Captain Kirkland’s Star Trek

By Robert Ecksel on February 9, 2015
Captain Kirkland’s Star Trek
It's not as though Kirkland is replacing Ann Wolfe with Robert Garcia or Freddie Roach.

His on-again, off-again relationship with his trainer Ann Wolfe looks like it’s off-again, and this time for good…

James Kirkland, aka Mandingo Warrior, is more enterprising than he is smart. After twice failing to land a fight with Canelo Alvarez, the magical May 2 date is his if he can hold it together until then.

But that might be a long shot.

His on-again, off-again relationship with his trainer Ann Wolfe looks like it’s off-again, and this time for good.

Kirkland is heeding the advice of others, the same others whose judgment has led him astray in the past. He has decided, no doubt after careful deliberation, that there’s no room for Ann Wolfe on the Starship Enterprise as it embarks on the final frontier where no man, or at least this man, has gone before.

It’s not as though Kirkland is replacing Ann Wolfe with Robert Garcia or Freddie Roach. That might be understandable. What it is not understandable is that Kirkland is reportedly going with Gerald Tucker, Bremond “Bay Bay” McClinton, and Rick Morones Jr., who he thinks are better suited for the long trek ahead.

If Kirkland wanted some new faces in his corner, mission accomplished, what Kirkland wants Kirkland gets. The three men are indeed new faces. But can they can bust through that hard head of his and talk some sense?

That remains to be seen.

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  1. Old Yank 11:44am, 02/10/2015

    Kirkland has the short cut mentality hard-wired into his brain. It is the most dangerous of all circuits to have in this sport. James Toney is the only fighter that quickly comes to mind that was hard-wired this way. But Toney had natural talent to spare where Kirkland is so short-circuted that he still can’t spell Toney’s first name. And James Kirkland is no James Toney!

  2. NYIrish 07:05am, 02/10/2015

    Kirkland and Wolfe were a good match. He’s a nut and she is “Unconventional.”

  3. raxman 07:22pm, 02/09/2015

    how can we all see it and not him. he’s already gone through it all when feather fisted ishida stopped him in a round - he came back to wolfe after that giving her all the props in the world

  4. Aztec Warrior 03:47pm, 02/09/2015

    I almost feel sorry for Kirkland….Almost. He keeps stepping on his dick. But if he doesn’t know any better by now then he gets what he deserves.

  5. Rolling Thunder 10:20am, 02/09/2015

    Well, it’s James Kirkland’s loss. Good luck - not.

  6. Eric 10:04am, 02/09/2015

    I remember watching Kirkland punching the heavy bag that was hanging off a moving truck, chasing/punching the bag behind the truck and moving backward/punching the bag as the truck was chasing James. I loved the way Ann Wolfe had this guy training. Nothing fancy, no chrome plated weights, no machines in some commercial gym, no silly S&C coach making Kirkland perform exercises on a Swiss or bosu ball, or doing that silly exercise with battling ropes. Just old school and hardcore conditioning. Good old fashioned manual work-like exercises that can’t be duplicated at some commerical gym. Ann Wolfe was the best thing going for this guy, and it looks like he threw her under the bus.

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