Originally Posted by Bloody$Nate$
Kirkland is so unappreciated and underrated. Especially by hypocritical alvarez fans. How can you look down on but defend Alvarez? They call Kirkland a bum and a fraud yet Kirkland goes to the baddest and toughest Mexican in the divisions home turf. and takes Angulo out who was pretty much the baddest man in the division at the time and it was only months after he made the dumb move of getting rid of Anne Wolfe and losing to ishida when his coach at the time tried to make him into a boxer. luckily he switched back to the woman that brings out the best in him. Then Molina beat Cintron yet Alvarez fights cintron while Kirkland fights the winner Molina when Alvarez is champ. How does that work.
That's 2 of the 3(Lara the other) the most ducked fighters in the division. While Alvarez when he fights this natural Jr WW will make it 4 straight fights against washed up and/or irrelevant fighters while he's champion. Not to mention Kirkland always brings it Ans will trade with ANYBODY. Its a damn shame he's been screwed by boxing politics and will be on the shelf for a long period of time. Hopefully he keeps Wolfe through all of this.
If anything hes overrated. Hes a B class fighter, nothing more. Yeah hes exciting to watch sometimes and I will watch all his fights, but he is far from special. It was just a matter of time for people to realize that Alfredo Angulo wasnt anything special either and thats by far his biggest win. Other than that win, Kirkland hasnt showed me anything for me to think hes underrated or a special fighter. Hes just a good, not great, exciting fighter that sometimes has pop in his fists and sometimes he puts on a good show. His trainer Ann Wolfe wouldnt be anything special either if it wasnt for the fact that she cusses alot so she gets alot of exposure.