The difference between Canelo and Usyk

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by tinman, Jan 5, 2022.

  1. tinman

    tinman WWE Audition Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    It's obvious. There is so much more honor in Usyk's career.

    He does not rely on home cooking and hand picked judges. He does not seek a competitive advantage over his opponent by draining the life out of him or dragging him up to an unnatural weight class. He does not need special beef from the government. He does not need to wait for elite fighters to become addicted to Russian Vodka before fighting them. He goes straight after the very best fighters in the sport no matter what. We could go on for days.

    Even his in ring style is more honorable. Usyk brings the fight directly to the opponent with no clinching or dirty tactics. Canelo is by nature a counter puncher looking to capitalize on an opponents mistake instead of taking the risk to initiate the action.

    Even though they will never fight because Usyk is too big there seems to be a Canelo camp and an Usyk camp. Those who are in the Canelo camp are natural grifters. They support a grifter and can relate.
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  2. exocet76

    exocet76 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Feb 28, 2012
    Canelo is just a cash cow he's very good at it and will generally get matched with people he can beat apart from Floyd and GGG.
    The difference is more a philosophical perspective.

    Usyk wants to unify the Heavyweight like he did Cruiser he's not there yet and I feel people are assuming he walks over Joshua.

    This is boxing folks and Heavyweight is more unpredictable than the other divisions which is partly why it's the blue ribbon division of the sport.

    I'm rooting for Usyk as I find most of the Heavies unlikeble as people and Usyk is dedicated to the task. I think it will be good for the sport and the fans.

    Canelo is a great boxer for sure but like floyd before there's a few reasons to have an asterix next to his name. We will need a few decades to get some real context like with Floyd to see how he is viewed.
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  3. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Boxing Addict Full Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    People in Mexico worship Alvarez because he's a great boxer and a pretty white boy that makes nationalistic noises for the masses. Usyk is just good next to a better albiet smaller countryman. So he just stands on his individual excellence. It's all he has.
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  4. The Real Lance

    The Real Lance Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 29, 2012
    Well said. Funny how his praise make him hated by most canelo fans. these casual cucks don't realize you an like guys who fight each other. :lol: But no.... just gotta come up with weak excuses to hate all Canelo's former ops.

    My favorite is, "3G didn't fight who I wanted him to fight, I was a fan. But now I hate his guts because he didn't move up...." - ASSOL :risas3:
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  5. Hanz Cholo

    Hanz Cholo Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    Roughly about 60 Lbs & 7” of heights with approximately 8.5” of reach according to boxrec.

    if Alvarez fought (aka get his ass whipped & brutally KO’d by)
    Usyk at cruiser weight for lb for lb best in the world would y’all respect him then?
  6. deyell

    deyell MOLECULE FROM HELL. Full Member

    Aug 10, 2015
    Usyk is a class act and a good ambassador for the sport. Clenelo... not so much.
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  7. ElCyclon

    ElCyclon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Dec 2, 2012
    What a bunch of idiotic and biased dribble.
  8. Themessiah

    Themessiah El Jefe Full Member

    Feb 1, 2021
    One of the big reasons I'm an Usyk fan is because he's fighting guys while accepting unfavourable conditions while other boxers go into every little detail to give them an advantage
  9. Nonito Smoak

    Nonito Smoak Ioka>Lomo, sorry my dudes Full Member

    Sep 8, 2010
    Fanboy hoping to change peoples mind...

    Usyk wasnt thrown into the US audience at the age of 19, yeah, we get it. It makes sense to blame Usyks promoter/managers and the major networks, not the guy a handful divisions south that was given the silver spoon and beat everybody up with it.
  10. Toney F*** U

    Toney F*** U Boxing junkie Full Member

    Oct 16, 2019
    I like both, they’re one of the few boxers that actually do what they say they’re gonna do
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  11. BoxingDialogue

    BoxingDialogue Well-Known Member Full Member

    Apr 26, 2019
    Lol some whining crybaby stuff right here
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  12. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    Canelo is a Papadam

    Usyk is the Curry and rice

    Fury is the naan bread
  13. Veerbone

    Veerbone New Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2021
    Canelo is great, but he's not a heavyweight. Usyk is fighting in a division with giants (6'6"-6'9") and finding ways to win. I know he's a good size for traditional HW, but this isn't a traditional era. If he beats 6'6" Joshua and 6'9" Fury to unify, he's on another level. Canelo wouldn't have physical mismatch issues that bad even if he fights Beterbiev.
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  14. tinman

    tinman WWE Audition Full Member

    Feb 25, 2015
    And you sound like a boxing fan with no soul who has no passion for the sport.
  15. miniq

    miniq You Big Stiff Idiot Full Member

    Oct 23, 2011
    I always like to rag on AJ for being manufactured

    but then I glance over at Canelo. A useless pudding of a man. Got slapped about by a glorified 50 year old midget. No skills. No finesse. No pizzazz.

    The only thing exceptional about him is how boring he is and how bad he is at picking up a new language. English mothertrucker do you speak it.