May 09 2015
Saturday

Minute Maid Park, Houston, United States

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

Score cards

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

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The tape

32
Age
38
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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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs James Kirkland report

Who won Alvarez vs Kirkland?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat James Kirkland by knockout in the 3rd round on Saturday 9th May 2015 at Minute Maid Park in 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

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 44 wins, 1 loss and 1  draw, 31 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

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 knock out.

The stats suggested Kirkland had advantage in power over Canelo, with a 88% knock out percentage over Canelo's 70%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.

Saul ‘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 year and 2 months later than Kirkland, whose first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 343 more professional rounds, 460 to Kirkland's 117.

Alvarez vs Kirkland form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beat Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Before that, he had won against Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 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.

What were the odds on Alvarez vs Kirkland?

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