Junior middleweight James Kirkland is looking for his latest opportunity to return to the ring. Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto might be just whom “Mandingo Warrior” is looking for.
Fans share their thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale fight, a potential showdown between GGG and Andre Ward, the plight of Guillermo Rigondeaux, unfair criticism for Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag.
Curtis Stevens shared his uninhibited thoughts on his April 4 opponent, Tureano Johnson, future fights with Peter Quillin and James Kirkland, Adonis Stevenson’s “b__ch move,” and boxing’s Cold War in this raw interview with Bill Emes. (Warning: explicit language used.)
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens was in a celebratory mood after icing Patrick Majewski in 46 seconds on NBC Sports Net on Friday. The Brooklyn bomber says he’s past his loss to Gennady Golovkin and ready for a shot at WBO titleholder Peter Quillin.
Fans share their opinions on Floyd Mayweather’s next opponent and his Fighter of the Year worthiness, Manny Pacquiao’s pound-for-pound longevity, a mythical matchup between Archie Moore and Bernard Hopkins, and Nonito Donaire’s RING ranking (or lack of) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
RingTV.com’s Travelin’ Man Lee Groves provides a CompuBox analysis of the recent HBO tripleheader in Atlantic City where Guillermo Rigondeaux continued his boxing excellence which has split the boxing world into a raging debate regarding the Cuban’s worth as a TV attraction. Groves gives his thoughts on Rigondeaux.
Referee Steve Smoger on James Kirkland’s sixth-round stoppage of Glen Tapia, which many fans thought came at least one round too late: “The doctor told me any head shots and that was it,” said Smoger. “So that was my directive.”
Glen Tapia’s CAT scan returned negative following his punishing sixth-round stoppage loss to James Kirkland on Saturday.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.
Former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping previously unbeaten Glen Tapia in six thrilling and brutal rounds on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Many fans thought the fight should have been stopped sooner.
The three TV fights for HBO’s tripleheader Saturday night from Boardwalk Hall are set. RING junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux looked in great shape, tipping the scales at a sleek 121 pounds. His opponent, Joseph Agbeko, came in at 121.6.
Nelson Mandela’s 2001 interview with HBO’s Larry Merchant will air on the network on Saturday.
Fans share their thoughts on some of this weekend’s and next weekend’s major bouts, ask Dougie for his picks on Saturday’s Showtime- and HBO-televised fights, and give their two cents on Adonis Stevenson, Sergey Kovalev and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Despite only having one loss, James Kirkland has suffered numerous career setbacks due to jail time and personal issues. Some believe the relentless slugger, who fights Glen Tapia on Saturday, is out of second chances but Kirkland and trainer Ann Wolfe are out to prove them wrong.