How would Canelo get on vs these 168lbs World Champions?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Felix Sanchez, May 9, 2021.

  1. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Roy Jones Jr
    James Toney
    Nigel Benn
    Chris Eubank Sr
    Joe Calzaghe
    Sven Ottke
    Carl Froch
    Mikkel Kessler
    Andre Ward

    Would be some great fights amongst that lot.
  2. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Jones- Lose
    Toney- Lose
    Benn- Win
    Eubank snr- Win (very close)
    Calzaghe- Lose (very close)
    Ottke- Win
    Froch- Draw
    Kessler- Win
    Ward- Lose

    A few of those are very close calls, a few not so much.

    I have Canelo's result after the fighter, so lose to Jones, lose to Toney, win against Eubank snr etc...
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  3. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Canelo outpoints Froch, Ottke, Kessler, and Eubank.

    Ward, Calz, James T and Roy all defeat the skillfull redhead.

    If I left anyone out, it's a testament to the haste with which I responded.
  4. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    Pretty similar to my feeling.
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  5. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    Assuming we are talking prime here currently I wouldn't take Alvarez to beat any of the 10 aside from Ottke, and even Alvarez ain't getti8ng a decision against Ottke in Germany!

    I just don't feel the mediocre and meager names Canelo has fought at 168 justifies this kind of overblown adulation.

    Unfortunately there is no one really currently at 168 that has that 'litmus test' that can be used as a measuring stick for Canelo against these names at 168 IMO.

    Smith would lose to ALL these guys IMO, Saunders MIGHT squeak a couple on a really PERFECT night, Rocky Fielding and Yildirim have no chance at all.

    Squeaking by GGG @160 with close and highly controversial decisions does not cut it for me either. Neither does the shell of Kovalev @175, though that looks good on paper.

    He's unfortunate (or fortunate depening on how cynical you want to be) that GGG aside, there is no real elite talents at 160 / 168 currently that belong in discussions with that list. I'm not convinced GGG beats anyone on that list aside from Ottke, Benn and maybe Eubank either.

    Maybe in time Benavidez will prove to be elite, but he looks done at 168 anyway and will move to 175 soon enough I think.
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  6. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Tyson KO1
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  7. TipNom

    TipNom Active Member Full Member

    Jun 19, 2019
    Roy Jones Jr - Loss
    James Toney - Loss
    Nigel Benn - WIn
    Chris Eubank Sr - Close Win
    Joe Calzaghe - Loss
    Sven Ottke - Win
    Carl Froch - Win
    Mikkel Kessler - Win
    Andre Ward - Loss
  8. Felix Sanchez

    Felix Sanchez Active Member Full Member

    Mar 5, 2006
    Only one you missed was Benn
  9. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

    Jul 21, 2009
    He's a great fighter (I don't care how much he goes on to achieve in his career I ain't ever ranking him above Julio C. Sorry but that's just not happening in this lifetime. Not from these lips anyway lol) but SMW is extremely weak division right now and none of the champs he's beaten have beaten anyone who is more than half decent at the weight and neither has Plant.

    All those guys are way way better than anyone he's fought at the weight and they'd all dominate the current 168 division if they were around today (FTR, I'm not including Clenelo when I say that)
  10. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Id love to see the Benn fight

    What a tear up that would be
  11. RealDeal

    RealDeal Active Member Full Member

    May 2, 2009
    I was never a big Ward fan but that would be an interesting fight if he came back and fought Canelo.
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  12. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 24, 2005
    Thanks, man.

    Hmmmm.....Benn had coma-inducing power that simply cannot be dismissed, and he has the heart of a lion.

    I think I have to go with the Dark Destroyer here.
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  13. Young Terror

    Young Terror ★ Griselda ★ Full Member

    May 9, 2012
    Things as they are they would need to knock him out to get a draw he would even beat Ottke by decision in Germany thats how bad it is lol.
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  14. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

    Dec 1, 2020
    Roy Jones Jr - Canelo by KO
    James Toney - Canelo Points
    Nigel Benn - Canelo KO
    Chris Eubank Sr - Canelo Points
    Joe Calzaghe - Calzaghe Points
    Sven Ottke - Sven points
    Carl Froch - Canelo Points
    Mikkel Kessler - Canelo points
    Andre Ward - Canelo KO or DQ (Low blows will get punished vs Canelo).
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  15. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    No way dawg
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