Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo-Kirkland Close For May 2nd in San Antonio?

By Steve Kim

Sources close to the situation have told BoxingScene.com that a fight between Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez (44-1-1, 31KOs) and James Kirkland (32-1, 28KOs) is on the verge of being finalized for May 2nd at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas.

Alvarez, had hoped to be facing Miguel Cotto on that date before negotiations broke down and the deal was taken off the table over the weekend . Back in 2013, Alvarez drew nearly 40,000 fans as he battled Austin Trout in this venue.

The hard-hitting Kirkland, who hails from Austin, Texas, has not made an appearance in the ring since stopping Glen Tapia in December of 2013.

Canelo-Kirkland was actually on the docket to take place at one point in 2012. Kirkland withdrew from the bout with a claimed injury only days after agreeing to the terms. He was ultimately replaced by Josesito Lopez, who was stopped in five rounds on September 15th of that year at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It will be interesting to see what happens with May 2, as discussions continue for a Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight on the same date. If Mayweather-Pacquiao is finalized, which many are doubting at this point, then Canelo's fight is likely to move to a different date.

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=joseph5620;15308085]My major issue is that Kirkland has had one fight in three years. He's not going to be the same fighter. Even if he was, he's too wide open and wreckless for a fighter like Canelo. [B]Kirkland doesn't have the…

Comment by joseph5620 on 01-22-2015

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;15308077]This is a really good fight and is being under appreciated by posters in this thread. Canelo isn't some clenching inside game master, he has slow cement feet, and he will stand his ground. I don't see how this wouldn't…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 01-22-2015

This is a really good fight and is being under appreciated by posters in this thread. Canelo isn't some clenching inside game master, he has slow cement feet, and he will stand his ground. I don't see how this wouldn't…

Comment by jai mari078 on 01-22-2015

I am a die hard life long boxing fan, and I am getting so SICK of the politics of boxing. I think mos of us don't expect Floyd to fight Pacquiao, but I was sure Canelo/Cotto was gonna get done.…

Comment by PETUFF on 01-22-2015

not a payper view ?? i am not paying a dime for this crap!:boxing::boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (88)
Top Headlines Hearn Reacts To Critics: Miller vs. Adamek is NO Mismatch! Joseph Diaz, Manager To Meet: Decide on Weight Class Future Canelo 30-Day Weight For Golovkin Rematch - 167.4-Pounds Loeffler: Golovkin is 1 Win Away From Breaking Hopkins Record Fury: Wilder Coming Over Because He Knows Where Daddy Lives Arum is Firm: Murata To Face Quigley, Won't Bow To WBA Order Jermain Taylor - Domestic Violence Charges Are Dropped Tony Yoka's Appeal is Rejected, Doping Ban is Upheld By Judge Jacobs-Derevyanchenko Likely Headed to MSG Theater October 27 Derrick Webster Continues Streak, Stops Les Sherrington Mariana Juarez, Jackie Nava in Line To Collide Later This Year Fury: You'll See 'Heavyweight Sugar Ray Leonard' Against Pianeta Golovkin 30-Day Weight For Canelo Rematch - 168.3-Pounds Hooker Pumped: I'm Ready To Make Saucedo My Next Victim! Golovkin Explains Saunders Deal, Tense Negotiations For Canelo Usyk vs. Bellew: Very Positive Meetings Take Place For Fight Hooker vs. Saucedo Purse Bid: Top Rank Beats Out Hearn Rigondeaux Looks To Work With DeCubas Jr., Aims To Be Active Ryosuke Iwasa vs. TJ Doheny Will Be Carried By ESPN+ Photos: Tyson Fury, Francesco Pianeta - Go Face To Face Fury's Coach: Our Focus Right Now is On Pianeta, Not Wilder Photos: Jose Pedraza Grinds Hard For Rey Beltran Title Fight Ruben Guerrero Leans To Canelo To Beat Golovkin in Rematch Arum on Pacquiao Meeting and Lomachenko's Future Trainer: Whyte-Chisora II Should Be Next; Whyte's Options Limited Tyson Fury Vows To "Spank Deontay Wilder All Over Las Vegas!" David Allen Draws Up a 5 Man Hit-List: Price, Browne, Helenius Wilder: Joshua Damaged Name in U.S., I'll KO Fury in Mid-Rounds Paddy Barnes: Rosales Fight Will Define Me, Define My Career Jessie Vargas: I Can Face Broner in Rematch, Lamont Peterson British Title News: Askin-Okolie, Heffron, Skeete-Corcoran, More Video: Austin Trout Talks Canelo-Golovkin, Charlo, More Holmes emerging from brother's shadow with promotional push Roy Jones: Bivol Needs One or Two More Fights Before Alvarez Lebedev vs. Altunkaya on Sept. 7, Mikhalkin vs. Siaca on Sept. 15 Ruben Villa Back in Action on August 24 at The Doubletree Hotel Photos: Mayweather's Back To School Charity Draws Over 1,000 Lennox Lewis: Fury More Difficult To Beat Than Wilder, Joshua Wilder: Fury Will Be Tougher Fight For Me Than People Think Oscar Valdez Leaves Robles, Hires Eddy Reynoso as Trainer
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement