James Kirkland Boxing News

De La Hoya says Kirkland a possibility for Canelo in December

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya is saying that James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) is a potential opponent for former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) for his fight on December 6th at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Kirkland […]

Kirkland vs. Rosado off Hopkins-Kovalev card

By Dan Ambrose: The James Kirkland vs. Gabriel Rosado fight is now off of the November 8th undercard of the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev card, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. The fight was never officially finalized to start with. In place of the Kirkland-Rosado fight will possibly be welterweight contenders Luis Carlos Abregu […]

James Kirkland’s team opted for Rosado over Canelo & Lara

By Jesse James: American slugger James Kirkland was the front runner to being Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next opponent on December 6th. Kirkland was also being considered for Erislandy Lara who recently lost to Canelo Alvarez via split decision. Though Kirkland was definitely Canelo’s first choice, Kirkland’s team was reportedly not interested in Canelo or Lara. […]

James Kirkland vs. Gabriel Rosado added to Hopkins-Kovalev card on November 8th

By Dan Ambrose: James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) will be fighting Gabriel Rosado (21-8, 13 KOs) in what will likely be the chief support on the Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev card on November 8th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Kirkland, 30, was recently being considered for a fight against Saul […]

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 […]

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