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

  • Caps88

    Great fight and a spectacular finish…4 stars!

  • Anon

    Better than MayPac 6 Out Of 5.

    • tango2042

      Of course, anything is better than that “pseudo” fight.

  • Arjay Cee

    Superb victory by Canelo!

  • No10Count

    I hope Kirkland made enough to retire

  • Dawud Moor

    Could have easily folded under the assault by Kirkland but he closed the show like the young champion he is. This fight gave Action that substituted for the anti-action provided by 48-0. If your a champ finish that fight with an exlaimation mark. Canelo!

    • Olivier Veillette

      I would love to see a Mayweather-Alvarez II.

      • tango2042

        Unfortunately, It is not going to happen because Floyd will not take such a big risk before retirement. He needs a lot of guts to go for.

        • Olivier Veillette

          Read my comment on your other post! ;)

      • tango2042

        Unfortunately, in my opinion isn’t going to happen because is too risky for Floyd before his retirement.
        Anyhow, I don’t think he has the guts to take on this fight mainly because he would like to be remembered always like the boxer that never lost a fight.

  • Olivier Veillette

    Now that was brutal!…

  • tango2042

    Excellent fight, excellent knock outs. In just three rounds a good fighter was almost destroyed but another much better boxer. Canelo you are great.

    • Olivier Veillette

      Mayweather-Alvarez II would be the biggest paycheck for Mayweather, after his fight vs Pacquiao. Since Mayweather is all about money and he scored and easy MD in their first fight, I believe he will be willing to take the “risk”. Fingers crossed! Dedos cruzados! Je me croise les doigts! :P

      • Olivier Veillette

        I had to change UD for MD in my previous post because I forgot CJ Ross was a judge on that fight…

      • tango2042

        I hope you are right. it will be very nice and interesting to watch this match. Mantengamos los dedos cruzados :-)

  • mattsnow81 .

    Kirkland 1.3M$, Canelo at least 3.5M$

    • Olivier Veillette

      2045,20$/sec for Kirkland! This should cover his medical insurances.

  • luisdearmas

    le gano

  • Olivier Veillette

    5 STARS?!
    Maybe some of you see this fight as if it was Hagler-Hearns… but to me it’s more like Tyson-McNeely!

    • mattsnow81 .

      I agree, 4 stars is enough.

  • norris lurker

    the fight of the century was not the fight between the runner and the invalid, it is going to be a true fight between two great boxers Canelo and GGG: bring it on and get some genuine credibility back into boxing

  • Dawud Moor

    GGG should be the next fight for Canelo if they dont get it on it would bebecause 48-0 wants a rematch with Canelo or a real challenge against GGG. Its really all up to mr 48-0. He determines kind of where these 2 fighters will be by september that is GGG and Canelo.

    • mally

      not even close with your top ten or canelos next fight. floyd would never fight golovkin, he only fights easy fights

  • mattsnow81 .

    the fight is still there, but this one is more complete. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2s7t6z

  • Mattsnow

    Nice to watch this fight again as a warm-up to Canelo-Cotto :) From seeing this, I give a very low chance to Cotto.

    • tango2042

      Matt, this was an excellent fight with a very impressive Canelo indeed. I fully agree with you. As I said before in one of my comments, Cotto would be thinking in retirement after this fight.

  • eldiariero

    Sin dudas un nombre mas en el record de Alvarez,en una pelea,que definio muy bien.
    Pelea corta,pero muy violenta,con una definicion que espero halla marcado el fin de Kirklan como boxeador.Saludos