Unpopular opinion but this fight showed that Canelo still struggles with slick movers

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by MarkusFlorez99, May 8, 2021.

  1. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Saunders gave him some serious issues in the middle rounds. I even had saunders schooling him in one of those rounds. He figured Saunders out eventually though so credit where credit is due
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  2. Ricdog

    Ricdog Member Full Member

    Apr 10, 2015
    Up until he catches them cold. He is too slick to the body, will always slow down any mover.
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  3. Boxing Prospect

    Boxing Prospect Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    May 10, 2012
    Bust up the face and made a slick southpaw quit in a ring so big you could have a 12 person orgy...
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  4. Sammy123

    Sammy123 Money Maker Staff Member

    Apr 15, 2015
    Well, he did figure out the slick mover and timed that uppercut perfectly. And in the beginning of the fight it was Saunders who was missing more of his shots. So not really.
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  5. SquaredCircle

    SquaredCircle Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2015
    He'd never have the feet or front-foot activity or inside activity once he closes the gap to beat the truly great historical movers. Guys like Hopkins or Ward would soundly beat him. It's a limitation to a degree, but against today's crop, his timing, body shots, and explosiveness allow him to dominate. And he'll grind down Plant too.
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  6. Goran_

    Goran_ Active Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    Saunders blew that fight, he was ahead.. he should have stayed disciplined, he started getting cocky & planting his feet more, that was his downfall, his own machismo & lack of discipline.. I don't even think that was the sharpest Billy Joe Saunders I've seen either… I've seen him much crisper than that before. What an idiot.. Goading & clowning against Clenelo.. he'll kick himself forever, he clearly had the skills to more than match Canelo.
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  7. Lesion of Doom

    Lesion of Doom Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jan 21, 2015
    Of course you would not expect Canelo to win every round against a world class opponent. Not sure that this style was especially problematic for him, though.
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  8. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Active Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    Canelo doesn't mind these days. He's magically found a way to decisively damage bigger men with single power punches. So he knows he can take it easy and get given every close round, conserve energy, then wait to land a few big punches.

    It's like being Wilder but you get given the inactive rounds too. Nice setup for him.
  9. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    He made Canelo miss a lot and made him look like a stiff plodder in those mid rounds. But it clearly wasn't enough
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  10. pepsiclassic

    pepsiclassic Active Member Full Member

    Aug 7, 2019
    he def has problems with slick movers. this was NOT the best saunders. the best version of saunders would have won it was clear he's lost a step or didnt show up
  11. Scott Cork

    Scott Cork Active Member Full Member

    Feb 3, 2021
    Saunders was beating Canelo and got paid to quit. Call me a Canelo hater I don't give a ****
  12. LuciferFallen

    LuciferFallen New Member Full Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    According to BJS fans winning 1 round equals 5
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  13. FirstJab

    FirstJab New Member Full Member

    Apr 17, 2021
    Canelo was cruising, under 10 mins he knew his number
  14. Scorpion

    Scorpion Boxing Addict Full Member

    May 9, 2006

    2 of the judges gave BJS only 2 rounds, another gave him 3.

    When you are fighting Canelo, you are fighting 3 judges as well.
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  15. MarkusFlorez99

    MarkusFlorez99 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 13, 2021
    Canelo figured him out. He timed Saunders head movement with a counter uppercut quite similar to how Ruddock timed Mike Tysons head movement with his smash punch.