If Canelo deservedly wins a close decision.....what is the reaction?

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JeffJoiner

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The prevailing thought heading in to Saturday is that GGG was robbed in the first fight and this fight is to set the record straight. Add in some doping allegations and trash talk and you have a noteworthy PPV event.

But the events from 12 months ago should have zero impact on the judges of this one. If anything carries over it will be the adjustments Canelo made in the last 4 rounds or so; adjustments GGG will need to handle or else he'll legitimately lose this one.

So, if Canelo times GGG repeatedly, the fight is more of a chess match than the brawl casuals are hoping for and Canelo legitimately wins a 116-112 decision despite boxing off the back foot.

Do casuals go ape shit? Does ESPN and the like give the fight a fair assesment? Or does GGG need to win any decision at all to make people feel redeemed for last year?
 

DB Cooper

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Just hope there aren't needle marks all over Canelo's body like last time.
 
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I've already accepted that as a very real possibility. Golovkin needs to improve on the performance he showed last time. He needs to keep a cool head, if Sanchez and Golovkin have set up to try and knock Canelo's head off and take the fight out of the judges hands I think he gets outboxed. Canelo proved in the first fight that he's far too smart to be lulled into a brawl or situations that he becomes vulnerable to being stopped. I'm looking forward to this fight but think Canelo has a very real chance of coming out rightfully victorious.
 
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I didn't get too upset last time.
I had GGG winning by about 3. I could just about understand the case for a draw, so the end result wasn't madness

But that one card would ordinarily point to gross incompetence. In a fight of that magnitude...it points to total corruption
 
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Other than possibly not having the right vitamins he had the last time, he has most of the advantages going for him this time around and that he lost fair and square when they fought the first time minus those advantages plus the "vitamins", that'll be my reaction anyway.
 
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This fight will not be close! Canelo has lost too much size, he either boxes and moves and lights GGG up with combos or he gets beatdown by GGG, Canelo was huge in there so he took the punches well but now hes ripped, this fight will not be close
 
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Yeah, Canelo was massive in the first fight. I heard on ESPN that Canelo lost weight to move more--more like he's probably cutting back on the growth :lol:.
 

JeffJoiner

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I didn't get too upset last time.
I had GGG winning by about 3. I could just about understand the case for a draw, so the end result wasn't madness

But that one card would ordinarily point to gross incompetence. In a fight of that magnitude...it points to total corruption
It is really that one card that created this rematch. I had GGG up 7-5 with a couple of razor thin, could've gone either way rounds that I split between the two. If I squinted and gave them both to Canelo, I could see a draw as a possibility, although if I give them to GGG is is 8-4.

I couldn't see Canelo winning, though, and the 118-110 card was abysmal.
 
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It is really that one card that created this rematch. I had GGG up 7-5 with a couple of razor thin, could've gone either way rounds that I split between the two. If I squinted and gave them both to Canelo, I could see a draw as a possibility, although if I give them to GGG is is 8-4.

I couldn't see Canelo winning, though, and the 118-110 card was abysmal.
Byrd's 118-110 card is already part of boxing folklore. Someone should have presented her with a dark glasses and a cane.
 
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Slick Ric

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Same thing that happened last time: Bumlovkin and his pedofile looking trainer will claim that Canelo ran away the entire 12 rounds
 
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"Looks smaller" but weighs 160 at weigh-in?

I saw some shitty photos and needless to say I'm unimpressed with the theory. Hope it's a good fight though.
 
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Byrd's 118-110 card is already part of boxing folklore. Someone should have presented her with a dark glasses and a cane.
That in many ways took the heat off the other contentious card for the fight, think the other judge had scored round 7 to Canelo having spent the round being punched around by Golovkin?? Something was definitely going on in that fight. Canelo is almost impossible to beat on the cards.
 
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