Born in Austin, the United States of Texas in March 1984. American professional boxer James Kirkland has an estimated net worth of $400 thousand. While boxing at a non-pro level, Kirkland set a record of 134 – 12. He received the Silver Gloves championship for four years consecutively. In order to support his family’s needs, he decided to let go of the chance of competing at the Olympics to make his professional debut as a boxer. In August 2001, he won against Maurice Chalmers in his first professional boxing match. In May 2008, he won the vacant WBO NABO Light Middleweight Title and set his record to 22 – 0 as he won against Eromosele Albert. In April 2011, he met his debut loss when Nobuhiro Ishida defeated him. In November of the same year, he received the WBC Continental Americas Light Middleweight title after winning against Alfredo Angulo. His last fight occurred in May 2015 when he lost to Saul Alvarez and his boxing record amounted to 32 – 2 with 28 knockouts. He was convicted of an armed robbery and was sentenced to 30 months in prison in 2003. He was charged of a firearm charge and imprisoned for 24 months. In 2013, Kirkland was apprehended again for assault.