In anticipation of one of the most intriguing fights on the calendar – Canelo Alvarez vs. James Kirkland on May 9th – HBO Boxing will air “24/7 Alvarez vs. Kirkland,” an exhilarating one episode, 30-minute special examining the upcoming showdown. In the fight set for Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex., Alvarez and Kirkland will collide, televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
The “24/7 Alvarez vs. Kirkland” special will premiere Tuesday, May 5 at 10:00 p.m. ET on HBO and air multiple times throughout fight week. It will preview the fast approaching and anticipated meeting between two warriors. The special will provide all-new content including portraits of both fighters’ path to this significant spring showdown.
Canelo Alvarez, still somehow just 24-years-old and one of boxing’s biggest stars with a near perfect ring record of 44-1-1 (31 KOs), will make his 2015 debut after a successful 2014 campaign that featured signature wins over Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo. Kirkland, 29, of Austin, Texas, returns to action in his home state boasting a 32-1 record with 28 knockouts which exemplifies the stunning knockout strength and style he brings to the ring.