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22 SEPTEMBER 2018

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Canelo Vs. Kirkland Weigh In Report




By Marc Livitz in Houston, TX: The huge turnout today at Minute Maid Park in downtown Houston, Texas left hardly any indication that a Texas fighter would be part of the main event. While three to four hundred fans packed the Union Station atrium this afternoon, early estimates have nearly 45,000 fight fans on the docket for tomorrow night’s highly anticipated light middleweight clash between Mexican superstar, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland. It’s been a long time since Canelo’s legions of devotees in the United States have had to subject themselves to a mere 16,000 seat sports arena, save for Las Vegas. Although April showers may indeed May flowers, the heat and humidity of the Space City was reason enough to hold today’s weigh in inside the confines of one of the stadium’s many atria. Saturday’s sixteen bout card involves the doors opening at 11am CT and tickets as low as just $10. Two bouts, including the main event will be shown live in the Unites States as part of HBO’s "World Championship Boxing". Weights for the entire fight card listed below.

 

Main Event - Super Welterweights
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez - (44-1-1, 31 KO’s) - Guadalajara, JAL., MX. - 154.5 lbs.

James "Mandingo Warrior" -Kirkland (32-1, 28 KO’s) - Austin, TX. - 154.5 lbs.

 

Super Lightweights - 10 Rounds

Humberto Soto - (65-8-2, 35 KO’s) - Los Mochis, SIN., MX. - 142.5 lbs.

Frankie Gomez - (18-0, 13 KO’s) - E. Los Angeles, - 147.5 lbs.

 

Featherweights - 10 Rounds

Joseph Diaz, Jr. - (15-0, 10 KO’s) - South El Monte, CA. - 125.5 lbs.

Giovani Delgado - (15-2, 9 KO’s) - Mexico City, D.F., MX. - 125.5 lbs.

 

Heavyweights - 4 Rounds

Taishan Dong - (3-0, 2 KO’s) - Beijing, China - 7’0" tall, 289 lbs.

Jamal Woods - (6-18-3, 6 KO’s) - Flint, Michigan - 248.5 lbs.

 

Super Welterweights - 10 Rounds
Joshua Clottey - (38-4, 22 KO’s) - Accra, Ghana - 153.75 lbs

Jorge Silva - (19-8-2, 15 KO’s) - Tijuana, MX - 155.25 lbs.

 

Lightweights - 6 Rounds

Ryan Martin - (12-0, 7 KO’s) - Chattanooga, TN. - 136.25 lbs.

Ivan Zavala - (7-9-2, 3 KO’s) - 137.5 lbs.

 

Super Lightweights - 8 Rounds

Curtis Meeks - (9-1-2, 3 KO’S) - Austin, TX. - 134.75 lbs.

Ramsey Luna - (12-2, 5 KO’s) - Corpus Christi, TX. - 137.5 lbs.

 

Featherweights - 4 Rounds

Cresencio Ramos - (2-0, 1 KO) - San Antonio, TX. - 122 lbs.

Cody Walker - (1-4) - Shreveport, LA. - 125.5 lbs.

 

Welterweights - 4 Rounds

James Leija, Jr. - (Pro Debut) - San Antonio, TX. - 144 lbs.

Eric Butler - (0-5-1) - San Antonio, TX. - 152.2 lbs.

 

Light Heavyweights - 6 Rounds

Alfonso Lopez - (23-3, 18 KO’s) - Cut and Shoot, TX. - 173.25 lbs.

Lester Gonzalez - (12-16-4, 6 KO’s) - San Diego, CA. - 174 lbs.

 

Heavyweights - 6 Rounds

Eugene Hill - (31-1, 21 KO’s) - Galveston, TX. - 255 lbs.

Chris Vendola - (8-5, 8 KO’s) - Providence, R.I. - 249 lbs.

 

Welterweights - 8 Rounds

KeAndre Gibson - (12-01-1, 5 KO’s), St. Louis, MO. - 142.25 lbs.

Jorge Romero - (24-9, 21 KO’s), Culiacan, SIN., MX - 142.25 lbs.

 

Featherweights - 6 Rounds

Joseph Rodriguez - (8-0, 2 KO’s), San Antonio, TX. - 130.75 lbs.

Luis Guevara - (3-0-1, 2 KO’s), Houston, TX. - 127 lbs.

 

Super Bantamweights - 10 Rounds

Rodrigo Guerrero - (22-5-1, 15 KO’s), Mexico City, D.F., MX - 122.5 lbs.

Arturo Badillo - (20-6, 18 KO’s), Tijuana, MX - 121lbs.

 

Light Heavyweight - 6 Rounds

Armando Pina - (5-0, 5 KO’s), Chicago, Ill. - 174.5 lbs.

Zacharia Kelley - (4-10, 4 KO’s), Lawton, OK. - 176.25lbs

 

Marc Livitz

Boxing Writer/Columnist

Twitter: @fightawrita

 

 

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