IBR on The Cruelest Sport

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“For consecutive weeks aficionados will be graced with a fight well overdue, a fight that despite its delay should unfold no differently despite the years ticked off between its first mention and its final bell. These are ominous similarities, to be sure, unlikely to instill any optimism in a viewing public yet to untie itself from the barrel and hitch up its pants after Mayweather-Pacquiao. At least there is this much: Saul Alvarez and James Kirkland, who meet at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, tomorrow night, will provide greater entertainment than their counterparts from last week if for no other reason than the fact that Alvarez is too aware of his heritage to evade Kirkland, who is not nearly successful enough to consider taking a selfie during his ring walk.”

Read A Fraction of Ferocity: Saul Alvarez-James Kirkland Preview on The Cruelest Sport.

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