Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will face off against James Kirkland in a twelve round junior middleweight bout. Mike Sloan will have live HBO Boxing play-by-play at approximately 10:45 p.m. ET. , Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez and the Texas titan James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland will clash in a 12-round super welterweight showdown at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9, 2015.
“I’m very happy that my upcoming fight with James Kirkland will air on HBO; it will be exciting, explosive and should not be missed,” said Canelo Alvarez.
Frankie Gomez, Freddie Roach’s most prized prospect, will also be fighting on the undercard and will face Humberto Soto in the junior welterweight division.
“This is the fight I’ve been waiting for,” said James Kirkland. “Canelo is the opponent I get asked about more than any other fighter. I’m ready to show my skills to the world and shut down the people who doubt me. Come fight night you will see a great fight between two warriors and I know at the end of the night my hand will be raised in victory.”