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James Kirkland Wears Down and Stops Glen Tapia

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - In a junior middleweight showdown, James Kirkland (32-1, 28KOs) made his return to the ring and stopped a previously undefeated Glen Tapia (20-1, 12KOs) in six rounds.

There were fireworks from the first round. Tapia was stunned and taking punishment in the second. Kirkland and Tapia traded moments in the third where they were able to stun each other. Tapia started bleeding from his nose and mouth in the third, but he was fighting his way out of trouble. Tapia appeared to be wearing down in the fourth and fifth rounds. Tapia was landing shots, but Kirkland took them well and kept coming. Both fighters had swelling eyes at this point.

The doctor nearly stopped the fight at the end of the fifth for Tapia, who was taking a lot of punishment and not throwing enough punches back. During the sixth, Kirkland continued to batter Tapia against the ropes until the referee jumped in to stop the match, with Tapia nearly out on his feet.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pez on 12-10-2013

Tapia looked really good in the first round. But it was all over once he stepped foot into Kirkland's realm. Although I think he is going to get KO'd again against higher opposition, Kirkland tests hearts and eats them.

Comment by PR ESQ. on 12-10-2013

[QUOTE=lillu89;14006853]Canelo puts Kirkland in a casket dude mark my words. And that's all Im going to say.[/QUOTE] Doubtful. Canelo would have to engage to make your dreamy wish come true. No way in hell canelo gives him that opportunity to…

Comment by Dirk Diggler UK on 12-09-2013

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;14010395][B]Molina lost to Kirk by tko[/B], and many think that Molina beat Lara. I'd love to see Lara Kirkland. i'd love to see Kirk attempt to torture the boring one.[/QUOTE] :rofl::rofl::rofl:

Comment by Frank Ducketts on 12-09-2013

[QUOTE=illpapi;14009282]LMAO!!! I'm laughing at all the people who think he is ready for Canelo or Lara! Wait...let me laugh a little longer....hold on.....ok I'm good. A good boxer with movement and defense will knock this fool out. I mean if…

Comment by Devils Advocate on 12-09-2013

[QUOTE=lillu89;14006853]Canelo puts Kirkland in a casket dude mark my words. And that's all Im going to say.[/QUOTE] Cotto Jr damn near had Canelo in a casket. What are y gonna say "He was weight drained"? Jose Cotto ain't no joke…

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