Lee is Managing Editor of FightSaga.com, a student of the Sweet Science and longtime boxing fan.
A gym rat in the 1990s, Lee was trained by 1976 Olympic Silver Medalist Charles Mooney and several retired seasoned pros. He was also a sparring partner for former WBA Super Middleweight Champion Steve Little who upset Michael Nunn for the WBA Super Middleweight Title in '94.
Lee created FightSaga.com to honor and preserve boxing's rich heritage, chronicle the achievements of top fighters, celebrate the legacy of big fights and provide a fun, educational experience for fight fans.
According to CourierMail.com, fight legend Manny Pacquiao will face Jeff Horn on April 23 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
Fight legend Manny Pacquiao still has unfinished business with longtime Mexican nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez.
On May 6, Canelo Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) faces Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (50-2-1, 32 KOs) in a bout that might be one the biggest of the year.
Next Saturday, super middleweights James DeGale (23-1, 14 KO) and Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12KO) collide for division supremacy.
Fans will be happy to know the cost for Miguel Cotto vs James Kirkland on February 25th will be $15 to $20 USD cheaper than the typical boxing the pay-per-view (PPV) event in the U.S.
Updated: Jan 3, 2017
Record: 34-2, 28 KO
Last Fight: KO 3 by Canelo Alvarez, May 9, 2015
Weight (last fight): 154½ lbs
Next Fight: Miguel Cotto, Feb 25, 2017
James Derick Kirkland (born March 19, 1984) is an American professional boxer and was one of boxing's most popular junior middleweights in the late 2000s and early 2010s.
An exciting, bombs-away brawler, Kirkland has a reputation for being a highly aggressive pressure fighter with good punching power.
After a stellar amateur career, James, instead of going to the Olympics, turned pro in 2001 in order to take care of his family.
Trained by former women's champion Ann Wolfe, James was unbeaten in his first 27 bouts, notching 24 knockouts in the process. Following a 2 year layoff due to a prison stint, James recorded a first round knockout of Ahsandi Gibbs but was then surprsingly knocked out by Nobuhiro Ishida of Japan in April 2011.
James Kirkland vs. Alfredo Angulo
On November 5, 2011, in a highly exciting fight, Kirkland rose from a first round knockdown to defeat Angulo via 6th-round TKO.
Kirkland vs. Canelo
Kirkland fought former Super Welterweight Champion Canelo Álvarez on May 9 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas with Kirkland losing by KO in 3rd round in an exciting back-and-forth brawl.
James' fighting style, punching power, ability to absorb punishment and nononense attitude have made him a fan favorite through the years.