The rumored Willie Nelson and James Kirkland fight has been agreed upon according to sources inside the the Nelson camp. Now while the date isn’t finalized, the bout is agreed upon in principle and it will all but likely head to The Theatre at Madison Square Garden on April 26th as the co-feature of Gennady Golovkin who is rumored to be fighting Andy Lee.
Kirkland made his successful return last December when he stopped Glen Tapia in an all out war that put James Kirkland back on everyone’s radar. Willie Nelson was supposed to fight on that very same card against Matthew Macklin but had to pull out his bout with an injury. While his bout with Macklin was supposed to be contested at 160, The Kirkland-Nelson fight will take place at 154 lbs.