Do you think that Canelo will move up in weight again?

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  1. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Will Canelo move up in weight to the HW Division like Roy Jones did in the past?
     
  2. Serge

    Serge Vampire Slayer Staff Member

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    I could see him moving up to CW to fight Firat Arslan if the later wins another strap up there or up to HW if Luis Ortiz manages to pick one up and is on his last legs.
     
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  3. shadow111

    shadow111 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No I think LHW is his limit and I'm not sure if he'll even fight there again. I'd expect him to move back down to 168 and take on Callum Smith. Moving up to CW or HW is a bridge too far imho. And if he stays at LHW too long it will affect his ability to maintain his speed at the lower weights when he goes back down.
     
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  4. Leoh

    Leoh Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He has a big contract with DAZN so he has to go for lucrative fights. He's picking the highest reward/lower risk opponents, as he pretty much always does. It makes business sense for sure.

    Will he move up? Highly unlikely. There's no champ in cruiserweight right now that fits in the high reward/low risk profile. Cruiserweight is non-existent in the USA. His options are very limited right now. Perhaps DAZN will push for a 3G fight at 168, or it might be BJS. I don't think he'll go back to 160 to fight someone like Andrade or Charlo.
     
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  5. RingKing75

    RingKing75 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Lets remember this is a Kov that has been ko`d twice and nearly got ko`d in his previous fight. His is cracked and not what it used to be. 2015 annihilates Canelo and right now I think Beterbiev knocks Canelo out. I was impressed by his win vs Kov but a win against Biev would really solidify Canelo as the best in the sport no doubt.
     
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  6. PernellSweetPea

    PernellSweetPea Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Why not. He might be able to handpick his way to heavyweight. Good handpicking is an art. You have to be somewhat skilled to succeed, but if you have speed and skills you can fight the right guy anywhere against a weak champion and win. Cruiserweight is 200 pounds now isn't it? A solid light heavyweight would have stopped Canelo. Kovalev was washed up. Can you imagine Michael Spinks against Canelo? 2 rounds at the most. Even if Canelo went into a shell Michael would still be able to land on the top of the head and stop him.
     
  7. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    No its another 25lbs in many cases

    I guess we could see a 180lb catchweight or something but canelo going in vs a guy who is 200lb on the scales would just be way too much, I'd say he'd have a very tough night vs domestic level full cruisers, at some point the size does become a factor.
     
  8. notjustacasual

    notjustacasual Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Actually now that I think about it I would give him half a chance vs Bellew
     
  9. bandeedo

    bandeedo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    no. he was slower than usual, its too much weight for him right now, going bigger would be a disaster.
     
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  10. MrFoFody

    MrFoFody Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This thread is a joke right?
     
  11. Marco904

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    I can't see him going up further than 175 given the jump of 25 pounds to cruiser. Percentage-wise that's similar to going straight from Junior middleweight to Light heavy weight. He would be slower, worse stamina and likely to have too much of a power, height and reach disadvantage.
     
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  12. Nopporn

    Nopporn Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No, it's not. MrFoFody I wanna see him moving up in weight again until he is out of shape like James Toney.
     
  13. SHADAPBLAD

    SHADAPBLAD Lost all my bets Full Member

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    Id rather see him fight Callum Smith than pick on some 50 year old has been at heavyweight. I think we all know what would happen if Canelo fought a legitimate, young heavyweight contender.
     
  14. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    It would be a bad idea to move up to heavyweight, and fight Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz, and Deontay Wilder, They have too much power and size, their leverage would be too much. I do not think he could absorb their best blows, and he could not inflict any hurt on them at all. Cruiserweight would be the maximum that he should move up to.
     
  15. 941Jeremy

    941Jeremy Active Member Full Member

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    Yes he will fight a cruiserweight at 180 lbs with a rehydration clause and he will proclaim that he's chasing greatness . I'd bet the house on it.
     
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