St. Louis City Hall was transformed into something of a smooth-jazz lounge last night as Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed
hosted a "Homecoming Celebration" for boxer Devon Alexander
Alexander, center, flanked by his trainer Kevin Cunningham and Cedric the Entertainer.
The 23-year-old St. Louis native will defend his WBC and IBF world
junior welterweight boxing titles Saturday night at Scottrade Center in a bout that will be broadcast on HBO. (Ticket are still available here
On hand last night to welcome Alexander home were such local dignitaries as...
, Cedric the Entertainer
and Sen. Claire McCaskill
. Also spied at last night's soiree: St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley
, KMOX's Charlie Brennan
, State Sen. Joe Keaveny
, aldermen Steve Conway
, Freeman Bosley Sr.
and Craig Schmid
, Alive Magazine's Attilio D'Agostino
, KSDK's Mike Owen
, rapper Yung Ro
and Blueberry Hill's Joe Edwards