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te tumbo

“When he ducked by demanding double the money a month or so ago . . .”(?). i thought he “ducked” Canelo(?) per Wolfe’s instructions and concerns for Kirkland not being 100% for the scheduled bout v. Alvarez, which sounded like a realistic objection to me back then but i Have decided to go out on a limb on behalf of Wolfe’s credibility. a gamble in this fight-game of ours but i just sense that Wolfe is without guile. just listen to her candor before, during, and after a bout. nothing calculated or ingratiating about it. Hell(?!), apparently even Kirkland has had it with the Truth.

Posted August 21, 2012 6:21 pm 

te tumbo

i agree that Wolfe is able to recognize and bring the best out of Kirkland, which is NOT a skilled never mind masterful boxer but a powerpunching menace with the ability to KTFO of any opponent. that is the best albeit flawed fighter that Kirkland can ever be and Wolfe deserves credit for avoiding the hype or delusion and keeping it Mf’n real.

Posted August 21, 2012 4:54 pm 

sgt p

seems like more is going on than what is said…james knows he is about average without wolf, maybe he is just tired of pushing himself that much, but it is not like they havent lived up to their end of the bargain, james have a excellent record, and a title shot with canelo, most fighter dont even get that chance with better ability and more punching power, hell archie moore fought over 80 times before he got a title shot

Posted August 21, 2012 3:39 pm 


Kirkland looking to blame everyone but himself for his lackluster performances. No surprise. He’s going nowhere except prison.

Posted August 21, 2012 2:42 pm 


Early on, I thought James Kirkland was going places. Now I think it will be very, very difficult for him to get his groove back. I hope he does.

Posted August 21, 2012 1:04 pm 

Sister Sledge

Depending of what promotional team lands Kirkland will determine how well he does. TMT would be great for Kirkland. Top Rank, not so much.

Posted August 21, 2012 2:41 am 

Fight Aficionado

Probably true. TMT could be trying to apply the Al Hymen approach, duck anyone who can hurt you, cherrypick weak comp, force HBO to televise garbage fights by extorting them with the photos of HBO suits doing dirty things with strippers. When he ducked by demanding double the money a month or so ago it reeked of such tactics. If this is the TMT approach they’re not changing the game. Because it’s nothing different than the garbage we’ve seen for the past decade.

Posted August 21, 2012 2:01 am 

Ike Ibeatahoochie

This is the correct spelling.

Posted August 21, 2012 12:47 am 


My bet and regrettably is that JK will end up in jail. Remember the great heavyweight contender Ike Iabuchi (spelling error)? I’m not saying JK was that good but he could have gone somewhere with the crop of aging fighters we have today.

Posted August 21, 2012 12:17 am 

It’s Me, Ernie…

He didn’t “destroy” Angulo? :roll:

Posted August 20, 2012 11:53 pm 



Posted August 20, 2012 11:32 pm 

Tomato Can

Kirkland, seems to have a hard time focusing. This guy will probably end up getting in trouble again, anyway. He seems to have a gift for conflict, outside of the ring.

Posted August 20, 2012 9:09 pm 


Wanting to switch promotional companies [probably TMT] I can understand, but don’t think leaving Ann is a good idea at all. She seemed to bring out that X-Factor. Yeah he can find a more experienced trainer, but something about them just seemed to work. But who knows he could get everything straight and tear up 140/147. Either way he is very talented and Kirkland v Angulo is one of my favorite fights.

Posted August 20, 2012 8:46 pm 

The Best!

Kirkland hasnt even fought that much and stutters way too much, not sure if its due to boxing or what. He is a class C fighter and nothing else.

Posted August 20, 2012 7:58 pm 

don barron

JAMES KIRKLAND on any given night he could put to sleep any of the champs at 154 all or any of them

why ? he has the POWER god given gift what will happen to James now and in the future ??


Posted August 20, 2012 6:52 pm 


Seriously? Kirkland has huge potential. Very sad to see him create his own drama… over and over.

Posted August 20, 2012 6:42 pm 


Tark – You are right boxing does play favorites….which shows you why he “beat” Molina (and shouldn’t have). Plus…he didn’t “destroy” Angulo….he showed a lot of heart and beat him, after almost getting knocked out himself. I think the boxing world has be very gracious towards Kirkland (a little too gracious).

Posted August 20, 2012 6:04 pm 


Oh well, now you will never get a shot at Canelo.

Posted August 20, 2012 5:40 pm 


James Kirkland is FINISHED !

Posted August 20, 2012 5:16 pm 

Rudy the Ram

What trust? How can JK trust Anne Wolfe when she doesn’t believe in her fighter. I’m sure it hurt watching her comfort Molina telling him he won the fight. Kirkland will prob sign with TMT and get easy dudes to walk over.

Posted August 20, 2012 3:28 pm 


This may be the worse decision besides his arrest on gun possession. He is being naive thinking his career will advance by not having the best promotional company in GBP and Anne wolf. This could be career suicide. Good luck James you are going to need it.

Posted August 20, 2012 3:19 pm 


This guy just doesn’t get it. :cry:

Posted August 20, 2012 3:15 pm 


Yes indeedy! The idiot has committed career suicide. Dang! Maybe he has that Nile fever that is affecting Texas and a lot of the other western states.

Posted August 20, 2012 2:56 pm 


This smells like Arum

Posted August 20, 2012 2:44 pm 


The Ishida fight was a fluke happening. Kirland is one of the best and most exciting contenders out there. He demolished Angulo who the powers that be were extremely confident would cause JK’s destruction. They were trying to get rid of JK for good. Kirkland should have gotten another big fight off that great “fight-of-the-year” caliber win … But Boxing plays favorites and always has, and James is just not one of the favorites of Boxing’s present power structure.

Posted August 20, 2012 2:13 pm 


Kirkland was an exciting prospect a few years ago but things are looking increasingly grim. His last “win” – a disqualification over Molina did him no good. Before that, he got KOed in 1 round by a journeyman: Ishida, a guy who since then has lost shutout decisions to virtual unknowns. Even if Kirkland reversed the loss to Ishida, it wouldn’t mean much. James Kirkland has a little bit of that “Mike Tyson” syndrome going on; since he got out of the slammer, he’s gone downhill. Now he is dumping his management team? Another tyson-like mistake. Mark my words: this guy will never again be a top contender.

Posted August 20, 2012 1:05 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Kirkland had a nice run years ago when he was one of the most exciting boxers on the planet. But he probably already peaked and now he’s a spent shell and he’s blaming everyone and everything for his downfall. His ass got owned by Molina and Ishada. This latest move makes no sense but neither did declining a good HBO payday this summer. All this makes me question whether Kirkland even wants to fight nowadays.

Posted August 20, 2012 12:36 pm 

It’s Me, Ernie…

With some proper training, he could have been a force.

Posted August 20, 2012 12:01 pm 

Slim Whitman

Kirkland, EH? What the–!

Posted August 20, 2012 11:50 am 


If he should make the stupid decision to part ways with Ann Wolf and Pops Billingsley,he`s toast !

Posted August 20, 2012 11:36 am 


Bye bye Kirkland. Getting KO’d in next bout. His awkward ineffective footwork is as bad or worse than K9 Bundrage’s.

Posted August 20, 2012 11:25 am 

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