James Kirkland Still Wants an Alfredo Angulo Clash

By Ryan Burton

Undefeated junior middleweight prospect James Kirkland was on hand last Saturday in Las Vegas to see Nonito Donaire's vicious one punch knockout of Fernando Montiel on Saturday night. Both fighters are managed by well known boxing manager Cameron Dunkin.  Kirkland is known for his punching power and in 2009 he appeared on a collision course with fellow heavy hitter Alfredo Angulo.

Things changed in a hurry when Kirkland went to prison on a probation violation.  A little over a year after Kirkland was sent to prison, Angulo was found to be in the United States illegally and hasn't been heard from since. asked Kirkland if he ever thinks about what could have been if the two sluggers had met in the ring. "Yeah man I have thought about that. Eveyone wanted to see that fight. I would hear about it a lot. That's something I really wanted to do."

Kirkland has fights scheduled for March and April and then hopes to get back in the mix for a bigger fight. When asked if he still held out hope to face Angulo sometime down the road, Kirkland told BoxingScene, "Most definitely. After a couple fights I will be ready for a big fight. Hopefully he (Angulo) can get his situation straightened out and get back in the ring."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rome-By-Ko on 02-22-2011

[QUOTE=theplayerpimp;10141462]Wtf are people talking about. Angulo has 19 something fights and has fought good fighters unlike most fighters when they have more fights. Plus i dont know why people over look the fact that angulo was sick the week of…

Comment by theplayerpimp on 02-22-2011

[QUOTE=choelzle;10139719]Everyone wanted to see if Angulo was the real deal so they matched him with Cintron and he got now we know, he's not the real deal. Good pressure fighter, been on a bum beating streak most of his…

Comment by Spray_resistant on 02-22-2011

[QUOTE=killakali;10141180]actually Angulo was winning that fight in the 11th but you are right in that it was a close fight. but let's be real that was a determined and focused Julio..not the same dude who fought Kirkland. Julio knew that…

Comment by Bull24 on 02-22-2011

Is Kirkland going to have to wear one of those house arrest ankle braclets into the ring or does he get to take it off for bouts?

Comment by King Ju-Ju on 02-22-2011

kirkland vs angulo would be a fukkin brawl.

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