Canelo vs Nigel Benn

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  1. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Active Member Full Member

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    How do you British fans see this fight playing out?
     
  2. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I like Canelo to catch Benn coming in quite a bit, but having some rocky patches himself. You never know with Benn’s equaliser, especially when hurt or even on the way down (!), but I’d go with Canelo to grind him down with technical prowess and punch picking to stop him late.
     
  3. zulander

    zulander Boxing Addict Full Member

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    At 168? I'd favor Alvarez. His head movement is brilliant at times and Benns rolling, lunging attacks might not land with enough frequency to allow him to build pressure and Alvarez is a great puncher and on a good run of stopping unbeaten by fighters at the moment. Benn although far from glass chinned could be hit and hurt.

    Alvarez by late stoppage.
     
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  4. Stu007

    Stu007 Member Full Member

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    Read that as Connor Benn at first and nearly lost my drink!
     
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  5. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

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    At 168, Canelo does Benn in. In fact at any weight. Too much in his toolbox i think.
     
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  6. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Canelo

    Loved Nigel but Canelo would be too good and too cute for him.
     
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  7. channy

    channy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Canelo.

    Benn would be too vulnerable against someone as clever Canelo, he would stop Benn in six.
     
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  8. Potwash

    Potwash The Real Untouchables Full Member

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    Benn smashes him to pieces.
     
  9. Terminator

    Terminator Member Full Member

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    Ginge doesnt beat conor never mind nigel
     
  10. tee_birch

    tee_birch Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Probably Canelo but you never know with Benn. Canelo has a great chin but Benn hits him harder than he’s ever been hit before
     
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  11. TBooze

    TBooze Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Me too!


    As for Nigel; ironically the lesser crude 80s Middleweight version of Benn probably has a better chance, than the more refined, technically superior Benn of the Super Middles in the early/mid 90s.


    A Middleweight fight would probably be real fun, but in both scenarios I go for Alvarez.
     
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  12. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

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    Canelo has not fought any body like Benn. This is his wake up call
     
  13. Phil_Ivey_76

    Phil_Ivey_76 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Canelo is a level above.
    Canelo by mid late stoppage.
     
  14. neverheardofher

    neverheardofher Active Member Full Member

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    Conor doesn't even get out of his bed for that fight
     
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  15. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

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    Canelo. Nigel is in his late 50's now.
     
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