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by: Penn Collins On  Sunday, May 10, 2015

Canelo Alvarez

After the lackluster Mayweather-Pacquiao fight (which we’re all ready to stop writing/talking about, I think) we could use a little excitement in the ring. Fortunately, Canelo Alvarez was able to bring just that in his matchup against James Kirkland.

After landing some stiff punches in the opening rounds, sending Kirkland to the mat several times, Canelo Alvarez wrapped up the affair in the 3rd round with an uppercut KO.

It was pretty great, and I think fans would prefer a 3rd round KO over a lackluster 12 round affair that goes to a decision.

Here are the highlights:

That’ll do. That’ll do just fine. And it didn’t even cost $100.

Alvarez took the middleweight championship with this win, which took place in Minute Maid Park in front of 31,000 attendees.