James Kirkland Boxing News

Canelo’s options for December: Andrade, Kirkland and Clottey

By D.A: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1 31 KOs) has revealed his other 2 options for December other than James Kirkland, according to Univision Deportes and Vanguardia.mx. The other two are WBO 154 champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (21-0 14 KOs) and Joshua Clottey (38-4-0-1 22 KOs). There was rumors of Andrade squaring off against Clottey […]

Kirkland’s manager talks Canelo or Cotto fight in November or December

By Dan Ambrose: Michael Miller, the co-manager for popular but seldom active James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KO’s), is reportedly up for the idea of Kirkland facing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) or WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto this year. Either of those guys are fights that he wants to set up for the 30-year-old […]

Is Kirkland vs. Canelo a toss up?

By Bob Smith: Obviously, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is a very skilled and talented boxer who has had an impressive string of wins, and just barely did enough to outpoint Trout and Lara. His only loss is to Floyd Mayweather Jr, but really who can fault him for that, and after all, he […]

Canelo to return in November, likely against Kirkland

By DA: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has been in talks with his promoter Oscar De la Hoya and hinted Alvarez will return in November against an opponent still to be determined. Chepo Reynoso the manager of Canelo Alvarez also stated after the Lara fight his team is interested in James Kirkland next. The […]

Canelo vs. Kirkland possible for San Antonio

By Allan Fox: The reported target date for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next fight is November in San Antonio, Texas. There isn’t an opponent yet, but #5 IBF, #5 WBO, #11 WBC James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) is high on the list for the possible opponent to face the 23-year-old Canelo. A fight against WBC middleweight […]

De La Hoya wants to match Canelo with Kirkland and Cotto after Lara fight

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya is already planning out former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next two fights and working on the basis that he beats Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12 KO’s) this Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. De La Hoya told ESPN […]

Kirkland destroys Tapia and reignites his career

By Chris Williams: James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KO’s) dealt Top Rank a crushing blow on Saturday night in stopping their fighter #10 IBF Glen Tapia (20-1, 12 KO’s) in the 6th round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kirkland gave Tapia a terrible beating in this fight. Tapia was no match for […]

Exclusive Coverage and Undercard Results: Rigondeaux vs. Agbeko

By Sevak Sarkisian-Ringside: Matt Korobov improves to (22-0 -13Ko’s) via TKO 28 seconds going into the 9th round against Derek Edwards who drops to (26-3-13Ko’s). Mathew Macklin v Lamar Russ Macklin improves to (30-5-20Ko’s) while Russ drops to (14-1-7Ko’s). Russ would have good moments when he didn’t stay in one spot and used movement. Macklin […]

Weigh-in: Agbeko-Rigondeaux, Macklin-Russ & Kirkland-Tapia

Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark telecast tripleheader airs at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from Boardwalk Hall’s Adrian Phillips Ballroom in Atlantic City when middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ square off in a 10-round contest.

Kirkland in risky fight against Tapia on Saturday

By Eric Thomas: Junior middleweight James Kirkland (31-1, 27 KO’s) will be fighting this Saturday night in a very risky fight for him against the unbeaten Glen Tapia (20-0, 12 KO’s) in a 10 round fight on HBO at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kirkland hasn’t fought in a year a half […]

Rigondeaux and Agbeko fight on Saturday; Kirkland vs. Tapia and Macklin vs. Russ on undercard

HBO’s hit late-night boxing franchise wraps its 2013 slate with the world-class tripleheader HBO BOXING AFTER DARK: GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX VS. JOSEPH AGBEKO, JAMES KIRKLAND VS. GLEN TAPIA AND MATTHEW MACKLIN VS. LAMAR RUSS, presented SATURDAY, DEC. 7 at 9:45 p.m. (live ET/tape-delayed PT) from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, exclusively on HBO. The HBO Sports […]

James Kirkland v Glenn Tapia: Fight Preview

By Sevak Sarkisian: On December 7th, James Kirkland (31-1 27KO’s) will make his long awaited return to the ring to take on New Jersey’s Glen Tapia (20-0 12KO’s). The bout will be televised live on HBO and will take place at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City NJ. Back in 2009, Kirkland was a high […]

James Kirkland vs. Glen Tapia on December 7th

NEW YORK (October 16, 2013) — Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s SMS Promotions officially announced its signing of world light middleweight contender James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (31-1, 27 KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. “James concentrates on conditioning and building strength,”50 Cent said. “He brings the fight to you and is aggressive in the ring. The […]

Schaefer wants Angulo vs. Kirkland rematch

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is hoping to put together a rematch between #9 WBC junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo (22-2, 18 KO’s) and James Kirkland (31-1, 27 KO’s). Kirkland stopped Angulo in the 6th round two years ago in November 2011 in a fight that saw both guys hit the […]

Will Saul Alvarez face Angulo, Maidana or Kirkland next?

By Dan Ambrose: It’s looking like WBC junior middleweight champion Sail “Canelo” Alvarez won’t be facing WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout next judging by the comments Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer made to Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix this past week on twitter. It’s unclear whether Alvarez will be fighting on May 4th, […]

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