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Kirkland arrested in hometown

Updated: April 20, 2009, 4:54 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Junior middleweight contender James Kirkland, who is scheduled to fight Michael Walker in a 10-round bout May 2 on the Ricky Hatton-Manny Pacquiao HBO PPV card undercard in Las Vegas, was arrested on a weapons charge Sunday.

He was still in custody Monday afternoon.

Kirkland, 25, who is on probation for a 2003 armed robbery that cost him 2 years of his career, was arrested during a traffic stop in his hometown of Austin, Texas, and booked Sunday afternoon. He was charged with unlawful ...

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