Just prior to last night's light-middleweight bout between the "exciting, unbeaten and seemingly unstoppable" James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland and Japanese boxer Nobuhiro Ishida, promoter Lou DiBella Tweeted "YOU'RE KIDDING,RIGHT?" when asked who he liked to win. As in, c'mon, Kirkland.

Reality: Ishida dropped the ex-con three times. In the first round. Oops.

DiBella follow-up Tweeted a few minutes later, after Ishida raised his record to 23-6-2, with his seventh KO.

Nobuhiro Ishida Scores Big Upset In Halting James Kirkland Inside A Round! [EastSide Boxing]


James Kirkland: Ex-Convict Will KO Japanese Prizefighter Within 7 Rounds Tonight [Bleacher Report]

Former convict James Kirkland looking to make up for lost time [USA Today]

The Fall of James Kirkland, and the Resulting Tumble of a Sport [BoxingNews24]