Oscar De La Hoya recently twitted, “Met with Canelo and I’m ready to unleash him.”
Word is that the WBC super welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his world title against James Kirkland on September 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The 21-year-old Mexican star has penciled in a Hall of famer on his resume after defeating “Sugar” Shane Mosley on Cinco de Mayo weekend. Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KOs) kept landing the power punches that kept rocking the old veteran giving Mosley the most blows he has ever received in the 34 of his fights that CompuBox has tracked.
James Kirkland rose to the top after a sixth-round KO victory against fan favorite Alfredo Angulo. Kirkland was dropped three times and knocked out in the first round by light hitting Nobuhiro Ishida. And Angulo, with 17 knockouts in 21 fights, was favorite to win but with 15 seconds to go in the sixth round, Kirkland dropped Angulo with a power left hook that, Kirkland says, Angulo never recovered from.
In his most recent fight James Kirkland was awarded a controversial 10th-round disqualification victory over Carlos Molina when Molina’s corner entered the ring after the bell rang to end the round. Kirkland had dropped Molina just as the bell rang and officially the round was not over as referee Jon Schorle was giving Molina, who did not appear hurt, a count.
Overall all, I think Canelo vs Kirkland will be a good scrap and I can’t wait to see what Anne Wolfe, Kirkland’s trainer, has planned for Canelo but first we have to wait until Golden Boy officially announces the fight.
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