Found December 22, 2011 on The Queensbury Rules:
It had to have been nightmarishly familiar for James Kirkland to find himself on the deck in the 1st round of his long-anticipated junior middleweight fight against Alfredo Angulo. Kirkland -- a kind of Great Black Hope who had once exhibited the potential to reenergize black boxing fans with his Mike Tyson-esque qualities in the ring -- months prior to the Angulo fight wandered out of a jail stint and right into a shocking 1st round knockout loss to the completely unknown Nobuhiro Ishida.So here this deja vu was, creeping up on him again. There were those who expected something like this, maybe even his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions. The theory coming in was that GBP recognized that Kirkland wasn't ever going to get back to the beast he once was, so they might as well feed him to Angulo, himself in the pipeline to become the next beloved Mexican action fighter. And fans had wanted the fight for so long that they figured, even if it was over quickly because Kirkland was a spen...

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