Boxer Kirkland held on federal gun charge

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Austin boxer James Kirkland was handed over to federal authorities Tuesday to face a gun-possession charge, just two weeks before his next scheduled bout in Las Vegas.

Kirkland, 25, a rising star in boxing whose fights have been televised by HBO, has been scheduled to fight Michael Walker on May 2 in Las Vegas on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight. First, Kirkland, a junior middleweight fighter, will have a hearing Friday on the federal gun charge…Full Story

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