Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs James J Corbett

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  1. Devon

    Devon Active Member Full Member

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    Who wins this matchup?
     
  2. Devon

    Devon Active Member Full Member

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    ‘Corbett couldn’t beat a drum’
     
  3. dmt

    dmt Hardest hitting hw ever Full Member

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    Uh its very hard to match up fighters from the 1890's to more modern fighters.

    For one, the film on them is terrible. You cannot accurately assess their ability.

    Another problem; boxing techniques were developing. It wasn't until the 1930's that techniques had evolved to what they are today. This is not to denigrate Corbett but i doubt he was anywhere near the technical boxer that say Billy Conn was.

    If someone put a gun to my head, i would say Canelo decisions him. Although Canelo struggles vs slick boxers, i don't think Corbett was as refined as guys like Conn, Loughran or Tunney. I think Corbett might struggle with Canelo's technique and quick handed combination punching.

    Its not like guys couldn't throw combinations back then but because they had fights scheduled for long periods, they had to conserve energy. I would imagine Canelo is a more precise combination puncher than anyone Corbett has faced.
     
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  4. The Morlocks

    The Morlocks Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    No one ever beats Canelo
     
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  5. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Corbett's skillset is too primitive for him to stand a chance.
     
  6. CaravanDweller

    CaravanDweller Member banned Full Member

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    Corbett couldnt fight his way out of a brown paper bag
     
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The same as I picked Golovkin over Corbett, I would pick Canelo over Corbett. He simply doesn't have the power to bother guys like this. His only hope is to potshot from the outside, but I don't think he's good enough to pull it off. Whatever I may think of ginger as a person, his boxing skills are superlative and very well drilled.
     
  8. Cecil

    Cecil Boxing Addict Full Member

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    What about a white one?
     
  9. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Or a plastic bag? Discrimination towards plastic is reaching hysterical levels these days.
     
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  10. Arminius1

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    Corbett was the heavyweight champion. He would hit much harder than Canelo would expect.
     
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    CharlesBurley Well-Known Member banned Full Member

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    What are you do, kill him?
     
  12. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

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    Corbett is much taller, longer and faster. Hits harder too.

    Canelo would have a tough time countering.
     
  13. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    You must hate Corbett to make this thread.lol