Canelo Alvarez knocked out James Kirkland in the 3rd round with a brutal right hand punch. The fight was very short lived and they way Kirkland started the round one there was only one outcome and that he was bound to get knockouts. Canelo dropped him twice, first in round 1 and than round 3 before finishing him off with superb knockout.
Canelo Alvarez made his return to the ring after 10 month lay off and although he was expected to win the fight but nobody would have predicted a result like that. Kirkland came out swinging and got caught in the first round and was knocked down and from than on it was all one way traffic as Canelo dropped him against in Round 3 before unleashing one of the most devastating one punch knockout in recent times.
HBO tweeted this shortly after the fight.
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) May 10, 2015
Now Alvarez is expected to fight Miguel Cotto towards the end of the this year and apart from Mayweather-Pacquiao, Cotto-Alvarez is the biggest fight out there in boxing. Alot depends on how Cotto fair in his next fight against Australian boxer and if he comes out winner we are bound to get Cotto vs Alvarez in what should be a cracking of a fight.
Canelo Alvarez will be taking on James Kirkland come saturday night in a 40,000 capacity arena Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on 09 May 2015. It will be a HBO PPV event which also feature a very competitive fight between Humberto Soto vs Frankie Gomez which will be a good veteran vs prospect matchup. Boxing fans will be looking to get over Mayweather-Pacquiao which turned out to be quite a let down last week and Canelo Alvarez vs Kirkland is something which might provide us what last weeks so called fight of the century could not.
Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland Broadcasting & Schedule:
This will be a HBO non-ppv event and will be broadcasted on HBO boxing channel in United States as part of the “HBO Boxing Championship” series. The broadcast start with undercard fight between Soto vs Gomez at around 9:00 p.m. ET | 06:00 PM PT in USA while BoxNation will be broadcasting the card live in United Kingdom where coverage will start at around 02:00 AM (sunday). Azteca will broadcast the fight free in Mexico the native country of Canelo Alvarez while Main Event PPV channel will have the coverage in Australia.
- Friday, 08 May – Weigh-in Live (Official Youtube channel of HBO) @ 06:00 PM ET
- Saturday, 09 May – Soto vs Gomez Undercard Fight @ 10:00 PM ET
- Saturday, 09 May – Alvarez vs Kirkland Main Event starts @ 11:30 PM ET