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

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  1. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    :lol: Yeah people think The Phantom would be easy for Clenelo but stylistically he's all wrong for him and if they fought in Germany he would stand no chance of getting the decision even if he could figure out The Phantom puzzle which would be absolutely delicious irony for the likes of Clen lol
     
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  2. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Benn`s KO ratio wasn`t very good at 168.
     
  3. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Canelo is far harder to hit than G-man was and his body punches are very good.
     
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I feel Calzaghe would have had the best chance of beating Canelo.
     
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  5. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What was it? I can still remember him scoring some significant KOs at that weight, most notably Gerald McClellan.

    Indeed I would submit that the aforementioned knockout surpasses any stoppage Canelo has recorded at 168 by a country mile.
     
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  6. BoxingFanMike

    BoxingFanMike Member Full Member

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    I meant it more as even if he gets dropped.
    Canelo might well land a nice counter early and he can knock Calzaghe down. But he won’t keep him down.
    Froch got hit a lot more than Calzaghe. So while he went down a few times he ate a lot more shots.
    I didn’t pick Froch to win although he could....but it would not be anywhere near certain
    Calzaghe would not lose to Canelo
     
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  7. pecho26

    pecho26 ESB Lurker Full Member

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    Jones-lose
    Toney- lose
    Benn-win
    Eubank-win
    Calzaghe-win
    Froch-win
    Kessler- win
    Ward-lose
    Ottke-mauling win
     
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  8. recycling

    recycling Active Member Full Member

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    Canelo vs toney would be interesting. It also could be a boring fight but I can see canelo pulling a win. Both chins are iron as well.
     
  9. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

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    Canelo v Benn or Froch is mouth watering. Superb fights.
     
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  10. Guru88

    Guru88 Member Full Member

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    Benn wouldnt beat Canelo, skill level is too wide, Canelo also has a far far better chin
     
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  11. hoopsman

    hoopsman Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Certainly possible.
     
  12. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

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    You think Canelo knocks out Roy Jones and Nigel Benn, but could only beat Froch on points?

    Does that mean you think prime Froch beats prime Jones?

    I know styles make fights and what not, but that is kind of the inference.
     
  13. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

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    I think Prime Jones would land too much on Froch, I think Canelo is incredibly skilful at parrying punches and it would cause RJJ some real problems and with the power demonstrated would catch him. Styles make fights as you have said.
     
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  15. ayala

    ayala Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He would lose to the American fighters