In this Dec. 13, 2014, file photo, Devon Alexander sits in his corner between rounds against Amir Khan during their welterweight boxing match, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
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Devon Alexander has gone from world champion to painkiller addict to boxer on the comeback trail.Alexander held two world championships by the time he was 23 years old. Instead, the drug turned Alexander into an addict.Alexander had one loss against 23 victories after beating Maidana; the loss was to Timothy Bradley Jr., for the WBC super lightweight crown.Alexander knew in late 2015 he couldn't think about getting back into the ring until he straightened out his life. Cunningham had few doubts that Alexander would return strongly.Alexander won a unanimous decision.Alexander recognizes he is not back to previous form, but he is progressing.Alexander wants the fight on Fox TV to be the next step toward a shot at one of the champions in the stacked welterweight division.
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