( music playing )( wind blowing )Max Kellerman:
If you love actionand the big fight
last week put you to sleep,wake up.Oscar De La Hoya:
A lot of people were
disappointedby the big super fight
last weekend,and so a lot of people
are hungry to watch
an explosive fight.I can guarantee you
one thing–this fight is going
to be action-packed. – Canelo! Canelo!
– ( whistles ) ( speaking Spanish ) ( speaking Spanish ) Woman:
Canelo!( crowd clamoring )( men chatting
in Spanish )De La Hoya:
I look at Canelo as a fighterwho dares to be great, a fighter who is willing
to take risks. ( speaking Spanish ) Wake up, baby.
Wake up, wake up. ( men laugh ) Kellerman:
So last week,
pretty obviously needed to be a little more
aggressive than he was
to beat Floyd. What level of aggression
to beat Caneloshould we expect from you
tomorrow night?You speak on aggression. I told my team
the other day, I say, “I want to be
up on him so close, it’s gonna feel
like we’re –.” I want him
to smell my breath,
smell my tension. If I haven’t showered
in three days, I want him
to smell the musk.I want him to smell
and understand that
I’m here for a dogfight.Kirkland wants to show him
I want to drag your ass
through the mud and let’s see if you
can still stay clean. And I feel like it’s gonna
be a great fight. Thank you
so much for your time.
Really appreciate it. Right from the first bell,
Kirkland’s gonna just
go out thereand throw everything
with bad intentions.It’s worrisome
to think aboutthe power
that Kirkland possesses. But then again,
Canelo is in tremendous shape. I mean, this is the fight
of his life. For decades now,
there’s always a great
Mexican fighter.Not a good Mexican fighter,
a great Mexican fighter.Do you feel any kind
of extra responsibilityto be better than good,
to be great? – ( speaking Spanish )
–( Olaya interpreting )Where do you rank
Kirkland as far as
your opponents? Where does he rank? ( speaking Spanish ) ( speaking Spanish ) – Man:Here we go.
You ready, champ?
– Let’s do this.Michael Buffer:
He is the Mandingo Warrior,–James Kirkland!
– ( crowd cheering )( Chepo speaking Spanish )( crowd cheering )( Eddy speaking Spanish )( crowd cheering )( Canelo speaking Spanish )( speaking Spanish ) ( men chanting
in Spanish ) Canelo, Canelo!
Rah! Rah! Rah! ( cheering )( Canelo speaking Spanish )( Chepo speaking Spanish )Stick to your
right, camera guy.
Stick to your right. ( Canelo speaking Spanish ) ( crowd cheering ) Buffer:
The former super welterweight
champion of the world,Canelo Alvarez!( bell rings ) Jim Lampley:
Canelo’s getting hit
by Kirklandand he’s stuck
in the corner.– Man:There we go!
– Lampley: Kirkland
firing away.Lands a left,
lands another left.Hard right hand by Canelo.Alvarez has a chance
for something big.A right hand!
Down goes Kirkland.Both fighters have been
hurt in round one.Canelo piecing this
together brilliantlyever since the early assault
from Kirklandthat rocked him
in the corner.Canelo working, working.–Jon Schorle working.
– ( bell rings )And Kirkland’s
gonna make it out
of the round just barely.Alvarez backs Kirkland
into the ropes.Roy Jones Jr.:
How is he still here?
I don’t know.Kellerman:
is the only answer.Lampley:
He’s hitting him with
everything but the kitchen sinkand Kirkland’s
still standing up.And now the Mandingo Warrior
starts to fire himself.It’s an all-out war
in round two.Kellerman:
And these are big, powerful
How shocked would we be
at this pointif this fight
went 12 rounds?– Jones Jr.:Oh, no way.
– Kellerman: No way.( both laugh )( cheering ) ( bell rings ) Kellerman:
So far it’s skill over willand Kirkland has to change
by Canelo Alvarez.Kellerman:
What a savage beating.Lampley:
This is target practice
for Canelo Alvarez.Jones Jr.:
Yes, it is.Lampley:
Kirkland down.Second knockdown
of the fight.( cheering )Kirkland took great pains
to let Jon Schorle knowhe’s not knocked out,
just knocked down.Second knockdown.There’s a perfect strike
right hand!And Schorle’s
gonna stop the fight.What a performance
by Canelo Alvarez.Kellerman:
Maybe all things considered,the most electrifying
of Canelo Alvarez’s career.Lampley:
And they are still workingwith James Kirkland
on the deck.( Canelo speaking Spanish )( Chepo speaking Spanish )( Canelo speaking Spanish )( music playing )