Canelo v. Hagler's Top Middleweight Opponents?

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  1. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Stylistically, Antuofermo is a really crappy matchup for Canelo. Canelo would look like a million bucks for the first few rounds ... and then slowly run out of steam while the Vito energizer bunny pulls out ahead in the late rounds. Canelo might be able to bank enough rounds early in a 12 rounder but over 15 he's doomed.
     
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  2. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Antuofermo wasn't much at all ,no power, no skill, just a tough rugged guy Canelo would eat him
     
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  3. BCS8

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    My counterpoint is that Canelo has hamster lungs and can only fight a minute of each round as it is. Antuofermo would force him to work non-stop, much more than even Golovkin did, and by the later rounds ginger will be sucking wind like his life depended on it. I think Canelo has less power and certainly less conditioning than Hagler, and Vito had Hagler stretched late in their first fight.
     
  4. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Vito couldn't beat Minter in two tries .I was at their second fight, he was outclassed.Canelo would stop Minter .
     
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  5. George Crowcroft

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    I don't know if he would stop him, but he'd definitely win. Imo he doesn't have very good power especially at MW. I think if he stops him it's on cuts.
     
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  6. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I agree on all 3 counts
     
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  7. BCS8

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    Styles make fights. I happen to think that Vito is a worse matchup for Canelo than Minter is.
     
  8. BCS8

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    Although, and to be fair, Vito was also a bleeder. Canelo would probably catch him clean early on, so there's a reasonable chance that would be a (possibly major) problem for Antuofermo.
     
  9. Tonto62

    Tonto62 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    That's your opinion and you are perfectly entitled to it Friend!
     
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  10. christpuncher

    christpuncher Active Member banned Full Member

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    loses to Hearns, Mugabi, Duran, Roldan, Antuofermo and Leonard.
    several others he'd struggle with Briscoe , Sibson, Seales, Watts
     
  11. NoNeck

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    I think you’re underselling Canelo’s stamina. He doesn’t actually lose a lot of late rounds and still moves forward (except GGG I). He tends to lose early rounds and catch up.
     
  12. BCS8

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    You must have been watching a different Canelo. To me he looks like a million bucks early on and then fades towards the end.
     
  13. Man_Machine

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    Why?
     
  14. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    I think Canelo is smarter/more skilled than Barkley, much better defensively, has faster hands, and throws better combinations.
     
  15. George Crowcroft

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    I'd agree with this. In fact the only advantage I'd give Barkley over Canelo is power, and thats close.

    Barkley vs Jacobs is an interesting one imo
     
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