Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States
Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Kirkland vs Montiel?
Juan Macias Montiel beat James Kirkland by knockout in the 1st round on Saturday 26th December 2020 at Shrine Exposition Center in California.
The fight took place over 1 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 160 pounds (11.4 stone or 72.6 KG).
Kirkland vs Montiel stats
James Kirkland stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 30 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Juan Macias Montiel made his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 2 draws, with 21 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Montiel had advantage in power over Kirkland, with a 100% knock out percentage over Kirkland's 88%.
James Kirkland was the older man by 10 years, at 36 years old.
James Kirkland fought out of the southpaw stance, while Juan Macias Montiel was an orthodox fighter.
Kirkland was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made his debut in 2001, 8 years and 2 months earlier than Montiel, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 23 more professional rounds, 117 to Montiel's 94.
Kirkland vs Montiel form
Kirkland had lost to all of his last 1 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on 9th May 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round at Minute Maid Park, Houston, United States.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had drawn with Hugo Centeno Jr on 21st December 2019 by split draw in their 10 round contest at Toyota Arena, California, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Juan Macias Montiel had been fighting more than James Kirkland.
Going to this contest, James Kirkland had last fought 5 years, 8 months and 17 days ago, while Juan Macias Montiel's last outing had been 1 year, 1 month and 5 days ago.
What time did Kirkland vs Montiel start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 pm EST / 6:00 pm PST at Shrine Exposition Center, California, United States, which was around 2:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Kirkland vs Montiel?
Kirkland vs Montiel was broadcast on FOX in the US.