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Boxing Beat: Canelo Alvarez Knocks Out James Kirkland

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No matter who it was, living up to the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was going to be a chore.

Somebody forgot to tell Saul “Canelo” Alvarez that.

A week after Mayweather topped Pacquiao, Alvarez earned a victory over James Kirkland on HBO from Houston.

In the third round, Alvarez finally put an end to the contest, stopping Kirkland and earning his 32nd career knockout.

The planned super lightweight fight between Humberto Soto and Frankie Gomez was cancelled after Gomez missed weight by six pounds.