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James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef

By TMZ Sports

Junior middleweight/middleweight contender James Kirkland was arrested in Austin, Texas earlier this month in connection to a child support case ... TMZ Sports has learned.

We've confirmed ... Kirkland was taken into custody by the Travis County Sheriff's Dept. on August 8th for contempt of court for non-payment of child support.

It's unclear how much Kirkland owes -- but according to reports, he made more than $1 million for his May 2015 fight against Canelo Alvarez, which was the last time Kirkland stepped in the ring. He's also reportedly in early talks to fight former four division world champion Miguel Cotto later this year. Kirkland was also being considered as a comeback opponent for former middleweight champion David Lemieux.

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Kirkland's bond was set at $15,160.25 -- which he paid. He has since been released from custody.

Kirkland is no stranger to getting arrested. In recent years he's been in legal trouble due to assault allegations and illegal firearms possession.

We reached out to Kirkland's former trainer, Ann Wolfe, for more info -- stay tuned.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by r1onnie2 on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=revelated;16977819]Fairly certain Kirkland had "the talk" with his dad at one point and it went like this [/QUOTE] LMMFAO I can't stop laughing, I'm dying over here!

Comment by LOWBLOW_CHAMP on 08-25-2016

[QUOTE=Jayallday9;16976951]Figured someone would ask....Ill try and make this quick for you buddy...Your monthly check does not get passed in it's entirety because they take a small "fee" out of each check..That's how they make money..Being married only means you will…

Comment by Thutch2412 on 08-24-2016

[QUOTE=OnePunch;16976874]how exactly does the gov make money on child support when the money gets passed through to the mother? heres a tip. If you dont want to pay child support, dont nut in a female you dont intend on marrying.…

Comment by uniquehump on 08-24-2016

[QUOTE=Jayallday9;16976951]Figured someone would ask....Ill try and make this quick for you buddy...Your monthly check does not get passed in it's entirety because they take a small "fee" out of each check..That's how they make money..Being married only means you will…

Comment by PivotandRoll on 08-24-2016

[QUOTE=Jayallday9;16976951]Figured someone would ask....Ill try and make this quick for you buddy...Your monthly check does not get passed in it's entirety because they take a small "fee" out of each check..That's how they make money..Being married only means you will…

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