James Kirkland Boxing News

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, […]

Miguel Cotto should fight Kirkland next, or rematch Austin Trout

By Jorge Lugo: I find it funny that everyone is jumping on the “Cotto should retire” campaign. Truthfully, after watching Cotto vs. Trout three time’s it’s clear that the first six rds were even, and that Trout won because he pulled it out in the 2nd half (with Cotto still putting out an effort but […]

Schaefer: Kirkland under a valid contract with Golden Boy Promotions

By Dan Ambrose: Junior middleweight contender James Kirkland (31-1, 27 KO’s) is reportedly suing his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions in order to try and get out of his contract with them. Apparently, Kirkland isn’t happy with the situation and wants to go in another direction with someone else.

WBC says no to Canelo vs. Trout; suggest Freitas, Kirkland or Molina

By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Council (WBC) has reportedly nixed the idea of Golden Boy Promotions matching their star WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) up against WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout in a unification bout on September 15th, according to fightnews.com.

Saul Alvarez has very few options to replace Kirkland

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions didn’t do WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez by making his September 15th fight a pay per view bout, because he’s already had two well known fighters pull out of the fight due to injuries with Paul Williams and James Kirkland.

Kirkland: I want to be well paid if I’m putting my career on the line against Canelo

By Dan Ambrose: James Kirkland reportedly is still interested in facing WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on September 15th as long as he’s paid well to take the fight. Kirkland now wants between $2 million to $2.5 million to face Alvarez.

Rafael: Kirkland asking for $2.5 million for Alvarez fight

By Dan Ambrose: According to Dan Rafael, James Kirkland can take the fight with WBC junior middleweight champion Saul Alvarez after all despite earlier today there being a report of Kirkland having injured his shoulder in training.

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