events banner in
November on the pilot of the Mohegan Sun's Rising Stars
Rey, 34, made his professional debut in 2007 with a knockout
and proceeded to win his first ten contests, seven by way of
knockout. He has not lost since 2013 when he suffered a KO
at the hands of top ten junior middleweight Terrell Gausha.
Rey has won his last three fights with one knockout. This is
only his third fight on US soil and his first fight in the
northeast. His previous US fights were in Texas.
Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, "It's a shame to lose
Arif's fight, but this is an excellent replacement. I'm
thrilled that more boxing fans will get to see Vaughn
Alexander in the ring. He's quickly making up for lost time
and this is a chance for him to really get his name out
there in what I expect to be a tough fight against Andres
*Please note there is an error with Rey's boxrec.com record.
Please see link for his Fight Fax record.