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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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Canelo hasn't had the development needed to really be looking at Cotto, never mind Floyd. The Williams fight would have been a good test, but we just haven't seen the ginger against anyone who's actually that dangerous.
Canelo is bad for boxing, he has not face one top 154lb fighter and last night fought a super lightweight, yet holds a belt. All the talk of Chavez being spoon-fed but Canelo gets it even easier.
I think that's a little unfair. Sergio was Chavez's first legitimate championship fight, so it's not like there's a massive gap between the two. Alvarez was looking for a better fighter to tackle, Paul Williams, and lost out on that fight for obvious reasons. Then he went for Kirkland, who negotiated himself out of the fight. Then he wanted Ortiz, who got his faced smashed in. He, and GBP, obviously want bigger fights.

Alvarez's recent foes aren't dissimilar to Chavez's. Gomez, Cintron and Mosley are all faded contenders and, in Gomez's case, undersized. Chavez's include Lee, Rubio, Manfredo and Zbik. Neither have set it alight recently.

I'll wait till we see who Saul fights next before criticising. And, in fairness, Junior spent 11 rounds getting battered against his first world-class opponent.
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I agree they have both had it easy but I'm saying, Canelo seems to be the guy with all the respect yet in my eyes he is fighting weaker contenders than Chavez has been.
Probably because Alvarez has generally looked more impressive consistently. Junior barely scraped by against Matt Vanda and bored the whole of the MGM Grand to death on the Pac-Cotto undercard against Troy Rowland.

There's not much between them, but simply looking at their respective performances I think Alvarez looks the classier operator.
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