James Kirkland and Alfredo Angulo reenacted Stone Age festivities at the Centro de Cancun in Cancun, Mexico, last night over a handful of bloodthirsty rounds. A rampaging Kirkland survived an early knockdown to annihilate Alfredo Angulo via crushing stoppage at 2:01 of the sixth round.
The carnage began almost immediately as Kirkland stormed out of his corner at the sound of the opening bell and initiated an exchange that drove Angulo across the ring. A counter right off the ropes sent Kirkland, 153, crashing less than a minute into the fight, and Kirkland looked like he was on his way to another first-round KO defeat. But he beat the count and tried his damnedest to survive as Angulo, 154, rained pitchforks on him without relent. From The Cruelest Sport
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