Canelo Alvarez a One-Punch Smash in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS – One-punch was all that was needed as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez capitalized on Amir “King” Khan’s only mistake. And it was over without a whimper on Saturday.

No shame in losing to the bigger guy, WBC middleweight titlist Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs), but Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) had his moments at the brand new T-Mobile Arena. All those moments added up to a knockout loss.

With middleweight monster Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin in the arena looking to fight the winner, the ending left no doubt that Alvarez may be the only fighter capable of making a real challenge.

During the fight Khan used his mobility and quick hands to keep Mexico’s Alvarez from running him over. He seldom fired combinations of more than two punches at a time. The reason was clear as Alvarez punished the body in retribution.

Slowly Alvarez began connecting to the body with thudding shots mostly with the right hand. Soon the left hooks to the head followed and by the fifth round a left hook caused a cut under Khan’s right eye.

The body work by Alvarez began coming more often like a lawnmower as he cut down Khan’s movement. In the sixth round left hooks and a three-punch combination landed flush. Khan retaliated with his own two-punch combo and was looking to counter again when suddenly a well-timed overhand right cross blasted Khan to the floor. His head bounced off the canvas violently.

Referee Kenny Bayless waved the fight over and Alvarez walked over and went over with a concerned look. After two minutes Khan was conscious.

But for five rounds Khan held his own and Alvarez was not surprised.

“Like I said we were prepared because I knew it was going to be complicated in the beginning and come to my favor later,” Alvarez said. “It’s always complicated with a fighter who moves quickly and is fast. That’s how it is with fighters like that.”

Khan was not ashamed by his knockout loss. Instead he was seemingly proud of his challenge.

“I achieved my goal by getting in the ring. I tried my best,” said Khan looking alert despite the savage knockout loss. “I want to be the best and I want to fight the best. My natural weight is 147.”

With the large crowd listening and Golovkin looking inside the ring like the boogie man, Alvarez was asked why he allowed the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titlist in the ring.

“I like to surprise everybody,” said Alvarez. “We don’t (mess) around in Mexico. I don’t fear anyone or anybody.”

Is Golovkin next?

Other bouts

In a fight that might have been a rehearsal for a future middleweight title fight Canada’s David Lemieux (35-3, 32 KOs) stopped Glen Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) with a left hook-right hand combination at 56 seconds into the fourth round. It was a short night for “Jersey Boy” Tapia and a solid prize for Lemieux who grabs the NABO middleweight title with the knockout.

Lemieux was the aggressor at the opening bell and seemed much quicker than Tapia who was unable to mount any form of an attack. With the win the Canadian middleweight could be next in line for Canelo Alvarez.

“Hats off to Glen Tapia a very solid fighter,” said Lemieux. “I saw some openings and I took them.”

Tapia was upset that his corner that includes trainer Freddie Roach stopped the fight but admitted he made a mistake.

“I was throwing a wide right,” Tapia said. “I wasn’t that hurt. It was like a flash knockdown.”

Lemieux sees another future world title fight.

“It’s just the beginning. I’ve got a lot of good things to accomplish,” he said.

East L.A.’s Frankie Gomez (21-0, 13 KOs) fought smartly in using movement and his athleticism to win by unanimous decision over Riverside’s Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera  (22-6, 7 KOs) after 10 rounds in a welterweight match.

Herrera fought well inside when they mixed it up in close quarters. But Gomez quickly moved the fight to the outside where his quick footwork allowed him to dictate the pace. Though he seldom caught the clever Herrera flush, he cut down on his power shots in favor of quick short shots. It was the formula he used throughout the fight.

All three judges scored it 100-90 for Gomez but I find it difficult to see how the first round was given to the East L.A. fighter when he did not land a clean blow. Herrera had his moments in the fifth and sixth rounds but was not given credit for work inside.

Still, Gomez showed he could handle himself against a world class fighter.

Curtis Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) quickly showed Brazil’s Patrick Teixeira that he wasn’t ready for the A class in knocking out the taller fighter at 1:04 of the second round. A perfect counter right cross ended the fight as Teixiera was dubbed unable to continue by referee Tony Weeks.

“It’s like that sometimes,” said Stevens from New York City. “This is boxing.”

Diego De La Hoya (15-0, 9 KOs) faced another undefeated fighter in Rocco Santomauro (13-1) and quickly proved his own pedigree was too much. A counter right floored Santomauro in the second round of their super bantamweight fight. After that, De La Hoya was in complete control and forced the brave fighter Santomauro’s corner headed by Shane Mosley to toss in the towel at 1:59 of the seventh round.

Irish Jason “El Animal” Quigley (11-0, 9 KOs) may not achieved a knockout win but gave his best performance in defeating the very underrated James De La Rosa in their 10-round middleweight clash. The undefeated middleweight was able to show all of his skills and needed them against De La Rosa who forced the Irish fighter to the distance. All three judges scored every round for Quigley 100-90.

“I didn’t want to go for the KO because I never went 10 rounds before,” said Quigley adding that the most he fought was seven. “I didn’t want to blow myself out.”

If fans wondered if Quigley could take a punch in return, De La Rosa connected several times on the button. But, the Irish boxer absorbed them and returned fire every time. “I’ll never back down from anyone. I’m lucky the man above made me kind of hard.”

Lamont Roach (11-0, 3 KOs) of Washington D.C. won every round but was deducted a point in the sixth round for continued low blows against Jose Esquivel (9-5, 2 KOs) on Mexico. All the scores were 79-72 for Roach.

Rashidi Ellis (15-0, 11 KOs) of Boston defeated Marco Antonio Lopez (24-9, 15 KOs) by unanimous decision after eight rounds of a super welterweight contest. Ellis was the much quicker fighter but was unable to crack the defensive mode Lopez chose. There were no knockdowns but Ellis was able to use his skills over the eight rounds to win by 80-72 on all three cards.

David Mijares (1-0) won his pro debut by unanimous decision over Omar Reyes (1-3) in a four round super lightweight match. The scores were 40-36. Mijares fights out of Santa Monica, Calif. and Reyes is from Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

 

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-kidcanvas :

they all can keep touting Canelo but there's him & the other 9 ...then Above them all is Golovkin, he'll go through Alvarez like s*** through a goose .. khan did what he was suppose to do ..lose , another lightweight with a suspect chin for canelo to feast on ,yet they all give him a go till the advantage starts to weight in... GGG will ko canelo..


-teaser :

khan's chin didn't betray him ..I was surprised when Canelo cracked him early on with a left hook and it didn't faze him ...in fact he wasn't wobbled at any time up till the time he hit the floor....the shot that felled him would have knocked just about anybody cold ...Amir betrayed himself by putting himself direct inline for that punch ...not that it would have made a difference in the long run ...Canelo was getting to his body ...did you see the bruising on Khan's ribs on the left from those right hand body shots (and several on the hip)..was just a matter of time ..that one shot saved Amir from a lot worst damage ..all in all it was as good a fight as could be knowing what the result was gonna be


-SouthPawFlo :

First off, big shout out to Khan for taking the fight.... As the fight went on you could see Canelo getting closer and landing more body shots, Amir was landing 1-2's and his confidence was building even though that's what lead to his downfall.... He's too offensive minded for someone who can't take a solid punch, but the right hand that put Khan Down will probably hurt anyone Heavyweight and down...


-mortcola :

Alvarez is wildly overrated. Yes, he ends fights with bombs. But he is flummoxed or equaled in early firefights against every live but slow body and embarrassed until landing debilitating power shots against superior but tired boxers. He did ONE good thing in response to the ONE bad thing Khan did. Khan began to lift his left elbow and bring the jab back low (I count that as one - an open left-hand window by a rare rookie mistake by a fine fast boxer - one who is almost ALWAYS rocked or KO'd by overhand rights, mostly because he can't take them at all - he can't FIGHT not because he's limited, but because he has a poor chin, magnified by being a much smaller guy in this fight). Alvarez began to land ONE right at a time under that elbow, always from a distance, because he always has to plant his left foot before throwing a punch, rarely throwing more than one, or even one, jab, making it hard for him to even cut off the ring, much less throw effective combinations when the opponent is moving. When Khan hesitated with a jab and left it DANGLING, Canelo well-timed a right that came a few degrees higher and landed the same right ALGIERI - who rarely hurts anyone - rocked Khan with. Alvarez is a tough SOB, but he has not evolved at all, and his wins fall into two categories - slugfests against limited fighters (Kirkland and Angulo) in which Canelo eventually stuns and finishes a tough guy who is immobile, or walks down a good boxer (Cotto, also smaller and not very durable, comes apart after several rounds of warfare with a stronger fighter), until he either just bruises them into defensiveness and wins on points, or lands single well-timed shots against an exhausted boxer who can't move anymore (a good Canelo chin helps immensely because he gets hit a lot). It is good enough against most because he is very strong - but I'm not sure he did any more against Mayweather than I would have - never tried a single different move, possibly didn't land a single hard shot even on an arm - has no accelerator attached to his legs, thus always at the same distance. Khan has long arms - tighten the jab hand and the rights hit arm, not ribs, and Khan boxes his way to a decision (I had Khan up 3 or 4 to 1 o r 2, unlike the HBO fanboys who called Canelo's sluggish one-dimensional boxing "brilliant". Don't get me wrong - it is good enough to beat down guys with much more developed skills but less durability - but he is a one-trick pony, and he will be embarrassed and possibly finally stopped by GGG as long as the latter stops the "I'll let you hit me" grandstanding that usually leads into the acceleration before the KO. Canelo has no advantages in that fight against a guy who can box, has an iron chin, and can throw KO punches in combination. Opinions, guys?


-Radam G :

Alvarez is wildly overrated. Yes, he ends fights with bombs. But he is flummoxed or equaled in early firefights against every live but slow body and embarrassed until landing debilitating power shots against superior but tired boxers. He did ONE good thing in response to the ONE bad thing Khan did. Khan began to lift his left elbow and bring the jab back low (I count that as one - an open left-hand window by a rare rookie mistake by a fine fast boxer - one who is almost ALWAYS rocked or KO'd by overhand rights, mostly because he can't take them at all - he can't FIGHT not because he's limited, but because he has a poor chin, magnified by being a much smaller guy in this fight). Alvarez began to land ONE right at a time under that elbow, always from a distance, because he always has to plant his left foot before throwing a punch, rarely throwing more than one, or even one, jab, making it hard for him to even cut off the ring, much less throw effective combinations when the opponent is moving. When Khan hesitated with a jab and left it DANGLING, Canelo well-timed a right that came a few degrees higher and landed the same right ALGIERI - who rarely hurts anyone - rocked Khan with. Alvarez is a tough SOB, but he has not evolved at all, and his wins fall into two categories - slugfests against limited fighters (Kirkland and Angulo) in which Canelo eventually stuns and finishes a tough guy who is immobile, or walks down a good boxer (Cotto, also smaller and not very durable, comes apart after several rounds of warfare with a stronger fighter), until he either just bruises them into defensiveness and wins on points, or lands single well-timed shots against an exhausted boxer who can't move anymore (a good Canelo chin helps immensely because he gets hit a lot). It is good enough against most because he is very strong - but I'm not sure he did any more against Mayweather than I would have - never tried a single different move, possibly didn't land a single hard shot even on an arm - has no accelerator attached to his legs, thus always at the same distance. Khan has long arms - tighten the jab hand and the rights hit arm, not ribs, and Khan boxes his way to a decision (I had Khan up 3 or 4 to 1 o r 2, unlike the HBO fanboys who called Canelo's sluggish one-dimensional boxing "brilliant". Don't get me wrong - it is good enough to beat down guys with much more developed skills but less durability - but he is a one-trick pony, and he will be embarrassed and possibly finally stopped by GGG as long as the latter stops the "I'll let you hit me" grandstanding that usually leads into the acceleration before the KO. Canelo has no advantages in that fight against a guy who can box, has an iron chin, and can throw KO punches in combination. Opinions, guys?
Wow! Wow! Wee! Canelo is one-improving pug. He is no longer a red-headed hype. He can straight-up fight. I gotta disagree with you, Doc M-cola. I see a multi-trick Trojan horse. And I see a lot of aged rust that is beginning to crack on the guy with the iron chin that you mentioned. That dude has been using stealth tricks of the trade. That "big drama" stuff is a disguised act to hid his flaws. The clock is winding down for him to be able to beat Canelo. I got a hint that 3g is getting chinny. And I've never believed that he can take a left hook liver shot. And at 34 years old -- elder statesman for a pug -- dude has been sitting on the shelf too long waiting for a "big drama" super scrap. So when he finally gets one, his undefeated record and sting of kayos will be a rap. In this "theatre of the unexpected," it is beginning to look like Canelo is going to reduce 3g to just 2g IMHO! Holla!


-mortcola :

Wow! Wow! Wee! Canelo is one-improving pug. He is no longer a red-headed hype. He can straight-up fight. I gotta disagree with you, Doc M-cola. I see a multi-trick Trojan horse. And I see a lot of aged rust that is beginning to crack on the guy with the iron chin that you mentioned. That dude has been using stealth tricks of the trade. That "big drama" stuff is a disguised act to hid his flaws. The clock is winding down for him to be able to beat Canelo. I got a hint that 3g is getting chinny. And I've never believed that he can take a left hook liver shot. And at 34 years old -- elder statesman for a pug -- dude has been sitting on the shelf too long waiting for a "big drama" super scrap. So when he finally gets one, his undefeated record and sting of kayos will be a rap. In this "theatre of the unexpected," it is beginning to look like Canelo is going to reduce 3g to just 2g IMHO! Holla!
Respeck....its a let's wait and see thing. We both have eyes.


-Radam G :

Respeck....its a let's wait and see thing. We both have eyes.
Hehehe! Wow! "Respeck" has found its way back into boksing. I remember as a toddler how New Orleanians would holla at national tournaments: "Give us some 'RESPECK!' Put some RESPECK on our names." They had mixtures of Creole, French, Italian, Filipinos, spaniard and Greek names. And the darn announcers would butcher their names. Holla!


-michaelabii :

Great observations mort. I did not buy this fight because I think the pure fans are being short changed. Yes, Khan has the Cojones for moving up in weight but he had a great incentive of $$$ and cashed out at the paying fans expense. There is a fine line between treating boxing as a business and providing even matched fights for the fans and the public. Khan has plateaued in my opinion. Fast hands and swift feet but not much offensive creativity besides the fast combos. He is technically limited especially when forced to fight under fire. Canelo has improved somewhat especially in his timing and range control but his feet still look as if they are stuck in sand and this may be his undoing against GGG. I would like to see the Kazakstan destroyer backed up and under serious fire especially to the body and I think Canelo can do this if he chooses to. Khan should retire after 3 brutal career knockouts.


-michaelabii :

Looking at Mayweathers body of work against Canelo and Cotto and seeing these fights now I am slowly but surely reveiwing my opinion and placing TBE even higher on the all time Pound for pound list. For a small guy who peaks at 147 -150 even when not in training he handled Canelo, Cotto and DeLa Hoya with relative ease.


-amayseng :

Looking at Mayweathers body of work against Canelo and Cotto and seeing these fights now I am slowly but surely reveiwing my opinion and placing TBE even higher on the all time Pound for pound list. For a small guy who peaks at 147 -150 even when not in training he handled Canelo, Cotto and DeLa Hoya with relative ease.
Relative ease??????? The Cotto vs Floyd fight was a back and forth exciting fight where Floyd had to dig down DEEP to win it late. Floyd won that fight 7-5 and took some hellacious shots, he was even sick for that fight getting tagged all over.. Ease?? The Floyd DLH fight was close and boring, no ease in Floyd fighting near scared to edge that one out. The Canelo fight was a boxing masterpiece by Floyd and very enjoyable, he boxed his ears off. That was the one that was relative ease. Go back and watch the Cotto fight, **** even watch an interview with Floyd he said Cotto was a beast..... damn fans are fanatic beyond bias


-SouthPawFlo :

I hate to bring up the elephant in the room, but The more this kid's career goes higher and higher I think the Floyd Vs Canelo fight might be Floyd's best work other than the Marquez and Corrales Fights... Say what you want about the Red Head he's given everyone problems who's stepped in the ring with him (other than Floyd) and he's building a Hall Of Fame Resume and might be like Oscar Said "The New Face of Boxing"


-SuperLight :

Alvarez is wildly overrated. Yes, he ends fights with bombs. But he is flummoxed or equaled in early firefights against every live but slow body and embarrassed until landing debilitating power shots against superior but tired boxers. He did ONE good thing in response to the ONE bad thing Khan did. Khan began to lift his left elbow and bring the jab back low (I count that as one - an open left-hand window by a rare rookie mistake by a fine fast boxer - one who is almost ALWAYS rocked or KO'd by overhand rights, mostly because he can't take them at all - he can't FIGHT not because he's limited, but because he has a poor chin, magnified by being a much smaller guy in this fight). Alvarez began to land ONE right at a time under that elbow, always from a distance, because he always has to plant his left foot before throwing a punch, rarely throwing more than one, or even one, jab, making it hard for him to even cut off the ring, much less throw effective combinations when the opponent is moving. When Khan hesitated with a jab and left it DANGLING, Canelo well-timed a right that came a few degrees higher and landed the same right ALGIERI - who rarely hurts anyone - rocked Khan with. Alvarez is a tough SOB, but he has not evolved at all, and his wins fall into two categories - slugfests against limited fighters (Kirkland and Angulo) in which Canelo eventually stuns and finishes a tough guy who is immobile, or walks down a good boxer (Cotto, also smaller and not very durable, comes apart after several rounds of warfare with a stronger fighter), until he either just bruises them into defensiveness and wins on points, or lands single well-timed shots against an exhausted boxer who can't move anymore (a good Canelo chin helps immensely because he gets hit a lot). It is good enough against most because he is very strong - but I'm not sure he did any more against Mayweather than I would have - never tried a single different move, possibly didn't land a single hard shot even on an arm - has no accelerator attached to his legs, thus always at the same distance. Khan has long arms - tighten the jab hand and the rights hit arm, not ribs, and Khan boxes his way to a decision (I had Khan up 3 or 4 to 1 o r 2, unlike the HBO fanboys who called Canelo's sluggish one-dimensional boxing "brilliant". Don't get me wrong - it is good enough to beat down guys with much more developed skills but less durability - but he is a one-trick pony, and he will be embarrassed and possibly finally stopped by GGG as long as the latter stops the "I'll let you hit me" grandstanding that usually leads into the acceleration before the KO. Canelo has no advantages in that fight against a guy who can box, has an iron chin, and can throw KO punches in combination. Opinions, guys?
Fair enough, Mortcola. I didn't see any real cutting off by Alvarez. Khan was mostly on the back foot, as it were, and not exactly moving like a Cuban. In response to Radam re Golovkin, I didn't think it possible to "take" a liver shot. That would be useful if it's a learnt skill.


-Radam G :

Fair enough, Mortcola. I didn't see any real cutting off by Alvarez. Khan was mostly on the back foot, as it were, and not exactly moving like a Cuban. In response to Radam re Golovkin, I didn't think it possible to "take" a liver shot. That would be useful if it's a learnt skill.
Canelo has a liver shot that is apparently so stealth that most fans cannot see it. He hurt the possum-playing Khan with it a time or two before he put him into too deep-dark zzzzzzzzzzzz. Hehehe! I know 3g from the amateurs and pros. And nobody in the pros have buzzed him with a liver shot yet. Holla at him in the amateurs. Liver shots put an instant halt to his "BIG DRAMA." Canelo can and will eventually scrap with 3g and beat him to the gun with liver shots and shift punching. Three g is a master of disguise with pretending that he is just happening to be letting the competition get off shots on him. He does that to Canelo, and it will be an early kayo upset. Holla!


-amayseng :

Canelo has a liver shot that is apparently so stealth that most fans cannot see it. He hurt the possum-playing Khan with it a time or two before he put him into too deep-dark zzzzzzzzzzzz. Hehehe! I know 3g from the amateurs and pros. And nobody in the pros have buzzed him with a liver shot yet. Holla at him in the amateurs. Liver shots put an instant halt to his "BIG DRAMA." Canelo can and will eventually scrap with 3g and beat him to the gun with liver shots and shift punching. Three g is a master of disguise with pretending that he is just happening to be letting the competition get off shots on him. He does that to Canelo, and it will be an early kayo upset. Holla!
GGG is a shift punching machine on overdrive while Canelo's only shifting comes from uncoordinated staggered steps hahaha... Canelo has good firepower but is not special. He will not beat GGG


-Radam G :

GGG is a shift punching machine on overdrive while Canelo's only shifting comes from uncoordinated staggered steps hahaha... Canelo has good firepower but is not special. He will not beat GGG
Maybe not anytime soon will Canelo beat 3g. But if the clock keep winding down on the aging 3g, he will be easy picking. As of now, he is the man with the BIG "DRAMA" fight win. But even now, Canelo can change everything with his sneaky, latent liver shot -- "BIG PAIN!" with "BIG DRAMA!" Especially in 2018. Holla!


-amayseng :

Maybe not anytime soon will Canelo beat 3g. But if the clock keep winding down on the aging 3g, he will be easy picking. As of now, he is the man with the BIG "DRAMA" fight win. But even now, Canelo can change everything with his sneaky, latent liver shot -- "BIG PAIN!" with "BIG DRAMA!" Especially in 2018. Holla!
maybe true , two years is a lot of time and wear and tear on an always active GGG However if this fight happens in Sept this year at 160 lbs then Canelo will be stopped


-Radam G :

maybe true , two years is a lot of time and wear and tear on an always active GGG However if this fight happens in Sept this year at 160 lbs then Canelo will be stopped
Possibly! But I doubt that 160 will rule. Team 3g has to give up the "BIG DRAMA" show and do what the diva says. Sweat down to 155lbs in 2016, or there will not be a scrap until 3g is old 3g. That is just boksing bitnezz ($ic). And those in the business know that. And that ain't changing. When in Rome, do as the Romans. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Looking at Mayweathers body of work against Canelo and Cotto and seeing these fights now I am slowly but surely reveiwing my opinion and placing TBE even higher on the all time Pound for pound list. For a small guy who peaks at 147 -150 even when not in training he handled Canelo, Cotto and DeLa Hoya with relative ease.
You don't post that often these days but when you do, ... surely thou speaketh the truth! I thought the same thing when I watched the fight earlier today, at the laundromat of all places, on my cell phone, it's where us regular guys go while awaiting a visit from the appliance repair man. It's amazing how a much smaller guy like Mayweather kept Canelo at bay using a variety of techniques that left the usually offensively minded Canelo groping for solutions while he alternated between trying to ambush Floyd along the ropes, and following Floyd around the ring as he occasionally lunged wildly at his after-image. Khan fought a brave and determined fight, but he was using twice the energy Canelo was and never looked comfortable in the ring. Running and using his superior boxing skills was the expected strategy but it was not a sustainable tactic. Ted Sares wrote an interesting article about music as an analogy to Boxing (that I haven't had time to comment on yet) When it comes to music as it applies to Mayweather, he is the penultimate rhythym fighter, if ever there was one. In contrast to Khan, who basically used a "ride or die" approach, or if you prefer, "the shark in perpetual motion" tag. However Floyd is always comfortable anywhere in the ring, whether his opponent is a swarmer and has him outweighed by 17 pounds, or is a banger, or a volume puncher who has transitioned into "Berserker" mode. Mayweather can defend himself at all positions inside the ring, he's never been broken while resting in the corner or fighting along the ropes, even while he was under the heavy assault of larger men like Oscar, Cotto, or Canelo. And that includes potent punchers like Pac and Maidana. Floyd can essentially retreat to the most dangerous part of the ring, a place where more fighters have been stopped than any other place in the ring. .... The ropes, .... And call it home. If Khan could have incorporated the simple strategy of falling inside to smother or clinch Canelo multiple times during the rounds, he would have expended much less energy and conserved enough gas to bicycle with confidence into the later rounds. Instead Khan looked like a sprinter running a 50 yard dash pace in a 400 meter race.... Doomed from the beginning as most everyone predicted. On the other hand Floyd changes the tempo and rewrites the chorus line by fighting up close intermittantly to smother his opponents offence, or he will take a few lateral steps side to side which forces his opponents to reset, which allows Floyd to unload occasionally in order to gain his opponents RESPECK. lol... Much Like a professional angler, Floyd presents opportunities for the other guy to run out the line, like a fish on the hook thrashing wildly as they flail at what appears to be a vulnerable target..... expending precious energy, so when he takes the slack out of the line their resistance is gradually depleted. Floyd almost always seduces his opponents to waste gas in the ring, (except for semi-professional hit-and-hold grapplers like Robert Guerrero) ...look at Floyd vs Del La Hoya, Cotto, or Augustus Emanual, its the same thing, he gets fighters to unload, while onlookers swear he's taking a beating, while changing the entire tune of the fight at a time when he was supposed to have had the stuffing beaten out of him. Oh what sweet music. It's not as easy as it looks or else everyone would be doing it. ...even Amir Khan. So yes my appreciation of Floyd's skills has increased after finally seeing Khan vs Canelo as well. Good post M.


-brownsugar :

I hate to bring up the elephant in the room, but The more this kid's career goes higher and higher I think the Floyd Vs Canelo fight might be Floyd's best work other than the Marquez and Corrales Fights... Say what you want about the Red Head he's given everyone problems who's stepped in the ring with him (other than Floyd) and he's building a Hall Of Fame Resume and might be like Oscar Said "The New Face of Boxing"
I didn't buy the fight SPF, but after finally watching the fight, I feel the same way.


-amayseng :

Possibly! But I doubt that 160 will rule. Team 3g has to give up the "BIG DRAMA" show and do what the diva says. Sweat down to 155lbs in 2016, or there will not be a scrap until 3g is old 3g. That is just boksing bitnezz ($ic). And those in the business know that. And that ain't changing. When in Rome, do as the Romans. Holla!
Then Canelo can give up the belt and look like a bitch, the bitch that he is..


-Radam G :

Then Canelo can give up the belt and look like a bitch, the bitch that he is..
Pugs bluff a lot. Three g will come down to at least 157lbs and scrap with Canelo in Texas at the Cowboys Palace outside of Dallas. In Texas, where the judges are banditos, they will surely robbed 3g if the scrap goes the distance. And the referee Lawence of Arabia -- I mean Lawence of Texas -- will harassed the heck out of 3g and find a reason to disqualify him if he is hurting Canelo. My friend, I always warn ev'ybodee and dey momma about the corruption that be and the "theatre of the unexpected." Holla!