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RingTv image Canelo-Kirkland delivers best HBO boxing ratings since 2006

Canelo-Kirkland delivers best HBO boxing ratings since 2006

The junior middleweight shootout between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9, brought in a stunning number of viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing with an average viewership of 2,146,000 for the live, first-time airing on HBO and peaked at 2,296,000 viewers, the network announced on Tuesday.

RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans from around world the share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s sensational KO of James Kirkland, predict how the young Mexican star would do against Miguel Cotto and Gennady Golovkin, and also share their mythical matchups and opinions on the McDonnell-Kameda and Figueroa-Burns fights in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Alvarez, Kirkland make weight, Frankie Gomez does not

Alvarez, Kirkland make weight, Frankie Gomez does not

In front of an overflow crowd inside an atrium at Minute Maid Park, Canelo Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 knockouts) and James Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs) both weighed in at 154.5 pounds, half a pound within the contracted weight of 155 pounds, for their fight on Saturday at the ballpark.

RingTv image Q&A: James Kirkland

Q&A: James Kirkland

James Kirkland spoke at length with RingTV.com about his anticipated showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Saturday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The relentless pressure fighter says he’s motivated and more focused than ever to make the most of his opportunity. The fight will be televised on HBO in the U.S.

RingTv image HBO Sports’ “24/7 Canelo/Kirkland” premieres on May 5

HBO Sports’ “24/7 Canelo/Kirkland” premieres on May 5

HBO Sports will air “24/7 Canelo/Kirkland” on Tuesday, May 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The one episode, 30-minute special examining the May 9 junior middleweight fight between former champ Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland will air multiple times throughout the week, HBO announced on Monday.

RingTv image Q&A: Humberto Soto

Q&A: Humberto Soto

In a true crossroads battle, former junior lightweight and lightweight titlist Humberto Soto meets undefeated Frankie Gomez in support of Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland on Saturday. Anson Wainwright caught up with “La Zorrita” for his thoughts on the fight.

RingTv image Video: Canelo Alvarez prepares for James Kirkland

Video: Canelo Alvarez prepares for James Kirkland

RingTV’s Dominic Verdin spoke with Canelo Alvarez at the Mexican star’s recent media workout in San Diego. The former junior middleweight champ is expecting a tough test from James Kirkland on May 9, but he says he can beat the relentless southpaw with “intelligence and power.”