Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Joeywill, Sep 18, 2022.
Just based off of accomplishments and resume. Not based off head to head. If he's not not who is?
He has 1 great win at 168 James Toney and that's it
He might crack the top 10
Is Canelo Alvarez the greatest super middleweight of all time?
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, he is.
I would place him in the top five, but not at number #1 just yet.
In the poll, I did not include boxers like James Toney and Roy Jones who did most of their fighting in other divisions.
In my opinion, Joe Calzaghe (46-0) is the greatest super middleweight of all time.
Boats and hoes, got to have my boats and hoes .......
He wouldn't even be in my top 10.
It depends on what criteria you use
1 - Calzaghe
2 - Ward
3 - Ottke
H2H for fighters that have fought @168
1 - Roy Jones Jr
2 - Calzaghe
3 - Ward / James Toney
Sure Canelo got undisputed, but it was in a ****-poor 168, with no one of the calibre of Froch or Kessler, let alone a Ward or Zags.
I wouldn't even rate him ahead of Froch.
Kessler, Bute, Pascal, Abraham, Taylor, Groves x2, Johnson, Dirrell (albeit questionable) > Golovkin, Smith, Saunders, Plant, Fielding, Yildirim
Ya hes definitely ahead of Froch.
Ward is the only one who's debatable with Canelo
If Canelo faced Ward's competition at 168lbs he likely would have lost to Kessler and Ward.
Calzaghe would have pot shotted and danced circles around him.
He hasn't beaten a single other elite SMW
Most of the other guys on that list would be too much for him similar to Bivol
I’ll go calzone
While not a fan of his boxing style
I was a fan of him clowning & showboating Roy Jones humiliating him & giving him a taste of his own medicine.
i say this even though Roy Jones was my favorite fighter of that generation.
ashes to ashes dust to dust.
oddly enough , prime for prime I think Canelo might be able to stop CalSlappy late after being humiliated by him early.