Which Brit did the best against Canelo?

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by pow, May 8, 2022.

Which looser did best?

  1. BJ Saunders (RTD 8)

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
  2. Callum Smith (UD 12)

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. Rocky Fielding (TKO 3)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Liam Smith (KO 9)

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Amir Khan (KO 6)

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  6. Ryan Rhodes (TKO 12)

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  7. Mathew Hatton (UD 12)

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,174
    3,329
    Apr 26, 2014
    I'd argue that Khan had the most success of all the brits but was brutally KO'd, others like Hatton and Smith went the distance but were largely ineffective. It goes without saying that Fielding was the worse. They all lost but who put in the best performance? Matthew could be higher considering he lasted the distance but he lost nearly every round.

    1. Callum Smith
    2. Amir Khan
    3. Liam Smith
    4. Matthew Hatton
    5. Ryan Rhodes
    6. BJ Saunders
    7. Rocky Fielding
     
  2. UndergroundBoxing

    UndergroundBoxing Member Full Member

    261
    374
    Feb 2, 2022
    Saunders & Khan were the two that caused him the most problems. They may have got taken out but they were both winning rounds. Liam Smith did decent for a while but the rest were just there to survive or get the pay cheque.

    I can’t really remember the Ryan Rhodes fight though tbf
     
  3. tokyo5exwale

    tokyo5exwale Underdogs are on top banned Full Member

    86
    64
    Oct 30, 2013
    1 saunders 2 L smith

    Saunders fight was just getting interesting, like Saunders had warmed up and had started to figure him out. Saunders was in the fight for sure. Would have been really interesting to see how the fight unfolded but for that injury.
     
  4. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,174
    3,329
    Apr 26, 2014
    I'd argue that Khan, considering he had moved up to middle for the fight was the best performance and the fact he was KTFO should be put in context with the weight difference. It was a brave fearless performance, if he could have stayed switched on for 12 he may have won the fight.
     
    Here's Johnny and Boon like this.
  5. PaydayPaydayYouWantPayday

    PaydayPaydayYouWantPayday HORRIBLE Member banned Full Member

    34
    26
    May 4, 2022
    always khan fans making discussions like this desperately trying to boost him lol

    they never seem to factor in he had the most conclusive brutal ending out of all of them.

    winning a few poxy early rounds means nothing when you get brutally Ktfo before even the halfway stage. Alvarez starting timing him in the 4th and 5th then Boom! game over.
     
    tokyo5exwale likes this.
  6. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,174
    3,329
    Apr 26, 2014
    Moving up from welterweight to middle he was always at risk of a brutal KO.
     
  7. Gazanta87

    Gazanta87 Member Full Member

    124
    96
    May 18, 2019
    I thought Saunders was still just about in the fight till he got walloped. Khan had success but we all knew Canelo was carrying him and waiting for the moment to detonate.
     
    tokyo5exwale likes this.
  8. james5000

    james5000 2010's poster of the decade Full Member

    9,044
    3,122
    Apr 11, 2010
    Khan was taking him to school, Beefy also had a valiant effort.

    The rest got whooped
     
  9. Mitch87

    Mitch87 Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,479
    4,287
    Jul 29, 2018
    BJs. It was a competitive fight with BJS winning several rounds in close fight in my view untill he had his cheek bone broken.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2022
  10. Furey

    Furey EST & REG 2009 Full Member

    15,017
    4,374
    Oct 18, 2009
    Billy was competitive until the uppercut effectively broke his face and Liam Smith certainly came to fight and not just try and survive.

    So either of those two.
     
    Sonny1 and tokyo5exwale like this.
  11. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    2,715
    3,037
    Mar 24, 2019
    Definitely Billy Joe who was doing really well until his eye socket went.Most disappointing Calum Smith really thought he would test Canelo but he offered very little
     
    tokyo5exwale and sniffmybadger like this.
  12. sniffmybadger

    sniffmybadger Handsome Beef Cake Full Member

    7,391
    5,503
    Jan 20, 2010
    Exactly this. I wasn't expecting Callum to win, but thought he'd be able to keep Canelo at range for the first half of the fight and bag some rounds, but his performance was very underwhelming
     
    tokyo5exwale and Noel857 like this.
  13. aaaaa

    aaaaa Ash Full Member

    3,576
    6,686
    Dec 19, 2020
    Saunders.

    Callum Smith’s was the most disappointing.
     
    tokyo5exwale and sniffmybadger like this.
  14. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

    4,174
    3,329
    Apr 26, 2014
    Speaking of Saunders I found him, he must have one of those self driving cars.



     
    Last edited: May 9, 2022
    Noel857 likes this.
  15. jimmyonebomb

    jimmyonebomb Active Member Full Member

    509
    410
    Dec 5, 2010
    Liam smith, felt he was the bravest and put it on canelo, all to no avail like. Just felt like there was an air of inevability with saunders from the off, was with all of them like but less so with liam smith.
    Callum smith probably most disappointing as expected him to cause some problems for a while even in defeat which he didn't