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Kirkland determined to stay on right path

Updated: April 6, 2011, 11:19 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

James Kirkland had a lot of time to think about what had happened, about how he had screwed up.

That's because the fearsome-punching middleweight spent 17 months locked up in a federal prison not far from his hometown of Austin, Texas, followed by several months in a halfway house -- where he was sent after having time shaved off his two-year sentence for good behavior -- before gaining freedom in January.

"Basically, man, your dreams are all shattered," Kirkland ...

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