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Canelo could have problems against Kirkland, says Rios

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO lightweight champion Brandon Rios think Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) in could be in for a tough time in his fight against James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) in their fight on May 9th next month at the Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, USA.  → read full story

Humberto Soto vs. Frankie Gomez on Canelo-Kirkland undercard on May 9th

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya will be taking a big risk with his unbeaten fighter #8 IBF light welterweight contender Frankie Gomez (18-0, 13 KOs) in matching him against 34-year-old former two division world champion Humberto Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs) on May 9th on the undercard of the Saul […]

Kirkland has a puncher’s chance against Canelo, says Berto

(Photo Credit: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: WBA interim welterweight champion Andre Berto is giving slugger James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) a puncher’s chance of beating former WBA/WBC 154lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) in their fight in two months from now on May 9th at the Minute Maid Park, in Houston, […]

Canelo vs Kirkland Live on BoxNation!

The explosive May 9th megaclash between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Texas titan James ‘Mandingo Warrior’ Kirkland will be shown live and exclusive in the UK on BoxNation.  → read full story

Kirkland ready to bring it against Canelo on May 9th

(Photo Credit: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: For the first time in Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s boxing career he’ll be facing a puncher with power equal to his own when he faces James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) in their catch-weight fight at 155 pounds on May 9th at the Minute Maid Stadium in Houston, Texas.  → […]

Alvarez vs. Kirkland HBO 24/7 on 5/5

March 19, 2015 – In anticipation of one of the spring boxing season’s most intriguing events – the super welterweight battle between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9th – HBO Sports will air “24/7 Alvarez/Kirkland,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming showdown.  → read full story

Canelo says he’s staying at 154, not moving to 160!

By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) will be fighting for the third consecutive time at a 155 pound catch-weight when he faces James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) on May 9th at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.  → read full story

Canelo: I like facing the fighters fans think I won’t fight

By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) says he likes to face the fighters that boxing fans think he won’t fight.  → read full story

De La Hoya: 15,000 tickets sold for Canelo-Kirkland fight in 2 hours after going on sale

(Photo Credit: HoganPhotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya was bragging earlier on Wednesday about 15,000 tickets being sold for the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) vs.  → read full story

Canelo-Kirkland quotes from Houston press conference

LOS ANGELES (March 4) – Two of boxing’s toughest warriors, Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted press conferences on Tuesday, March 3 in Houston at Minute Maid Park and San Antonio at The Aztec Theater to announce details for their 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in […]

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