2015 best BOXING fight – Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs James Kirkland – full fight Video

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5 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2015-05-09, Saul Alvarez vs James Kirkland was not a boxing fight, it was a war in which both fighters exchanged shot for shot from the first round and thanks also to an impressive finish it gets five stars! We have, finally, the first candidate for the 2015 Boxing Fight of the Year!

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!

 

 

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Date: 2015-05-09

Where: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas, USA

Division: light middleweight (154 lbs, 69.9 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Saul Alvarez def. James Kirkland (KO at 2:19, round 3)

 

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

 

 

Official video:

(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)

Official highlights