- Jun 7, 2013
I just saw an article saying he's fighting Smith instead
We’ve seen that scene before already with Canelo against the Cottos.I actually think it's not to bad.
Got the revenge angle to play for Callum after Canelo beat up and stopped his older/littler brother Liam.
Gonna be interesting how Canelo can adapt to a big strong SMW
Aye crazy how Miguel’s smaller, pudgy, older brother was able to do something not even the likes of Kirkland, Angulo, Jacobs, motherfuckin’ Golovkin AND KOVALEV couldn’t do.Ahhh yeh I forgot he fought Miguel and Jose Cotto.
Jose had him hurt at one point as well.
I'd take that bet if I could, I have to strongly disagree with those observations, this guy has seen off GGG, Jacobs, Lara and is coming off a KO victory up at 175, his opponent on the other hand hasn't beat or even fought anyone useful except a compromised George Groves and is coming off a disputed decision win against someone Canelo would have smashed inside 5 rounds.Canelo continues to improve, fight after fight. He's even learned, to some extent, how to be a "come forward" aggressive fighter.
And of course he has balls of steel.
But IMO, Smith is too much for him. Some say, "look at how Canelo handled Kovalev" but IMO that doesn't hold up at all. First, Kovalev IMO was winning that fight easily, Canelo hit mostly air and gloves all night. And he only got the KO by illegally blocking with his left, then throwing several rabbit punches. (This is absolutely the case.)
Also, Kovaleve was way past his prime and on the slide, yet STILL managed to mostly keep Canelo on the outside all night.
Well, Smith is still fairly young and hungry, and he has something like an 8" reach advantage. Plus he hits about as hard as Kovalev, and has much faster hands than Kovalev.
Sure, Canelo has a much better resume, but IMO he's bit off way more than he can chew with this fight.
Most probable outcome: Canelo gets the snot beat out of him for 12 rounds, then wins a wide UD.
Same as it ever was.
I assume you're talking officially. If not, how did you score his controversial fights?
Horn beat Pacman fair and square. I won't be debating it eitherYes, talking officially since that is all that matters in the long run. Look, just about every fighter out there gets a gift------whether an undeserved win or draw.
The guy who beat out Roy Jones in the Olympics, Jeff Horn over Manny Pacquaio, Sugar Ray Leonard over Marvin Hagler, Wilder in a draw against Fury in their first fight, Floyd Mayweather against a couple opponents that slip my mind right now------hell, the list is virtually endless with bad decisions over the years.