James 'Mandingo Warrior' Kirkland signed to fight Brian Vera on the Hatton undercard Nov. 22 according to boxrec.com
You may remember Vera from his upstart yet controversial win over Irish/UK prospect Andy Lee on FNF.
Between the two Austin, TX punchers Kirkland's occasional head movement is the only sign of defense. The card doesn't mention the weight they're fighting at, which could be important with Vera a career middle and Kirk usually a super-welter or light-middle.
At any weight I've got Kirkland winning by early KO. His straight left and upper-cut left have been brutal to date. However, Vera's got a shot with an instinct to bang and Kirkland's seemingly less than rock-solid chin.
Also, it may be a factor that these two have logged countless sparring rounds together as THE two Austin, TX boxers besides Ramon "Randy" Gatica and Vera's younger brother Gilbert.