Originally Posted by SJS19
I think Mayweather UD's him, and Cotto knocks him out in a war.
Golden Boy are doing alright. They signed a teenage phenom and have built him into a potential superstar, he's a star right now. People lose sight of the fact that he's 21. He's a boy.
154 is the perfect division for that unique sort of Champion/prospect right now IMO. Excluding Mayweather and Cotto, there are no real threats, but solid fighters left, right and centre. Canelo is learning his trade, and fights against Kirkland, Dzinzurick, Angulo, and Trout (I assume they'll duck Lara forever.) will help him mature into a very complete fighter. Keep him fighting solid opponents, and he can take over when Mayweather and Pacquaio retire. Keeping him undefeated and confident is key, Boxing is a business, and Golden Boy have one hell of a chip to bank.
He is a champion not a contender. Vargas was just 21 and had better competition than Canelo. Canelo has no Tito's or Quartey's or ODLH's on his division today, his "competition" is Lara, Vanes, Dzinzurik, Kirkland and ofcourse Cotto but nothing compared to what Vargas went thru. So by having Canelo fight WW's and JrWW's is just a chicken shit move on GBP part. Might as well not give him the belt they should of just hold off on it until he was really ready to challenge for one.