The former Wbc and Wba super-Ww champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 44-1-1 (31 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 super welterweight in the world. He suffered his only defeat in 2013 when he faced Floyd Mayweather Jr (=Mayweather vs Alvarez); after losing he came back to win beating Alfredo Angulo (=Alvarez vs Angulo) and Erislandy Lara (=Alvarez vs Lara).
His opponent, James Kirkland, has an official record of 32-1-0 (28 KOs=87%) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since December 7, 2013 when he defeated Glen Tapia (=Kirkland vs Tapia). Kirkland’s only loss occurred in 2011 against Nobuhiro Ishida (=Ishida vs Kirkland). Alvarez vs Kirkland is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, USA
Division: light middleweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)
Alvarez’s previous fight: Saul Alvarez vs Erislandy Lara
Kirkland’s previous fight: James Kirkland vs Glen Tapia
Alvarez’s next fight: Miguel Cotto vs Saul Canelo Alvarez
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