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May 09 2015
Saturday

Minute Maid Park, Houston, United States

12 round contest @ Super Welterweight
James Kirkland
Kirkland
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44-1-1 
KO 3

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  • 118-110
  • 119-109
  • 117-111
KO 3
32-1-0

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24
Age
31
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Southpaw (L)

Tape record

SDTKOMDUDTKO
Form
TKODQTKOTKOKO
44
Wins
32
31
By KO
28
70
KO%
88
1
Loses
1
Draws
0
2005
Debut
2001

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Canelo Alvarez vs James Kirkland report


Who won Alvarez vs Kirkland?

Canelo Alvarez beat James Kirkland by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday, May 9th, 2015, at Minute Maid Park, Houston.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 154 pounds (11 stone or 69.8 kg).

Alvarez vs Kirkland stats

Back in May 2015, Canelo Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss, and 1  draw, 31 of those wins coming by way of knockout.

James Kirkland made his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 28 of those wins by knockout.

The stats suggested Kirkland had an advantage in power over Canelo, with a 88% knockout percentage compared to Canelo's 70%.

Canelo Alvarez was the younger man by 7 years, at 24 years old.

Canelo Alvarez fought out of the orthodox stance, while James Kirkland was a southpaw.

Canelo was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 4 years and 2 months later than Kirkland, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 379 more professional rounds, totaling 496 compared to Kirkland's 117.

Alvarez vs Kirkland form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Erislandy Lara on July 12, 2014, by split decision in their 12 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.

Prior to that, he had defeated Alfredo Angulo on March 8, 2014, by technical knockout in the 10th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr on September 14, 2013, by majority decision in their WBC World Super Welterweight and WBA Super World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Austin Trout on April 20, 2013, by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Welterweight and WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.

He had won against Shane Mosley on May 5, 2012, by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.

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Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 4 days, which means he had been fighting approximately every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.6 rounds on average.

What time did Alvarez vs Kirkland start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at Minute Maid Park, Houston, United States, which was around 5:00 AM BST in the UK.

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