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Mayweather Sr. Disagrees With Kirkland on KO Loss

By Rick Reeno

MGM Grand, Las Vegas: The "Upset Kid" - Japan's junior middleweight Nobuhiro Ishida (23-6-2, 8KOs) - became an instant sensation with his first round stoppage of previously undefeated James Kirkland (27-1, 24KOs). The fight took place on Saturday night on the Erik Morales-Marcos Maidana pay-per-view undercard. After scoring three knockdowns, the referee stopped the fight and Ishida pulled off the upset of the year.

After the fight was over, Kirkland expressed his feelings on the loss. He disagreed with with referee's ruling to stop the fight - because in Kirkland's opinion the knockdowns were nothing to worry about.

"I don't know why they stopped the fight.  There is not a three knockdown rule in Vegas. I'm really upset right now.  That was a messed up call. I was telling him I wanted to keep fighting. He [Ishida] wasn't anything. He had no power. This was messed up," Kirkland said.

Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., who watched from ringside, said Ishida was easily on his way to knocking Kirkland out. He doesn't blame Kirkland's chin, but rather his lack of defense in the fight.

"Those were three real knockdowns. If the referee didn't stop it, his ass was about to be knocked out. Then what would have he said then? No defense. That's why man, your career can last longer if you have defense. All of these guys who fight like that with no defense and just jump in [with punches], that's what happens," Mayweather Sr.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Brother Jay on 04-13-2011

Right .... that's why he lost to Williams the first time. Freaking Margarito beat him before. The secret to Martinez' success is that EVERYONE had underestimated him. Williams didn't believe that Martinez had the firepower to catch him and rock…

Comment by Brother Jay on 04-13-2011

Maybe because the man has forgotten more about boxing than you'll ever know? That could possibly be it.

Comment by starsjuicebar on 04-11-2011

Mayweather Sr is right about the D.

Comment by Konstantin on 04-11-2011

[QUOTE=SluggerFan;10357027]All Cortez did by keeping Kirkland down was give Kirkland an excuse. Now Kirkland can say "I wasn't hurt", "I could've continued", etc but we will now never know. It didn't look good for him but he should have been…

Comment by ELPERRO on 04-11-2011

[QUOTE=check hook;10359807]Still think Kirkland beats Martinez you silly cunt????[/QUOTE] NO ONE beats Martinez below 160. Angulo will be the only one to make it an interesting fight. Anyone still thinks Kirkland beats Angulo?

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