Originally Posted by TheChinChecker
2 more points made about kirkland and he's off the list.
well in my opinion Ishida was the was the first conceivable threat and only Kirkland's 3rd fight since coming off of a 2 year layoff and something like 18 months in prison. So he wouldnt have been able to train very well on his layoff. Not to mention he was working with a new trainer that he was unhappy with. I think his lack of defense, the ring rust, and the new training regimen are the reason he was KO'd by Ishida, not an especially glassy chin.