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

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  1. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Aug 31, 2016
    Saunders fought in December so he wasn't really inactive coming into this fight.
  2. Ricky369

    Ricky369 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Mark my words.... If there is a rematch Canelo will knock him out in 3 rds.
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  3. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

    Dec 1, 2020
    He had handpicked fighters as the A-Side his whole career. He was a champion so he deserves that acknowledged but he hasn't got a champions heart. Tonight was evidence of that.
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  4. Mr Applebee

    Mr Applebee Active Member Full Member

    Nov 26, 2010
    A very bad match up stylistically for canelo so fair play to him. He would have ended it in brutal fashion had Saunders not quit. Was always gonna be a long game against Saunders. Think people are getting carried away about the scorecards.
  5. Frankus

    Frankus Member Full Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    You sound like me 36 months ago talking about Canelo. But looks what he’s done to every fighter he has faced since GGG. He has utterly destroyed them (Jacobs excluded who did a BJS and ram all night). Give some credit where it is due mate. I’ve eaten my Canelo humble pie, you should too.
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  6. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Aight bring on Plant. Been saying for awhile I think Plant gives Canelo problems... Im ready to eat my humble pie.

    I can see a plant fight going somewhat like tonight sounded like... plant does good boxing but starts getting walked down late.

    Still, I think Plant will provide some interesting rounds, and I think he can potentially pull off the win here.

    Hope its next.
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  7. richdanahuff

    richdanahuff Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2013
    Relax...his movement had Canelo slowing down and missing until that uppercut Canelo looked like he was out of ideas
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  8. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    But he’s proven tonight even if you can outbox him in spurts, he’ll still catch you brutally? There was still a long long way to go in that fight.
  9. Willie Maeket

    Willie Maeket We Fought In Every War since 1776! Full Member

    Jun 22, 2015
    Nah he can fight ole Boo Boo.
  10. MagicE

    MagicE Active Member Full Member

    Aug 16, 2017
    He didn't show that though did he? He won rounds, like most Canelo opponents do, but ultimately got broken.
    He hasn't laid down the blueprint because he still lost with a third of the fight left and he didn't take Canelo into deep waters
  11. N17

    N17 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Feb 16, 2013
    He retired due to injury.

    I personally believe it is very different.

    AJ quit against Ruiz Jr, that was a quit job. But not risking your sight, I just can't say that's quitting.
  12. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Clowns still gonna say he quit
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  13. timeout

    timeout Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Too much nasal spray clearly weakens that cheek bone.

    Otherwise it was sublime exhibition of skill.

    Like watching a white sweat pea in there.
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  14. UKboxingfan

    UKboxingfan Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    Plant will get ruined.
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  15. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

    Dec 1, 2020
    I didn't see him protesting. He quit on his stool and it can be spun anyway that his team wants but it is what it is.