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Old 06-24-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Default Why do GBP continue to feed Canelo Alvarez old men?

The kid has proved he can fight, so why not feed him the top fighters for once? Look at Tyson, Champion at 20 years old, and he still fought the top fighters during his younger years. Why are they continually giving Canelo old men to fight? He needs to step up and continually face top 10 opposition. Why would you not want to fight the best at a young age, win, and retire early from boxing? Instead of drag your career out!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 AM   #2
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Well that's what suppose to happen with the September bout against Ortiz. He's just clearing up the division and using fighters like Mosley as a stepping stone
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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because the old men are usually better known?

because beating old men with names is how young fighters get known?
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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because the old men are usually better known?

because beating old men with names is how young fighters get known?
This. Plus high reward little risk in fights like Moseley, they want to build him up. They were still playing it safe with Ortiz, having him move up in weight, he's easy to hit and has a questionable chin. No way Ortiz was going to beat him, would have been a good Banger for 6 rounds until he got ko'ed.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:00 AM   #5
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because the old men are usually better known?

because beating old men with names is how young fighters get known?
Yeah, like De La Hoya against Chavez
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:08 AM   #6
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because the old men are usually better known?

because beating old men with names is how young fighters get known?
^This guy gets it.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:10 AM   #7
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Because he isn't ready. He's too easy to hit, slow, and predictable.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #8
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He gave up his "isnt ready" excuse after he got the belt. Plus Ortiz-Canelo wouldve been PPV? How money hungry are his team? Guy is a fighter so he should fear none and fight who he possibly can. Much credit when he does just, when?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #9
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He gave up his "isnt ready" excuse after he got the belt. Plus Ortiz-Canelo wouldve been PPV? How money hungry are his team? Guy is a fighter so he should fear none and fight who he possibly can. Much credit when he does just, when?
The guy is what 22/23 relax a bit bro...
Some 4play first don't just go in dry.
(Let it simmer)
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:23 AM   #10
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The guy is what 22/23 relax a bit bro...
Some 4play first don't just go in dry.
(Let it simmer)
Relax? His team should've relaxed before allowing him to get a legit belt. Can't give him a pass and I believe in him to do well against top opponents. If he doesn't oh well but I'll give him his due for stepping up. Once you have a legit belt you get targeted and need to fend off challengers and fight who you can thus shutting up critics. If he's so good he'd do that.

4play? Nah. I'll **** her like a dawg!
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #11
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Rhodes and Cintron were top 10 for the division I believe.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #12
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Relax? His team should've relaxed before allowing him to get a legit belt. Can't give him a pass and I believe in him to do well against top opponents. If he doesn't oh well but I'll give him his due for stepping up. Once you have a legit belt you get targeted and need to fend off challengers and fight who you can thus shutting up critics. If he's so good he'd do that.
It's not the first or last time this has happened...
Look at Felix Sturm for example dude had been squatting on the MW title for what seems like a century already... Where is the outrage?

Remember Berto, that WBC run he had was one of the worst championship runs of all time.

I understand where you are coming from and I agree with you.
Alvarez definetly needs to step it up now, but GB ain't gonna allow it.
(Waiting on that Floyd match)
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:28 AM   #13
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I have no problem with Alvarez's competition so far, its just annoying he holds a belt. So ridiculous. What was his amateur record like, does anyone know?
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #14
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It's not the first or last time this has happened...
Look at Felix Sturm for example dude had been squatting on the MW title for what seems like a century already... Where is the outrage?

Remember Berto, that WBC run he had was one of the worst championship runs of all time.

I understand where you are coming from and I agree with you.
Alvarez definetly needs to step it up now, but GB ain't gonna allow it.
(Waiting on that Floyd match)
I've criticized Sturm and Berto before. Floyd is still too much for him now but if he wants that fight fine. Too big of a leap though now and like I said I'll give him credit for taking risks regardless. Needed ones is all I'm asking for though.

Still doing her like a dawg lol.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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He's 21, and he's a star. They tried to give him Williams and Kirkland and Ortiz. Those are not old men. None of that worked out. They are stepping up his competition slowly but surely. Remember, boxing is a business first thing, they are making the most money with the least risk along the way, and he is getting better and better each fight. Once people accept and understand the business part of boxing and learn some patience, they will be way better off. This kid has plenty of time for big fights in front of him, they don't all have to happen NOW.
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