Saturday’s match-up between junior middleweights Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) & James Kirkland (32-2, 28 KOs) in their catch-weight @ 155lbs @ the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas pulled in a peak of 2.296 million viewers with an average of 2.146 million. Source According to Nielsen. Making it the No.1 fight on regular HBO since the 2006 bout between Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver. Also Minute Maid Park filled 31,000 seats. HBOboxing is having tremendous year with Klitschko-Jennings doing 1.637M two weeks before. Even if the fight was a mismatch as Canelo dominated Kirkland, it was a fan friendly match that people will be talking about.