Junior middleweight veteran James Kirkland shook out for the media in San Antonio at a recent media workout – that included mitts and medicine ball work – in advance of his anticipated May 9 stadium showdown with Canelo Alvarez in Houston.
Undefeated junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez has the full support of Golden Boy Promotions but is it enough to motivate “Pitbull” to victory over veteran Humberto Soto on May 9?
Tickets to the May 9 Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland fight at Minute Maid Park in Houston go on sale Tuesday, March 3, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Wednesday. The junior middleweights will also host back-to-back public press conferences in Houston and San Antonio on March 3.
Having experienced much personal drama, junior middleweight James Kirkland’s frustrating decisions have once again come to light, this time affecting tentative opportunities in the ring.
Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya answered questions from the media at the Los Angeles press conference announcing his return to HBO. Alvarez talked about future showdowns with Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland, Gennady Golovkin and Manny Pacquiao.
Oscar De La Hoya says has his “marching orders” from Canelo Alvarez, chief among them being the 24-year-old Mexican’s desire to fight on the weekends of Mexican holidays Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence Day in May and September.
Garrett Wilson takes on cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu in a special afternoon edition of NBC Sports’ “Fight Night” today. Wilson is one of the sport’s reliable gatekeepers, according to RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer, who lists other gatekeepers in each weight class.
Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s final bouts and the acceptance of his “clinical” style, Alfredo Angulo’s future, the James Kirkland-Gabriel Rosado fight, the Freddie Roach-Lucian Bute team-up, Nonito Donaire, and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
Gabriel Rosado says he will fight fellow former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland on the Nov. 8 undercard of the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev light heavyweight title unification bout at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.)