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Just watched Canelo - Lopez

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Full fight is on YouTube (albeit a bit jumpy)

It was hard to gauge just how good Alvarez was, when we consider it was a Light middleweight up against a Light Welterweight. He worked the left to the body well, and the jab has improved. The right over the top, and hia combination punching was also pretty good. But his defence still looks leaky (could you get more Mexican if you tried). But of course that could be because he had zero respect for lopez's power.

In the end, the lighter man was overwhelmed and bashed up, just like everyone thought.

Where do both go from here?

Lopez obviously drops back down to at least Welter, but does Canelo get his shot at money may? Cotto - Trout winner down the line?
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Apparently Canelo got the bonus last night for best ko, which is utter bullshit, he was fighting a tubby 140lber, that money should have been Maidanas!

I've only really half seen this fight as it happened (had two screens with Martinez on the other) but it looked like we all predicted where Lopez would just get smashed because he's too small. I do rate Alvarez really highly but it's getting annoying how he's still not fought anyone decent at light middle. I think he could beat Cotto so hope that gets made next (even though I'd love Miguel to thump him).

And although it's hard to criticise him, I think Lopez fought the wrong fight as well. He seemed to be too willing to trade with Canelo. His tactic should've been to constantly backpeddle and only throw one or two shots at a time. Of course easier said than done, but a light welterweight going to war with a big light middleweight isn't a good idea.
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