Photo gallery: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland

09
May

Photo gallery: Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland

Ace photog Naoki Fukuda was ringside in Houston to bring you the action from the entire Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland card Saturday night.

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09
May

Alvarez thrills fans with explosive KO of Kirkland, is Cotto next?

After the letdown of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event, the thrilling manner in which Canelo Alvarez finished Saturday’s shootout with James Kirkland was, to borrow Mexico’s language a few days after its Cinco de Mayo holiday, ┬íPerfecto!

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09
May

Fight picks: Who wins Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland

Tonight Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland meet in a 155-pound catchweight at Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas. Find out how 20 boxing insiders believe the anticipated fight, which will be televised live on HBO at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, will play out.

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08
May

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.

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07
May

Glen Tapia: ‘I’m here to prove the critics wrong’

On Friday night, junior middleweight Glen Tapia continues his march back toward contention when he faces Michel Soro on truTV’s “MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout.”

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07
May

Photo gallery: Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland media workout

Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland each got the chance to show their knuckleballs at an Astros game before hosting fans for a workout ahead of Saturday’s fight in Houston.

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05
May

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.

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04
May

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.

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04
May

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.

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29
Apr

Fully recovered, Canelo focuses on Texas showdown with Kirkland

Now in the waning days of training camp, former junior middleweight titlist Canelo Alvarez steels himself for a Lone Star State battle against Texas’ own James Kirkland.

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