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Canelo-Kirkland Deal Reached: Kirkland Ready For War

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been advised that a deal has been reached to match James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs) against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs) on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The fight will headline a pay-per-view event. Kirkland's legal adviser, Michael Miller, tells BoxingScene that he reached an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions a few hours ago. Golden Boy promotes both Alvarez and Kirkland.

Last week, an agreement was reached for Alvarez to fight Paul "The Punisher" Williams. However, this past Sunday in Atlanta Williams was involved in a tragic motorcycle accident which left the boxer paralyzed from the waist down.

Following his March ten round disqualification win over Carlos Molina, Kirkland underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair two tears in his right shoulder. It was initially believed that Kirkland would not be able to fight until the month of October. However, Kirkland was medically cleared on Wednesday by his treating physician.

"September 15th, it's on. [James] is ready. He wants to go to training camp tomorrow. He's ready to go. I asked him 'what about the shoulder' and he said 'I'll cut my arm off and beat that boy with my cut off arm if I have to - make the fight.' That's how excited he is about it. He is ready to go," Miller told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cuauhtémoc1520 on 06-01-2012

[QUOTE=hhnic718;12194475]Canelo has shown a good constitution since getting [B]beat on by Jose Cotto[/B]. I think he has the edge here.[/QUOTE] He was hit flush and rocked once in that fight, now he was beaten on....? Fukin sh1t, stupidity is running…

Comment by Alx. on 06-01-2012

love this fight! can't wait it's bad enough berto-ortiz and khan peterson 2 have been cancelled this will be fight of the year!

Comment by hhnic718 on 06-01-2012

Canelo has shown a good constitution since getting beat on by Jose Cotto. I think he has the edge here.

Comment by Phil Ivey on 06-01-2012

Canelo is going to whoop him.

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-01-2012

Kirk's getting a bout he doesn't deserve as Lara 's #1...if he doesn't get the red head in the 1st 3 he's gone b4 7...Wolf's claim she has invented all the training she does 4 him is stuff she's taken…

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