James Derick Kirkland was born on the 19th March 1984, in Austin, Texas USA of African and American ancestry. He is known for being a professional boxer, and successful as an amateur. He is a former champion in the WBO–NABO super welterweight. His professional career has been active since 2001.
Have you ever wondered how rich James Kirkland is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of James’ net worth is as high as $400,000, this sum of money is coming from his successful career as a professional boxer.
James Kirkland Net Worth $400,000
Before his professional career began, James fought as an amateur, winning Silver Gloves championship four times in a row, and setting the record of 134 wins, and only 12 losses. Thanks to his great performance, James was offered a place on the US Olympic team, however, he decided to try himself as a professional boxer, in order to obtain money needed for his family, as they were distinctly working class. He became a professional boxer in 2001, debuting against Maurice Chalmers and defeating him by TKO in the third round. With this fight his net worth was established.
James continued successfully, racking-up 27 consecutive wins in the first decade of 2000s, defeating such boxers as Juan Jaime Rodriguez, Jose Luis Rodrigues, Rashaan Abdul Blackburn, Juan Carlos Aranday, Manny Castillo, David Estrada, Sherwin Davis, Ossie Duran, Mohammad Said, among others, which only increased the overall size of his net worth by a large margin. In 2008 he won the WBO NABO Light-Middleweight Title, defeating Eromosele Albert in the first round by TKO. He continued successfully the next year, defeating Joel Julio, but then got himself into legal problems for possessing an illegal fire arm, which resulted in two years in jail, and away from the ring.
He returned in 2011, but only to record his first loss as a professional, to Nobuhiro Ishida by TKO in the first round; however, he managed to bounce back two months later by defeating Dennis Sharpe. The same year he won the WBC Continental Americas Light-Middleweight title, by defeating Alfredo Angulo in the sixth round. James was about to lose the match, but managed to return with strong punches, and finish the match by TKO. He defended his title in 2012, winning against Carlos Molina.
To speak further of his accomplishments, James also defeated Glen Tapia in 2013, but recorded his second career loss in 2015, this time against Saúl Álvarez by KO. James was once one of the most promising young boxers, however, his problems with the law, cost him his career, however, he now has a chance to get back on track, and with new wins, increase further his net worth, and secure his place among the best boxers.
When it comes to speak about his personal life, there is no information about James Kirkland in the media, except the fact that he still lives in Austin, Texas. He is known in the media also as a troublemaker, who has had problems with the law, and he was in prison several times, which has negatively affected his career. However, he managed to return to professional boxing, which should further increase his net worth.
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