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Tapia on James Kirkland: I Will Show I Have More Talent

By Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Undefeated junior middleweight contender Glen Tapia (20-0, 12KOs) plans to show his talents when he faces the most dangerous opponent of his entire career, top contender James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs). The fight will be showcased by HBO on December 7th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

Kirkland has a big edge in experience, but Tapia has the edge with activity. He already fought four times in 2013, winning three of those bouts by knockout. Due to promotional and legal issues, Kirkland has been inactive since March 2012, when he was awarded a controversial ten round disqualification win over Carlos Molina.

"This the type of fight that I've been waiting for. I want to show you guys that I'm more than just a [future] champion, I'm one of the best. I'm here to stay and I'll show you guys. He has power, he's a tough guy and he will never quit - and I'm the same way. And I'm the same way and I'll show you guys why I have a little bit more talent. It's going to be a great fight. I fight for the people and I'm going to show it," Tapia told BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 11-06-2013

[QUOTE=illpapi;13906093]My question exactly but at the same time we can ask the same about Kirkland. I think that whoever lands the big shot first wins. Interesting fight.[/QUOTE] Well, we know Kirkland can be hurt, although Tapia doesn't appear to be…

Comment by illpapi on 11-06-2013

[QUOTE=Tuavale;13906947]Kirkland is going to smoke Tapio. Abie Han had Tapia thinking quit. Mandingo Warrior will certainly impose his will on him - brutally.[/QUOTE] I dont know what fight you were watching but I never saw Tapia in any kind of…

Comment by Tuavale on 11-06-2013

Kirkland is going to smoke Tapio. Abie Han had Tapia thinking quit. Mandingo Warrior will certainly impose his will on him - brutally.

Comment by thuggery on 11-05-2013

I hope Kirkland comes out guns blazing and goes to war....I want to like him again

Comment by illpapi on 11-05-2013

[QUOTE=ddangerous;13905648]This is a good match-up. I wonder how Tapia will handle that first big shot from Kirkland.[/QUOTE] My question exactly but at the same time we can ask the same about Kirkland. I think that whoever lands the big shot…

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