Team Canelo Eager To Finalize Deal With James Kirkland

By Miguel Rivera

José “Chepo" Reynoso, manager of WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (40-0-1, 29KOs), has applied the pressure to reach a finalized deal with James Kirkland (31-1, 27KOs) for a pay-per-view showdown on September 15th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Canelo is scheduled to begin his training camp in July, says Reynoso. They are hoping a deal is reached with Kirkland, but if the two sides are unable to reach a financial agreement, then Reynoso will consider WBA "regular" champion Austin Trout (24-0, 14KOs), who defends the title against Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday night in California.

“We would very much like to see Kirkland accept this fight. His team is analyzing the risks that are involved in fighting with Canelo. Otherwise, we will consider Austin Trout, if he does well this weekend," Reynoso said.

Canelo was anticipating a tough defense against Paul "The Punisher" Williams. That fight was called off only days after being finalized, as Williams was involved in a serious motocycle accident on Sunday and now the boxer is paralyzed from the waist down.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LADIV on 05-31-2012

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;12189470]PAC came up the hard way though... When he was starting out he wasn't being protected or having belts handed to him. Hell pacs career up until 135 is something canelo can only dream of achieving...[/QUOT maybe he wasn't being…

Comment by AHUEVO on 05-31-2012

[QUOTE=SekondzOut;12189974]:lol1: @ the CinnaMinions....oh man!!! LMAO[/QUOTE] CinnaMinions - bahahahaha that is pretty funny I must admit. Anyhow, it's true you have to give the kid respect for having the balls to face Paul Williams (all my best), then facing somebody…

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 05-31-2012

:lol1: @ the CinnaMinions....oh man!!! LMAO

Comment by TheGoldenChamp on 05-31-2012

I'm telling you all, Canelo is legit!!! Sure hes not a polished boxer yet, but the kid is only 21!!! And Canelo deserves more credit for taking dangerous fights!!! PWill (God Bless his recovery) wouldve been a very dangerous fight!!!…

Comment by richardt on 05-30-2012

[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-;12188726]i gotta give Canelo props for this fight. Usually, when a fighter gets pulled from a card like that, promoters like to throw a softie. last, i'm sure they ran it by Canelo and for him to say 'fock it,…

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