Originally Posted by JMP
I think so. I started to really notice it during the Cintron fight. He's developed into one of the most explosive and fast combination punchers in all of the sport. Some of his combinations are downright sickening and are very well-timed. I'm really excited to see how his career unfolds, how he polishes the tools he has, and what ripples he adds to his overall game. He's impressing me more and more in every fight. The kid has the makings of a real superstar who can do serious damage at 154 and eventually 160 as he grows.
you have to ask yourself how many fighters that are undersized (canelos true height is 5'7") have been successful at 160+ in the last 20 years? there is a 5'9" tua, 5'10" tyson, 5'7" montell griffin, 5'8" hagler, 5'9" toney and a 5'9" abraham(both 5'7" duran and 5'9"mugabi had limited success over 154). other than griffen, all these fighters possesed one punch power, something canelo does not have.
so if canelo is succesful at 160(something i give 0 chance as he has already been on ***** street with gg in sparring with head gear and 16 ounce gloves) then you will be including him in the aforementioned list of ex-fighters.
when you sit down and think about it, thats how truly delusional some people here are on a guy whos best win is a 35-year-old, b-level ryan rhodes who had already been previously (t)ko'd twice.
tyson, tua, hagler, toney, abraham, griffen...canelo?
the stupidity here on the esb forums never ceases to amaze me.