Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán vs. William Joseph Saunders/Elwin Soto Castro v. Katsunari Takayama RBR

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  1. PIPO23

    PIPO23 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Never saw anything special in Saunders tbh.
     
  2. Serge

    Serge Ginger Dracula Staff Member

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    BJS 2.0 did very well all things considered. He came into Clen's adopted backyard where everything was stacked heavily against him after being inactive, fighting at a much lower level or on a stage even close to this magnitude before against someone who is much more experienced, much more experienced fighting at the higher level, and who has fought on a stage like this many many times. There's a reason why Floyd used to say ''You've never fought on this stage before'' to some of his opponents.
     
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  3. LordSouness

    LordSouness Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I don't think 4-4 or 5-3 are bad cards either. Some of the rounds were close. It's a judgement call whether you like the left and right hooks to the body of Canelo or the jabs of Saunders. I think you're kidding yourself if you think there's any chance BJS wins any 50/50 rounds. He knew that when he took the fight. Calling it corrupt is nonsense - especially after the night of nonsense we got earlier in the card.

    Looking at the cards, all three gave him round 1 and 5 and one of the judges also gave him 7. I don't think either Saunders or Canelo done anything of note in the first round, so I don't think it's corruption to score it either way. I thought he clearly won rounds 5 and 7.
     
  4. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Yeah I agree,

    I'm genuinely stunned, people slaughtering somebody for not wanting to go blind.

    It's F'ing incredible.
     
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  5. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    So is the nasel spray
     
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  6. CutThroatFade

    CutThroatFade Rangers FC Full Member

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    If Josh Taylor was a bit bigger he would be the ideal opponent to beat Canelo. He’d take him to deep waters. Canelo isn’t all he is hyped up to be. People went OTT after he destroyed puddings like Yildirim and a high guard limited weight bully in Smith. He’s a drugged up, very talented power puncher with an iron chin who can be outboxed.
     
  7. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

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    Rematch? Lol, this fight wasn’t that close and Canelo stopped him. That style isn’t winning this kind of fight man, it’s just not. He was literally running at times..,landed nothing of significance...well that’s not true he landed a nice hook a couple of times in one of the rounds I gave him.
     
  8. Sap1en

    Sap1en Member Full Member

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    I'm not a fraud parading as a fighter like BJS is
     
  9. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  10. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

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    Actually his corner pulled him out because they suspected he had a broken orbital bone. And don't call me pal.
     
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  11. Olu G. Rotimi

    Olu G. Rotimi Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I told you how it would end. Glad you are giving credit to El Canelo. Saunders talked and did a lot of **** before the fight and to quit like that he will be criticized.
     
  12. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    She looks amazing for 39 but she has hit The Wall.
     
  13. andyw362

    andyw362 Active Member Full Member

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    Yup. Was coming
     
  14. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

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    Don't you ****ing start with me, I actually like you.
     
  15. lufcrazy

    lufcrazy requiescat in pace Full Member

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    I reckon Canelo is a big favourite to beat Plant, don't see much trouble for him there at all