Alexander’s comeback inspired by six kids

by Loretta Hunt | source:

Houston Alexander did it for his kids.

Sitting in his corner, trying to find his wits again following one of the more brutal first rounds a fighter has walked away from, he thought of his six young children watching him at home. Then, he rose from his stool and launched a comeback for the ages against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13 Saturday at the Amarillo Civic Center Coliseum.

“I always tell (my kids) never to give up. I proved to them tonight that you never give up,” Alexander said post-fight as tears welled up in his eyes.

A true test of Alexander’s grit and determination, the bout earned himself and his opponent $2,500 bonuses each for the event’s fight of the night.

Alexander almost didn’t make it out of the first round. Sokoudjou dropped the one-time DJ and construction worker with a left and forced the Nebraskan fighter into survival mode. Alexander clung to the Cameroon judo champion’s leg, trying to will his opponent into a takedown as he ate massive follow-up punches.

“I got rocked, but I recovered fast because of my conditioning,” said the 38-year-old Alexander. “I didn’t really see it coming. It was a flash (knockout), but my conditioning got me through it and I ended up on top of him at the end of the round.”

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guardbr8kr site profile image  

9/12/10 10:46 PM by guardbr8kr


ElChupacabra1982 site profile image  

9/12/10 10:32 PM by ElChupacabra1982

That was a great comeback!I busted out laughing when I realized that the ref was taking forever to stop the fight when Houston was hammering away.That was one of the better fights that I have seen in a while.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

9/12/10 10:28 PM by ranier wolfcastle

 i dont fight but i bet its much easier to comeback when the opponent gasses to the point of  inability to defend anything

BJJkilla site profile image  

9/12/10 7:49 PM by BJJkilla

make headbutts legal.

Fangas site profile image  

9/12/10 7:47 PM by Fangas

Thought it was 7 kids

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