Boxing news and notes for June 9th

Here are some boxing stories of note from recent days:

    Irishman in El Paso. Belfast, Northern Ireland's boxing pride Carl Frampton is set for his arrival in the United States. The IBF Junior Featherweight titlist recently signed a managerial contract with the mythical man of many television contracts, Al Haymon, and is ready to become a star amongst the US populace. He fights on July 18th in El Paso, Texas, a goldmine for boxing but with a very small Irish population if that wasn't already evident. It is a curious place to start, and Mexico's Alejandro Gonzalez Jr (25-1-2) isn't the man you would expect him to face in his American introduction. Nor would you expect to see him in a headlining bout on cable television giant CBS. But that is the infallible path to success under the Haymon banner.


Canelo crushes Kirkland and heads towards Super fights

On Saturday night Saul "Canelo" Alvarez showcased what he does best; beat up stationary fighters. James Kirkland had little chance against the 24-year-old Mexican superstar, albeit it was not because of lack of effort or heart. Most fighters would not have survived Canelo’s onslaught in round one; ripping hard shots both to the body and head of James Kirkland, with both hands - Canelo established it was his ring and his night.


Canelo Alvarez Delivers Thunderous Third Round Knockout

In front of more than 31,000 raucous fans Minute Maid Park in Houston, super  welterweight sensation Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) knocked out Texas’ James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) with a thunderous right hand in the middle of the third-round, capping a sensational performance that saw the 24-year-old drop Kirkland in the first and deliver a number of huge shots before the eventual end of the fight. The fight was broadcast live on HBO World Championship Boxing®.


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