Originally Posted by Charlie
A loss would be the best thing for Canelos career as it stands right now IMO.
the best thing for canelo is that he shouldve never been handed the wbc belt as he wouldnt be receiving any of this hate.
and trying to compare canelo with jr is absurd. chavez actually fought a legit and undefeated 160 zbik for the belt and not a blown-up 147 hatton(who had never previously fought at 154) at a catchweight. he then went on to fight ranked and seasoned veteran rubio, a gimmie with manfredo, once-defeated and steward protegee andy lee and then pfp candidate sergio. these four guys were a collective 16-0 in their previous four fights and all four of these fights took place at 160 lbs, the mw limit.
after securing the wbc belt canelo beat rhodes, gomez cintron, mosely and lopez. these five guys had a collective 14-19 record but only one of these fighter fought their previous fight at the 154 limit, that being ryan rhodes. the other four fighters fought their previous three fights at either 147, 140 or 150 catchweights(mosely being the only exception at 154 versus mora).
here in mexico, there were no televisions in the bars showing the canelo/lopez fight.
understandably, it was all chavez/martinez.