Undefeated junior middleweight prospect James Kirkland (25-0, 22 KO) will be released from prison on October 2, and could return to the ring before the end of the year, according to his manager, Cameron Dunkin.
Kirkland, 26, will enter a halfway house as he comes to the end of his prison sentence, where he would be able to leave to train and fight. Texas resident Kirkland was charged for unlawful possession of a firearm last April.
Kirkland has attracted interest from the TV outlets from an early point in his career, with ESPN, Showtime and HBO broadcasting his fights as he became hot property in the junior middleweight division. In his last outing, he dominated and destroyed Joel Julio, winning via sixth-round corner retirement.