Canelo vs Kirkland Off | Canelo speaks on Williams!
After reporting that Canelo vs. Kirkland was a ‘done’ deal for September 15th, RingTV.com is now reporting that James Kirkland has pulled out of the fight. A shoulder injury and surgery had originally put him out of the running for the September date but a faster than expected recovery had Golden Boy eyeing the explosive match-up. After getting back in the gym on Thursday Kirkland feels he will need the full time to recover and will not be a 100% by fight time.
Kirkland was stepping in for Paul Williams who was left paralyzed from the waist down following a motorcycle crash on Sunday.
After hearing the terrible news about former World Champion Paul Williams being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident this past weekend, WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez, who was scheduled to fight Williams in September, commented on the tragic situation.
“I am very upset about what happened to Paul,” said Alvarez. “I know that an accident can happen to anyone and right now the most important thing is for everyone to pray for his recovery.Paul Williams is a warrior who gives everything in the ring, but right now he is fighting the biggest fight of his life outside the ring. I extend my best wishes to him in his recovery and to his family as well.
“Paul will always be a champion and I am going to dedicate my September 15 fight to him and his family. God willing and health permitting, I want to invite him and his family to be ringside on September 15 in Las Vegas.”