Chat with James Kirkland
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, we're going inside the ring when boxer James Kirkland stops by to chat.
Kirkland (27-0, 24 KO) faces Nobuhiro Ishida (22-6-2) in his highest profile return to the ring since spending two years in prison for violating parole.
Since returning to the ring, Kirkland is 2-0 with both wins coming via knockout within the first two rounds. Only one of his last 18 fights has gone the distance and in that fight, Kirkland won a 10-round unanimous decision.
Saturday's fight, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on HBO Pay-Per-View, will be Kirkland's first bout in Vegas since 2008.
Send your questions now and join Kirkland Thursday at 1 p.m. ET!