Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Kirkland Seeks Release From 50 Cent's SMS Promotions

By Steve Kim

The finances of Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson have been in the news a lot lately but the concern of Mike Miller, the attorney and adviser to junior middleweight James Kirkland, is their situation with SMS Promotions, which filed for bankruptcy back in late May. Putting all their contracted fighters in limbo.

"We're just trying to get in touch with 50's bankruptcy attorney. He won't return our phone calls to figure out what plans they have for James Kirkland," Miller told BoxingScene.com.

Sources tell BoxingScene.com that SMS Promotions - which has other boxers under contract such as Yuriorkis Gamboa and Ryan Martin -  are trying to assign their contracts to other promotional entities.

"Our contract is un-assignable so he can't assign our contract to a new company or anybody else,'' explained Miller, who had that specific provision written into their deal."

Really I don't know what leg they have to stand on to retain our contract. I don't want to waste a hundred twenty days to find out. I'm trying to get some dialogue going to see if we can reach a mutual agreement that Kirkland goes his way and 50 goes his way and we both move on."

Calls to James Berman the bankruptcy attorney representing SMS  Promotions were not returned.

Kirkland, who was last seen getting stopped by Saul Alvarez on May 9th, has had just two fights since December of 2013. His career has stagnated due to various promotional and managerial disputes, along with some stints in jail in the past. But Miller is eager to get the 31-year old from Austin, Texas back in the ring.

"It's stale, right now. We haven't fought since May and unless we move quickly he's not going to fight again this year because nobody is going to let him fight while he's involved in 50's bankruptcy," said Miller.

Tags: James Kirkland image   50 Cent image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 07-15-2015

Kirkland should go to Freddie Roach or Garcia. Ann Wolfe or his current crap-trainer cant improve him more. He should be able o find a new promoter though, they always look for entertaining B-Level guys.

Comment by OnePunch on 07-15-2015

Its not up to 50's attorney, its up to the bankruptcy trustee what happens with Kirklands contract, because at the moment the contract is an asset/liability of SMS. If in fact the contract is non-assignable, then the trustee cant sell…

Comment by uniquehump on 07-14-2015

Maybe Floyd can help his boy 50 out and announce Kirkland as Number 49, live on PBC.

Comment by ironmike2012 on 07-14-2015

If 50 filed bankruptcy that would mean they are free agents. Kirkland needs some rest, Anne Wolfe and easy fight back. The right promoter could bring him back. I will watch his fights regardless of opponent because his fights are…

Comment by BOXEO _ on 07-14-2015

Yuriorkis Gamboa just shakes his head.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Pacquiao: I Think Fans Are Excited For Rematch With Mayweather Adonis Stevenson Hopes Pascal Wins, Not Impressed By Bivol David Lemieux: I Want Canelo Because I Know I Can Beat Him! Ellerbe: Broner Will Look To Defy The Odds, Shut Everyone Up Vijender Singh Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank News: Christopher Diaz, Bryant Perrella, Tori Nelson, Luis Lebron Hearn: Hooker is The Standout at 140, I Want Defense in Dallas Broner: F*** The Money, I'm Not Just Coming To Get a Check Photos: Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner - Face To Face in NYC Broner: Pacquiao Ain't Fighting Floyd, I'm Gonna Beat His Ass! Photos: Canelo Grinding Hard For Rocky Fielding Title Clash Pacquiao Confirms He'll Work With Roach Again For Broner Bout Pacquiao Warns Broner: I've Learned To 'Problem Solve' in Politics Canelo on GGG Win: Nicest Feeling To Shut Mouths With Facts! Claressa Shields vs. Femke Hermans Set, December 8 on HBO Ganigan Lopez Tops Telemundo Card in Mexico City Yves Ngabu vs. Micki Nielsen Finalized For February 16, Belgium Nathan Gorman vs. Alex Leapai Set For Warrington-Frampton LIVE STREAM: Pacquiao vs. Broner - NYC Press Conference Bivol: Alvarez KO Of Kovalev Surprised Me, Favor Him In Rematch Ugas Confident of Winning WBC Belt - Surprising Porter, Critics Hurd: I Would Beat Both Charlos, Canelo and Golovkin! Joseph Parker: After Flores, Hopefully I'll Be Fighting in The UK BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - Nov. 19 Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits New York For Broner Presser Kieran Smith Ready For Step Up in Class With Peter McDonagh WBC Prez: I Hope Golovkin vs. Charlo Eliminator Will Happen Frampton: Warrington is Made For Me - I'll Prove I'm Better Canelo Says His Coach Felt Fielding Was Perfect Foe at 168 Juan Francisco Estrada Year-End Ring Return Ruled Out Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol De La Hoya: If I Train For 3 Months - I Can Get in With The Best! Claressa Shields: I'm The Greatest Woman of All-Time! Photos: David Lemieux, Yves Ulysse Presser For Canelo-Fielding Thomas Valdez Shocks Luis Coria With Split Decision Win Chavez Jr. Admits To Abusing Drugs, Alcohol After Martinez Loss Brandon Rios: If Hearn Presents a Title Shot Next - I'm There! Photos: Jean Pascal in Top Form, Grinds For Dmitry Bivol Clash Anvar Yunusov Stops Jose Salinas in Seventh Round Jarrell Miller: If No Joshua - I'd Fight Whyte, Chisora, Allen or Price!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement