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Photos: Canelo, Kirkland Tense Face To Face in Houston

HOUSTON - Canelo Alvarez and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland hosted the final press conference in Houston on Thursday, May 7 ahead of their showdown on May 9 at Minute Maid Park and live on HBO World Championship Boxing ®. Golden Boy Promotions Founder and President Oscar De La Hoya, SMS Promotions Chairman and CEO Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, and Future Hall of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Partner Bernard Hopkins were also in attendance to support their fighters ahead of Saturday’s bout. Also in attendance were promoters Mike Battah, President of Leija*Battah Promotions and Jesse James Leija, Texas Boxing Legend and Founder of Leija*Battah Promotions. Photos by Hoganphotos.

Other fighters on the Canelo vs. Kirkland undercard in attendance at Thursday’s press conference included co-main event fighter Humberto “La Zorrita” Soto (65-8-2, 35 KOs), 2012 Olympian Joseph “Jojo” Diaz Jr. (15-0, 10 KOs), Chinese heavyweight sensation, Taishan (3-0, 2 KOs), KeAndre Gibson (12-0-1, 5 KOs), Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs), Ryan Martin (12-0, 7 KOs), and James Leija Jr.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ramses07 on 05-09-2015

[QUOTE=Beercules;15666307]Why am I starting to think Kirkland whoops Ginger?[/QUOTE] yeah man don't sleep on kirkland.

Comment by Beercules on 05-09-2015

Why am I starting to think Kirkland whoops Ginger?

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 05-09-2015

[QUOTE=Cupo303;15662622][SIZE="3"]Did Canelo have a growth spurt or is Kirland's 5'9 height overstated?[/SIZE][/QUOTE] He's 5'7! Lol my boy who's 5'8 has a pic with him and he was taller than Kirk.

Comment by StefanTosic on 05-09-2015

I favor Canelo but I'll rot for Kirkland, I expect an exciting fight.

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 05-09-2015

[QUOTE=Cupo303;15662622][SIZE="3"]Did Canelo have a growth spurt or is Kirland's 5'9 height overstated?[/SIZE][/QUOTE] I think he's still growing. He might be a Super Middleweight in a few years.

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