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

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by IntentionalButt, May 8, 2021.

  1. Reppin501

    Reppin501 The People's Champ Full Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Pretty obviously you are the one who can’t score a fight.
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  2. Stiff Jab

    Stiff Jab Despiser of Super-Middleweights Full Member

    Jan 7, 2019
    Man, that broken orbital bone is no joke. I remember when Inoue suffered a similar injury that had him seeing double against a dangerous puncher in the second round, and he also had to quit. Shame too, because it could have been an amazing fight.

    ...wait, what was that? He continued to box and beat his opponent quite handily, even knocking him down and being robbed of a KO?

    Huh. Weird.
  3. jquest

    jquest Active Member Full Member

    Oct 30, 2014
    Billy Joe looked distressed going back to the corner and he knew with his Popeye face he said "Ya gotta pull me out ere Mark". Then you saw Mark Tibbs in front of BJS, saying "Are you shoor", next thing he turns around and waves his hands.
  4. andyw362

    andyw362 Active Member Full Member

    Nov 3, 2007
    Was bout right imo
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  5. gollumsluvslave

    gollumsluvslave Active Member Full Member

    Dec 20, 2020
    As to be expected for the 'home' fighter, the cards I thought at time of stoppage were a bit wide to Canelo

    My Card:-

    10-9 Canelo
    10-9 Canelo (close)
    10-9 Canelo
    9-10 Saunders (close)
    9-10 Saunders
    9-10 Saunders
    9-10 Saunders (close)

    Obviously Canelo would have taken the 8th with what was arguably a 10-8 round even without the knockdown, but I had Saunders 4-3 going into the 8th.

    It was competetive, but I thought rounds 3-6 especially showed the blueprint on how to "beat" Canelo - I think Calzaghe and Ward would make it look pretty easy to be honest (aside from an injury like that), but I'd take Froch as well.
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  6. BUDW

    BUDW Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Well the gypsy quit lol
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  7. Babality

    Babality KTFO!!!!!!! Full Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    BJS was shoe shining all night. The 5th round was his best round easily. He landed some good shots and didn't get hit in return much. If you are shoe shining and getting hit with solid shots, you are not winning rounds unless there's a huge disparity in your punches landed vs the opponent's. Same way I felt about Canelo vs Trout.
  8. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    Yeah but you also said he was gonna get beat up through out

    You also said he was getting knocked out

    You picked the winner as did i in a two horse race

    He got beat up in 1 round for the last minute

    Ultimately that was enough

    Saunders waa in my view level on points up until that point

    His corner pulled him out by the way
    Hearn confirmed

    He didn't quit
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  9. Quina74

    Quina74 Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 25, 2019
    I'm actually shocked people has Canelo up at the end of that ****ing lmao

    Saunders was up 5 - 2 and he was coming on strong until the eye damage
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  10. Frankus

    Frankus Member Full Member

    Apr 14, 2016
    Well said mate. My Canelo humble pie was full of razor blades but I ate it. He is a top notch fighter and will go down as an ATG for sure.
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  11. kirk

    kirk l l l Staff Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Beat... sure. Ruined? Nah.
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  12. jmb1356

    jmb1356 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Anyone really shocked by these? It's a Canelo fight. You have to knock him down to get a draw.
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  13. f1ght3rz

    f1ght3rz Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jan 31, 2018
    You're obviously not understanding the point.

    There is a difference in believing in someone getting a decision AND scoring a fight properly.

    I never said i expected BJS to get a 50/50 round on the judges scorecards.

    But the fact doesn't change another fact: It's still a terrible scorecard if you had it 6-2.

    Both won 2 rounds clearly.

    So you had 4 close-ish rounds. If you gave all 4 to Clenelo you're corrupt/biased/terrible in scoring a fight.

  14. CST80

    CST80 De Omnibus Dubitandum: Reject The New Normal Staff Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Well what the **** should they have done? Let him become Antonio Margarito, Mr Machismo?
  15. Sap1en

    Sap1en Active Member Full Member

    Dec 1, 2020
    He mouthed it in Cant I would suspect