David P. Greisman was front and center at the post fight press conference on the night that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez dramatically knocked out James Kirkland. Canelo spoke to media members after what is likely a strong candidate for 2015 Knockout of The Year. Kirkland was taken to the hospital to get checked out after the contest.
In front of more than 31,000 raucous fans Minute Maid Park in Houston, super welterweight sensation Mexico's Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) knocked out Texas' "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) with a thunderous right hand in the middle of the third-round, capping a sensational performance that saw the 24-year-old drop Kirkland in the first round, second round in the third and deliver a number of huge shots before the eventual end of the fight. The fight was broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.