Michael Nunn vs Canelo

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by KeedCubano, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    It's great that you can pick and choose the fights which Canelo was prime for. You sound like a GGG fanboy.

    But yeah, Lara and Trout were either close to his prime, or in it. The difference between Canelo from Lara/Cotto/Kirkland and the GGG/Jacobs fights is very little. The whole 'Canelo improves with every fight' schtick is bollocks. The difference between Canelo in 2015 and 2017 is minor. Certainly not big enough to turn a close deicosn, which he didn't deserve, vs Erislandy Lara to a win over Michael Nunn.
  2. ShovelHook

    ShovelHook Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 22, 2019
    You're the most pro Mexico guy here, so we all know you'll never be impartial in these matters.
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  3. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

    Oct 25, 2020
    I think Nunn beats Canelo, probably by decision.
  4. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Nunn UD. I think he'd use his size and speed to keep Canelo honest.
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  5. Dannymita

    Dannymita Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Canelo has his moments but Nunn boxes his tits off and it's pretty conclusive

    Canelo wins 120 -106 on the scorecards lol
  6. 22JM

    22JM Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 10, 2016
    I'm not saying Canelo for sure beats Nunn but he has everything to make it close and Canelo getting the nod since obviously he would've been the cash cow, Canelo has ATG chin and defense no way Nunn stops him, he also has atg skills and counter punching combinations to make it close and even beat Nunn, Don't forget Canelo is still not done he still has a lot of time and WILL be miles ahead ahead of Nunn when he's done.
  7. George Crowcroft

    George Crowcroft 'Snarky Little Gobshite' - IntentionalButt Full Member

    Mar 3, 2019
    No, you were winging that people don't blindly follow your cheating hero.
    Starting off by saying that Canelo beats Nunn by making it close and having the judges in his pocket really doesn't help your case :lol:
    He doesn't need to stop him lmao

    And then again, they said the same about Kalambay...
    What he has is a style very similar to James Toney's. A fighter who was much better than Canelo and still nearly lost to Nunn. Canelo wouldn't repeat Toney's win because he doesn't have the workrate, power or skill to set those pucnhes up. And in his actual fights with slick, rangy southpaws, he almost lost both.
    This bears little to know beating on this fight. Greatness and H2H are completely separate things. And even still, it'd be at middleweight, where Canelo will never fight again. Nunn's middleweight record is one helluva lot better than Canelo's three fights or so.
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  8. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

    Sep 25, 2020
    A focused Nunn was a baaaaaaad man!
  9. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeĆ³n Mexicano Full Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    May and maybe G who else
  10. elmaldito

    elmaldito Like john madden 93, BOOM! Hes on his back. Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ggg 1st fight
    Lara fight.
    Clear robberies
    No way either were close.
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  11. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Wtf has being prime got to do with it?

    So they dont count unless its todays version of which id imagine you believe to be prime?
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  12. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    I actually would pick Canelo against Nunn. I think he has the same basic areas of strength that made Toney win against Nunn: tough as nails, good defence, body punching and decent power.

    That said, if Nunn had fought a slightly more intelligent fight against Toney he could have won, and he could likewise beat Canelo.
  13. iii

    iii Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hmmm he's not clever enough CJ...
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  14. m.s.

    m.s. Well-Known Member Full Member

    Nov 2, 2010
    The problem with the Trout fight was the judges had it lopsided so Trout never stood a chance from the beginning. Which means it was a robbery before the fight ever started. That fight was open scoring , and i remember thinking Trout was ahead clearly after 4 rounds, then when they showed the cards it was a shut out or near shut out for Canelo.
  15. C.J.

    C.J. Boxings Living Legend revered & respected by all Full Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Like all canelo fights in Vegas.
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