So, in your opinion, Alvarez has all the advantages and a clean sheet, in comparison to Barkley... ...It might be the case; it might not. But, then again, I think we'd have to favor both power and strength, going to Barkley, as a given. I'd also be quite confident in Barkley's workrate being better; more consistent throughout, than that of Canelo's. Prime Barkley wasn't particularly slow of hand, either - and he had a solid offensive armory. So, I think defensively flawed or not, Barkley is coming forward for Canelo, no matter what. Interestingly, I think it is Kalambay who has said that he considered Barkley the smartest fighter he'd ever faced. Weird, when you know Kalambay had faced opponents like McCallum, Graham and Nunn. I'm not sure why Canelo gets so much credit for smarts and, in competition at the Middleweight limit, he is 2-0-1. So, I'm not sure why he is getting so much credit as a Middleweight, either. On balance, I wouldn't say a comparison with Barkley is all that favorable for Alvarez.