Kirkland Demands More Money, Rosado Fight a No Go

By Steve Kim

On December 19th at the Forum in Inglewood, California, Golden Boy Promotions is staging a card that will be televised by HBO as part of their 'Boxing After Dark' series. Nicholas Walters, the former WBA featherweight belt-holder - who is promoted by Top Rank - is scheduled to open this telecast.

There were strong indications that a junior middleweight bout between James Kirkland and Gabe Rosado would headline this show. Golden Boy had worked out an agreement with 50 Cent's SMS Promotions so that Kirkland could appear on this card.

Word is that both parties had come to terms last week when suddenly the mercurial Kirkland informed everybody that he wanted more money over the weekend. It was at that point this fight was then taken of the table according to a source

It's not clear what Kirkland's immediate plans will be at this point. He was last seen getting stopped in three rounds by Saul Alvarez in Houston, Texas, on May 9th.

Kirkland (33-2, 28KOs), 31-years-old, has only been in action three times in the last four years.

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by too_much on 10-15-2015

Kirkland's stock has dropped so far, he will never get what he thinks he should be paid. He needs to start at the bottom again and work his way up.

Comment by SlySlickSmooth on 10-15-2015

Kirkland "I'm just not going to fight until I'm broke so I can get paid to get knocked out by another rising contender next year."

Comment by royjonesjrKTFO on 10-15-2015

[QUOTE=bigdunny1;16129299]Waste of talent.[/QUOTE] Never had that.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-14-2015

Kirkland pulling a Demetrius Andrade. :nonono:

Comment by Southpawology on 10-14-2015

Kirkland never had a chin anyway! Kirkland will fall to the way side

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Nietes' Trainer: No Palicte Rematch, We Want The Best at 115 McCallum Turns To Former Foe in Bid To Make Improvements Hearn Warns Warren: Fury Will Never Get 50-50 Split For Joshua Kosei Tanaka Beats Sho Kimura in Absolute War For WBO Title Anthony Joshua Smiles: This Payday is Deontay Wilder's Legacy! Zakaria Attou Stripped of EBU Belt, Milas vs. Tintor on Oct. 6 Labour MP Believes Boxing Can Help Knockout Knife Crime Joshua, Wilder, Fury Comprise Boxing's Ultimate Reality Show Eleider Alvarez Felt Golovkin Won, Vows To Beat Down Kovalev Jean Pascal vs. Gary Kopas at Cruiserweight on November 9 Oquendo: WBA Should Do The Right Thing, Crown Me Champion WBC Prez is Proud of Povetkin's Performance With Joshua Linares Finds New Hunger at 140, Still Eyes Mikey Garcia, Loma Oscar Valdez To Start Training Camp With Reynoso on October 1 Anthony Joshua: I'll Fight Wilder Even If He Loses To Tyson Fury Juanma: I Hope Gamboa Faces Me, Doesn't Run To Fight Loma Hearn: Wilder Must Agree Now, We Won't Wait Until Fury Fight! Joshua: Povetkin Strong, But Didn't Hurt Me In The First Round Photos: Luke Campbell Avenges Loss To Yvan Mendy Dillian Whyte To Anthony Joshua: I'm Here, Ready To Fight Next Photos: Sergey Kuzmin Stops Injured David Price in Four Joshua Wants Wilder-Fury Winner April 13 at Wembley Stadium Photos: Anthony Joshua Blasts Out Povetkin - MEGA Gallery Anthony Joshua: Fans Can Decide My April Foe! Photos: Lawrence Okolie Defeats Matty Askin in a Stinker Photos: Shakhram Giyasov Breaks Down, Stops Laguna Danny Garcia: Porter Loss Was Tough, I Have A lot of Fight Left! Jayson Velez Demolishes Orlando Cruz in Two Rounds Krael Shocks Borrego on Mayweather Card, Bellows is Upset Selina Barrios Dominates Juarez: Wants Taylor, Mayer, Serrano Hearn: Fury is The Most Unentertaining Fighter I've Ever Seen! Anthony Joshua: I Got My Knockout Streak Back Povetkin Credits Joshua For Big Win, Has No Excuses Over Loss Arum Very Interested in Bringing Canelo and Golovkin To ESPN Danny Gonzalez Edges Johnny Hernandez in Tough Fight Hearn: We Want Wilder Now, It's Biggest Fight in World Boxing Firat Arslan, Emre Cukur, Tarik Sozer Victorius in Istanbul Fury Not Impressed With Joshua Win: Biggest Bum I Ever Saw Photos: Tony Bellew, Oleksandr Usyk - Face To Face at Wembley Anthony Joshua-Alexander Povetkin - CompuBox Punch Stats

Latest Active Forum Threads