Miguel Cotto vs. James Kirkland Showdown in Play?

By Steve Kim

Despite not having fought since being stopped in three rounds by Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez on May 9th of 2015, James Kirkland (32-2, 28KOs) is still in the mix to face marquee names.

Kirkland has been approached about the possibility of fighting former four division world champion Miguel Cotto in the fall. Cotto has been out of the ring since losing a twelve round decision to Canelo last November at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

His attorney/adviser, Mike Miller told on Wednesday afternoon,"We're still waiting to hear from Roc Nation (Sports) if we're going to be able to make the fight with Miguel Cotto.


"I understand Cotto's on vacation and we've been told that he'll make a decision once he returns. So we're hopeful and optimistic that we'll be able to fight Cotto later this year."

According to Miller a weight limit of 153 pounds,"is what we've talked about."

There have been published reports of a possible fight versus former IBF middleweight belt-holder, David Lemieux.

"They've talked about it, I'm hoping for the Cotto fight,"said Miller.

Whenever he returns to the ring, it looks like Kirkland will be back with trainer Anne Wolfe.

"The last I heard they're talking and ready to work together,"explained Miller."It's going to be reunited like 'Peaches and Herb.'"

Steve Kim is the news editor for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by caliAv on 08-04-2016

This fight makes no sense. Kirkland is washed up with no chin. He can barley make weight and out punches himself iby round 2.I would rather see Cotto vs Lara

Comment by torosboxing75 on 08-04-2016

Kirkland under Wolf is a dangerous man. I hate Cotto for picking him though. I was hoping for Cotto vs Thurman or something like it. I hope this back fires like the Trout fight and he gets KO'd. I'm done…

Comment by JmH Reborn on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=Pozomuro;16923021]If you are getting 15 MM and changing fans $70.00 for that fight, you should be fighting a hungry young lions, not a crippled "has been".[/QUOTE] That's Roc Nation's fault for overpaying for Cotto. That 70.00 price tag is a…

Comment by cotto#1p4p on 08-04-2016

Lol might as well retire instead of fighting this bum

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 08-04-2016

[QUOTE=JJRalkman;16922463]-Fight a journeyman -Pick up a paper title or two -Call yourself better than ever before -Fight a live opponent and lose -Pout after the fight, say you really won, etc. -Disappear for a year, rinse and repeat[/QUOTE] Nailed it!!…

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