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Photos: Canelo's Vicious KO of Kirkland - HUGE Gallery

Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas - It was originally scheduled for 2012. Almost three years later we get the fight. Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32KOs) scored a vicious third round knockout of James Kirkland (32-2, 28KOs). Kirkland brought the drama to Canelo, landing hard combinations and getting Canelo to the ropes. Canelo started firing back and dropped Kirkland with a big right hand. Kirkland got up and started firing back but Canelo was unloading with both hands and had him in serious trouble in the closing moments. Photos by Ed Mulholland/HBO.

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Kirkland went right back into trouble at the start of the second round, but he was able to weather the storm and started landing some very good shots on Canelo as he backed the Mexican star back to the ropes. Canelo was fighting back and seemed to be a little tired from trying to knock Kirkland out in earlier moments.

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Kirkland went back on the attack in the third, staying close to Canelo and letting his hands go. As Kirkland was walking in, he got dropped by a hard uppercut. Kirkland made it up and he was caught by a massive right hand that spun Kirkland around and sent him down and out.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-10-2015

I still think that Canelo/Cotto could be a great fight. Crazy it hasnt happened as yet, they first mentioned it years ago. Cotto will probably wait for Mayweather, but I would prefer that he fight Canelo.

Comment by PeasantCrusha on 05-10-2015

[QUOTE=willieb24;15671586]Cotto gets his ass sparked the same way.[/QUOTE] Right because Cotto fights just like Kirkland...

Comment by drummer5 on 05-10-2015

I don't know ish about boxing?????? I do know that the difference from the trout fight to Now is cotto has Freddy Roach, in case you didn't know. That does help in some ways. Bottom line, action speak louder than…

Comment by Beater_of_ass on 05-10-2015

[QUOTE=willieb24;15672449]So, lol , if you want to put it like that Cotto got his ass whipped by No Doubt Trout, you forgot about that right??? Canelo beat him..You don't know ish about boxing lol[/QUOTE] Everyone has bad nights, Canelo was…

Comment by drummer5 on 05-10-2015

LeBestia......I do have Canelo winning cotto BUT I don't think it will be an easy fight for him cuz one thing Canelo has shown is...he is VERY Vunerable to jabs. Canelo had no answer to Mayweather jabs and canelo had…

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