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Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by BoxingDialogue, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

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    At the time it was the definition of "high risk/high reward" for both fighters. While not very competitive, I will say that Canelo was alive and trying in there. He was just shut down at every turn and had no gas to "go for broke" which was the only thing he didn't try. Canelo was too passive. Likewise, in classic Floyd fashion, a little bit more risk would have yielded a lot more highlight reel offense. With retrospect, it was one era's P4P King in old age beating the next era's P4P King in youth. Don't think that has happened too often in boxings history, if ever.
     
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  2. Safin

    Safin Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Mayweather is just a completely different level to Alvarez.

    He is simply the greatest boxer I've ever seen. A boxing genius. Every trait that any boxer could ever aspire to. He makes a mockery of his opponents.
     
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  3. Young Terror

    Young Terror ★ Griselda ★ Full Member

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    Your nick fits you perfectly.
     
  4. FuMaster

    FuMaster Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't think anybody predicted it would be that one sided. Canelo always had good fundamentals. I saw his talent when he was fighting at 19. I'm not surprised at all how well Canelo is doing now. But, on that night Floyd showed why he's one of the best ever to step in the ring. It will be a while before we see a dominant fight like that between elite fighters.

    I remember Canelo's team saying he was knocking everyone out in training. He ran out of sparring partners.
     
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  5. Brixton Bomber

    Brixton Bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It's a pointless fight, IMHO.

    People love to rave about what this did for Floyd's legacy, but Canelo couldn't weigh in at more than 152. He was as flat as a pancake.

    So with all the odds in Floyd's favour, he still didn't stop him (and he could have easily done so in the 7th).

    It's a poor victory, and one that is on par with Floyd's win over JJM in terms of how stacked the deck was in Floyd's favour.

    Hatton, Corrales, Gatti, N'dou, Cotto. All better wins and performances.
     
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  6. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

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    So, you honestly believe Canelo taught Mayweather how to fight off the ropes and defense? Really?
     
  7. Slyk

    Slyk Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I never gave Canelo a shot. A lot of people I watched it with really thought Canelo was going to win and that this was the end for Floyd. They didn't know anything about Canelo having to boil down to 152 (how absurd does this sound now), or that Canelo had a history of gassing in 12 rounders and was facing possibly the best conditioned boxer in history.
     
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  8. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    A rushed so-called superfight. *Yawn*
     
  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He's clearly playing around. He's trolling because thats what @shadow111 claims happened during this fight. Shadow legit said Canelo taught Floyd how to fight off the ropes. It's ridiculous
     
  10. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

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    If I recall, Pimp says this is Floyd best win :lol:
     
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  11. chacal

    chacal F*** the new normal Full Member

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    There are levels in this sport.
     
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  12. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    Sounds like a party
     
  13. From.Russia

    From.Russia Boxing Addict Full Member

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    "111" in Shadows name is a number of excuses for Canelo.
     
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  14. DobyZhee

    DobyZhee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was cool. Had my uncle, cousin, neighbor and his wife and some other people.

    Ordered pork sisig (popular Filipino cuisine)

    made hamburgers using George Foreman grill ( took forever)

    nothing but awe at how Mayweather made Canelo miss most of his shots..
     
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  15. Forza

    Forza Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    It was a razor close fight, no doubt canelo was weight drained to 152 pounds. If they rematched 2 years later canelo would have flattened floyd.