Is Canelo the Greatest Super Middleweight of all time?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Joeywill, Sep 18, 2022.

Who is the greatest super middleweight of all time?

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  1. Canelo Alvarez

    2.7%
  2. Joe Calzaghe

    74.1%
  3. Steve Collins

    0.5%
  4. Lucien Bute

    0.5%
  5. Andre Ward

    16.8%
  6. Carl Froch

    1.1%
  7. Sven Ottke

    1.6%
  8. Nigel Benn

    0.5%
  9. Chris Eubank

    1.6%
  10. Mikkel Kessler

    0.5%
  1. Liquorice

    Liquorice Boxing Addict banned Full Member

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    well worth a watch.. Calzaghe at his peak
     
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  2. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Benavidez is better than anyone Calzaghe fought at super middle. Canelo is already undisputed. You guys lie about Calzaghe like crazy.
     
  3. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    Hell no. Canelo is a very good fighter but I think he’s a little overrated. He’s missing more career defining wins.
     
  4. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Benavidez may well be a fantastic talent - but he hasn't beaten anyone of note yet, and that is mostly his own fault for losing the title on the scales a few years back; if he had kept that with more discipline then Canelo would have had to go through him for undisputed.

    On the eye-test Benavidez looks like he could be up there with the Froch's or Kesslers, but he hasn't really mixed it at high enough level to know for sure he can swim in the deep waters at elite level.
     
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  5. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Fantastic tear-up, not seen it in a good few years, more action in the 1st round that Canelo GGG had in all 12!
     
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  6. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

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    You are crazy. Calzaghe is a horrible match up for Gasnelo.
     
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  7. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    How do we know this though?

    He may be. But as of yet, he’s still unproven.

    Who’s he fought?

    Look at what happened with Lucian Bute.

    What do you mean “You guys…”?

    Again, I’m one of Joe’s biggest critics.
     
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  8. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Exactly.

    Look at the reputation that Lucian Bute had before he fought Carl Froch.
     
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  9. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Some of these votes are clearly just jokes.
     
  10. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Calzaghe never fought Froch
     
  11. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Well-Known Member Full Member

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    When did I say he did? Froch & Kessler are generally (and rightly IMO) regarded as a level just below Ward & Calzaghe. My point is Benavidez might be the real deal but he hasn't earned his stripes yet - Froch & Kessler did.
     
  12. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    he is & he would clown Canelo for possibly the entire fight - however - I could also see a scenario wear CalSlappy gets broken down late 11 or 12th by canelo - Caleb plant style.

    possible just not likely.
     
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  13. Jason Gordon

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  14. GlassJoe

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    His accomplishments at 168 alone (not entire resume) pale in comparison to Calzaghe and Ottke. They fought the best contenders jn the division. Ottke fought each one often multiple times.
     
  15. Joeywill

    Joeywill Active Member Full Member

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    Who did Calzaghe beat that's on par with Benavidez at super middleweight?