Canelo v. Hagler's Top Middleweight Opponents?

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  1. Mark Dunham

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    I even think Kinchen has a good chance beating Canelo. Can you imagine Canelo or Baldomir giving Hagler hell?

    These are two grade B fighters, one of them holding a championship in a division devoid of talent
     
  2. mrkoolkevin

    mrkoolkevin Never wrestle with pigs or argue with fools Full Member

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    Which of Canelo's fights have you watched in full?
     
  3. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Canelo must have taken your lunch money.
     
  4. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Dude stepped out of 2010.
     
  5. Boxing GOAT

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    Canelo loses decisions to Hearns, Leonard, and Duran.
     
  6. Mark Dunham

    Mark Dunham Member Full Member

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    Don't know the man. I just don't think he's much better than average and is the best of a mediocre lot.
     
  7. BELLERS

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    Looking back through some older posts, I noticed Minter gets plenty of positive comments.
    He was decent, but lost 9 times. No way does he beat Canelo.
    I was a big Sibson fan, but he struggled at World level. Yes, he had some great wins (Minter, Collins, Davidson, Acaries, Kaylor etc) & made plenty of British/European/Commonwealth defences. He may give Canelo some trouble, but would probably get worn down eventually.
    Maybe I’m bigging Canelo up, but he looks pretty good to me.
     
  8. Man_Machine

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    I'd say "pretty good" sums Canelo up fairly, without bigging him up.

    Stating he is 'the greatest Mexican boxer of all time', for example, might be considered bigging him up and excessive.
     
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  9. Mark Dunham

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    Canelo is durable and a decent fighter but that's it. No real weapons, no unusual talents.

    It is normal for a fan to overrate a fighter like Canelo. They badly WANT for him to turn out to be an outstanding talent but they'll just have to wait until the real thing comes around

    Could he beat a Tony Sibson, one of Hagler's top challengers?

    No. Too short on talent. too ordinary

    nor could he beat a Dwight Davison, a Frank Fletcher or even a James Kinchen. Most likely he would languish towards the bottom of the top ten middleweights throughout the 1980s
     
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