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Photos: Kirkland and Angulo Wage a War in Cancun

Centro de Cancun, Cancun, Mexico - James Kirkland (30-1, 27KOs) stopped Alfredo Angulo (20-2, 17KOs) in the sixth round of a war. The fight was a WBC junior middleweight eliminator for a mandatory shot at the champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. In a sure fire round of the year, Kirkland was knocked down hard by a big right hand in the first thirty seconds of the first, and survived a wild swinging Angulo for nearly two minutes. Once Angulo punched himself out, Kirkland started battering Angulo, knocked him down, and nearly finished him off by the end of the first bell. After several more rounds of warfare, the referee jumped in as Kirkland punished Angulo against the ropes in the sixth. Photos by Robert Fernandez/Hoganphotos and Al. Salazar Quequi

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by EdMon917 on 11-07-2011

What an epic 1st round. I did not expect Angulo to get beat like that, hats off to James Kirkland.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 11-07-2011

I agree with the commentators when they mentioned that the fight could've been on ppv.

Comment by Tobi.G on 11-06-2011

Kirkland has yet to beat a solid boxer with skills. To be honest Angulo was just a stupid brawler who was gassed after the first round already punching himself out, verry dumb. He should have been more patient but hes…

Comment by blackops on 11-06-2011

[QUOTE=budfr;11379716]listen puta, perro didn't train. in that case kirkland the monkey was exposed badly by a feather fisted, old, unknown, with many loses, japanese. in his own backyard too. so stf up el perro is coming back and beats kirkland…

Comment by blackops on 11-06-2011

Going into this fight I thought Angulo was the more technically sound fighter but Kirkland stepped up his game and thoroughly dominated Angulo for the duration of the fight. Now I know all of Angulo's fans,ie...so-called Hispanics(Mestizos)will make endless excuses…

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