Former world champion light-middleweight boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is set to fight James Kirkland in Houston, Texas on Saturday, May 9. While Guadalajara-born Alvarez is the bookies favorite to win, Kirkland is known for his power and the bout could become an edge-of-your-seat contest.
Since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September 2013, Alvarez has had two fights, winning both comfortably.
Tickets for the event sold out within two hours of being made available. The fight will be shown live on TV Azteca at 10 p.m.