HERE’S an idea for a good night in… Go onto YouTube and type in ‘Wayne Alexander’. There you will find some dramatic domestic dust-ups from the early noughties. At the time, fans wondered who was the best of a clutch of quality British 154-pounders that included Richard Williams, Anthony Farnell, Gary Lockett and Steve Roberts. No question, Alexander was the most exciting.
Boxing News described his savage scrap with Paul Samuels as “a British Hagler-Hearns”, and against Takaloo in their grudge fight, Alexander showed horseshoe-in-the-glove-type power to turn certain defeat into crushing victory. The rivalry between Alexander and Takaloo had been simmering for a while, since Takaloo decked Alexander in sparring and “went and told the whole world about it!” remembers the shaven-headed slugger from Croydon.
Subscribe now to keep reading
We're chuffed you’re enjoying our website, but I'm afraid you need to be a subscriber to read this story.
As a subscriber you'll get access to all online content, including weekly issues - you can opt for digital only or print and digital - plus an online archive of weekly digital editions back to January 2012.
You'll also be helping to support our editorial independence so we can continue to get to the heart of the stories that truly matter to you, the reader. Every subscription we secure will go directly to ensuring that Boxing News retains its voice for many years to come.
If you're not ready to subscribe there are plenty of free articles on the site you can enjoy by registering
To enjoy premium content such as this story, and to get the weekly issue you will need to subscribe
Got an account? Sign in
USE PROMO CODE: SUMMER10
*SALE ENDS 31 AUGUST