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Kirkland Takes Away Tapia’s ‘O’ with Stoppage Win

by on Dec.09, 2013, under Boxing News

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

Photo by Chris Farina/Top Rank, Copyright 2013

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, December 7, 2013 — James Kirkland, at right, stops previously undefeated Glen Tapia in the 6th round , Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

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When it Comes to Boxing in Texas, Schorle You Jest!

by on Mar.26, 2012, under Boxing News

By Adam Pollack

Kirkland (right) tags Molina (photo coutesy of

Kirkland (right) tags Molina (photo coutesy of

On Saturday March 24 in Texas, as has been par for the course in this sport, all was not well with boxing.

Unlike sports like the NFL, which makes sure that only the best are allowed to officiate, boxing allows just about anyone do to it. You just have to be chosen either by a state athletic commission or some sanctioning body. And their litmus tests for judgment, competence and integrity more often than not leave something to be desired. Quite often this is the case in the state of Texas, which has a reputation for choosing the worst referees and judges, and doing it over and over again so often that one might get the impression that they do it intentionally. Yet networks like HBO continue to televise fight cards in Texas. Fighters continue to agree to fight in Texas. Their managers/promoters fail to object to incompetent officials. We cry and bemoan incompetence over and over again, and yet governors do not fire incompetent commissioners, sanctioning bodies continue to use the same people, we do not see new and improved referees and judges, and it just continues. Does anyone really care? Or is something more nefarious going on? Are they actually happy about horrible decisions? (continue reading…)

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Team Molina’s Official Position on Travesty in Texas

by on Mar.26, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

“Texas Commission Has No Choice But to Reverse DQ and Rule a No Contest.”
March 26, 2012 — The representatives of junior middleweight Carlos Molina have the following official response to his improper disqualification Saturday night against James Kirkland in a WBC Light Middleweight Semi-Final Elimination fight at the Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas.

“Referee Jon Schorle was in error of Texas rules last night when he disqualified Carlos Molina and therefore the fight must be changed to a No Contest ruling,” asserts Leon Margules, promoter of Chicago-based junior middleweight “King” Carlos Molina. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Promotions Wins Big in 2011 Award Season

by on Jan.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Major Media Outlets and the World Boxing Council Recognize Another Year of Golden Boy Achievements

LOS ANGELES, CA, January 20, 2012 — 2011 was another stellar year in the ring for the Golden Boy Promotions team and major media outlets such as, Sports and, as well as the World Boxing Council (WBC) agreed, bestowing numerous awards to standouts from the best fighter roster in boxing.

To many, the first round of the November 5 battle between James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland and Alfredo “Perro” Angulo wasn’t just the Round of the Year, but the Round of the Decade, as both fighters hit the deck in a period that packed more action into three minutes than most fights see over 12 rounds., Sports and RingTV were all in agreement in naming it 2011′s “Round of the Year.” (continue reading…)

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Mexican Legend Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales Faces Undefeated Rising Star Danny ‘Swift’ Garcia on January 28 for the WBC Super Lightweight Title at Reliant Arena in Houston Live on HBO Boxing After Dark

by on Dec.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Plus, Texas Native James ‘Mandingo Warrior’ Kirkland Faces Hard-Hitting ‘King’ Carlos Molina in a Junior Middleweight Co-Featured Bout 

HOUSTON, TX, December 15, 2011 —  To kick off the 2012 boxing year, Golden Boy Promotions and Box Latino Promotions will deliver a night of boxing that no fight fan will want to miss when future Hall of Famer Erik “El Terrible” Morales defends his WBC Super Lightweight title against unbeaten Philadelphian Danny “Swift” Garcia and James “Mandingo Warrior” Kirkland, fresh off of his thrilling fight against Alfredo Angulo, battles “King” Carlos Molina on Saturday, Jan. 28 at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas in an HBO Boxing After Dark televised doubleheader that airs at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets, priced at $250, $125, $75, $50 and $25, go on sale on Saturday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. CT and may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or online at Tickets will also be available for purchase at the Reliant Stadium box office south ticket windows. (continue reading…)

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