James Kirkland returns to spotlight with brutal TKO of Glen Tapia.
Kirkland (32-1, 28 KOs), of Austin, Texas, hadn’t fought in 20 months before beating Tapia in the second fight of HBO’s Boxing After Dark tripleheader. The long layoff largely was caused by legal and promotional problems, but Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping Tapia.
“I came back and I redeemed myself,” Kirkland, 29, said. “I’ll fight anybody.” now we shall see what's next for the hard hitting jr. middleweight. If Triple G can't find a guy to fight at middleweight, him and Kirkland will burn a h*** in the canvas with action.