This was the fight everyone was hoping for between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao last weekend.
Canelo Alvarez (45-1-1) knocked out James Kirkland in the third round of a 12-round super welterweight bout Saturday evening at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. The knockout is just Kirkland’s second loss, and he falls to 32-2.
Kirkland started the fight strong, but Alvarez rebounded and had knocked Kirkland over three times before finally landing the knock-out blow.
Here’s a terrific snapshot of the moment, via USA TODAY’s Troy Taormina.
The hit came with Alvarez’s right uppercut at 2:19 of the third round.
Thumbnail image via Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Images