News: Ring Life Presents James Kirkland; Rodriguez/Alvarez Undercard Announced

New York, N.Y., February 27, 2009 – On the upcoming installment of the HBO Sports digital series Ring Life, fast-rising junior middleweight prospect James Kirkland will be showcased beginning Monday, Mar. 2 on all the new media platforms that distribute the series. At 24, Texas native James Kirkland is quickly showing the boxing world that he’s a force to be reckoned with. With the help of his trainer, former two-division female world champion, Ann Wolfe, Kirkland has amassed an unblemished professional record of 24-0 (21 KOs) and now has his eyes squarely set on the title belts of the junior middleweight division..

Intimate, honest and compelling, Ring Life, narrated by Jim Lampley, the accomplished host for HBO’s World Championship Boxing, chronicles the lives of up-and-coming and inspirational fighters as they define the spirit of boxing; balancing jobs, family life, training, expectations and the pursuit of their dreams. Front and center in these fighters’ lives, Ring Life presents a three-part story arc on each fighter that delves inside their hearts and minds to discover what drives them in the ring and beyond, in the ultra competitive sport of professional boxing.

Ring Life is available across HBO digital media platforms including (, HBO Mobile, HBO’s YouTube Channel, and as free podcasts via Apple’s iTunes Music Store. Ring Life is also offered on HBO On Demand to subscribers 24 hours a day.

James Kirkland is scheduled to fight on the March 7th edition of HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader from San Jose, CA as he meets hard-punching junior middleweight Joel Julio of Columbia in a highly anticipated showdown.

Rodriguez/Alvarez Undercard

Bronx, NY – On March 6th at the beautiful Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing will put on an exciting six bout card, headlined by a sizzling showdown between Star Boxing promoted welterweights Delvin Rodriguez (23-2-2, 14KO) and Shamone “The Truth” Alvarez (20-1, 11KO). At stake will be Rodriguez’s USBA welterweight championship

Lynn, Massachusetts jr. welterweight prospect Simeon Dunwell (8-0, 2KO) will look to keep is undefeated record in tact when he takes on veteran Shakha Moore (10-13-3, 2KO). Moore who resides in nearby Norwalk, CT will look to use his hometown support to pull of the upset against the fast rising Dunwell. The bout is scheduled for six rounds.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Frank Trader (2- 0) will look to continue where he left off in 2008 when he takes on Worcester, Massachusetts Edwin Rosado (1-4). The bout is scheduled for four rounds in the super featherweight division.

Rounding out the card will be Byfield, Massachusetts own Derrick Silviera (1-0, 1KO) taking on Ontario’s Chris Aucoin (1-1-1) in a four round jr. middleweight contest.

The card is promoted by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in association with Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort. Tickets are priced at $75.00, $45.00 and $30.00 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster customers may log on to or purchase tickets by calling 1 (800)745-3000 or by calling any Ticketmaster Charge by Phone number; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office subject to availability or by calling Star Boxing at (718) 823-2000.

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