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Erik Morales is Not Too Impressed With Saul Alvarez

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former three division champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales is not too impressed with 20-year-old undefeated Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the junior middleweight champion of the World Boxing Council [WBC]. During a recent roundtable discussion with Sal Rodriguez, Morales gave his thoughts on Alvarez's worth as a fighter. While Morales was quite critical, he said Alvarez, because of his young age, has the potential to improve with time.

"He looks well-grounded. He makes mistakes while moving and there are flaws in his defense. His power is not consistent with his division and it won't hold with better opponents. The combination punching is still poor, but he's a work in progress. That's what I see. He does have ability. Because of his age, we have to give him the benefit of the doubt. To be honest, his opponents have been a tad below [standard], but let's give him a chance," Morales said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 07-12-2011

all you need to do /canelo is give him a few dvd's of when Duran was a lightwt and his trainers can make adjstmnts...

Comment by chiguy91 on 07-12-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10826998]Not suprised,Erik thinks hes higher then every mexican fighter.But just another list of name of mexican fighters who seem to be jealous of canelos drawing power.[/QUOTE] i do agree with this. i don't recall really hearing morales ever praise anyone,…

Comment by Hiei on 07-12-2011

[QUOTE=onechance87;10826998]Not suprised,Erik thinks hes higher then every mexican fighter.But just another list of name of mexican fighters who seem to be jealous of canelos drawing power.[/QUOTE] I think that's true i think him and JMM are growing jealous of canelo's…

Comment by onechance87 on 07-12-2011

Not suprised,Erik thinks hes higher then every mexican fighter.But just another list of name of mexican fighters who seem to be jealous of canelos drawing power.

Comment by Carlos Alberto on 07-12-2011

[QUOTE=Bets;10825734]constructive criticism never hurt any one[/QUOTE] That's true. But I don't think it was constructive at all. I don't know, I wasn't there for the interview.

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