Advertisement
Advertisement

Rhodes: Everyone in England Knows I'm Going To Win

By James Blears
 
Saul Canelo Alvarez and Ryan Rhodes looked ripped, relaxed and comfortably as they made the weight prior to their WBC Super Welterweight Championship clash on the young lion's home pride turf at the VFG Arena in Tlajomulco, Jalisco.
 
At the weigh in Hotel Riu in Guadalajara City, Canelo was 153.2 pounds, while Ryan was a whisper lighter at 152.8 pounds.

Both fighters gave each other a friendly pat on the back of the ribcage, as a mark of respect prior to the anticipated war to come.

Canelo's Manager Jose Chepo Reynoso was confident. He said: "We are totally prepared to twelve or even fifteen rounds. But by the fourth or fifth round Canelo will completely dominate. If there's a knockout, then all the better!"
 
Coming into the lion's den doesn't seemed to overly phased Ryan, who's been resting, relaxing and re-charging his batteries for the last two days. Showing his Sheffield steel he stressed: "I'm here to win. I'm not here to be just an opponent, make up the numbers or lose. Everyone in England knows I'm going to win. I'm going to be the new WBC Champion.
 
"At the weigh in, he patted me first, which is a mark of respect, so I patted him back. I respect him as a fighter and a person, but I've come over here to do a job."
 
John H. Stracey who came to Mexico City, way back in December 1975 and got up off the canvas in the first round to defeat the legendary Jose Npolis, has already sent Ryan a good luck message via Sky TV, and Ryan says this just goes to show the seeming improbable has, can and will be done.
 
Ryan also says that experience will triumph over youth. He explained: "I remember when I was 21-years-old making a lot of mistakes, and Alvarez makes a lot of mistakes. I've got the experience and maturity on my side and it's going to be a massive advantage in this fight. I'm going to do everything I can to make it as arkward and difficult night as possible for Canelo."
 
Ryan also says winning will fulfil his lifelong ambiton. He confided: "It was my childhood dream since when I started in boxing at six years old. I'm 34-year-old, so do the math and think how many dreams that is.
 
"Oscar De La Hoya is tipping Canelo to be a superstar, and at this stage of my career, I wouldn't have it any other way. Fighting a superstar in Mexico, in his home town for the WBC World title. I relish it! I've got a few tricks up my sleeve. I'm a right handed southpaw and I can knock him out with either hand."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Control- on 06-18-2011

[QUOTE=DET. IRONSIDE;10708901]Hatton, Khan and Froch? Ryan Rhodes is NOWHERE in the same league as any of these fighters and never has been in his 15 year career. The Witter that got beat off Zab was miles better than the current…

Comment by lluisone on 06-17-2011

warrr rhodes .....you can do it :boxing:

Comment by -Kev- on 06-17-2011

It's irrelevant if they're in the same league. Point is every European boxer who loses to an American or anybody, is considered a bum after that fight. They are only considered good fighters while they're up and comers fighting no…

Comment by DET. IRONSIDE on 06-17-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;10708793]It doesn't matter who Alvarez fights, any boxer from Europe will be considered a bum at the highest level of boxing. Just like Ricky Hatton was considered a bum after what Mayweather and Pacquiao did to him. The bum Carl…

Comment by -Kev- on 06-17-2011

It doesn't matter who Alvarez fights, any boxer from Europe will be considered a bum at the highest level of boxing. Just like Ricky Hatton was considered a bum after what Mayweather and Pacquiao did to him. The bum Carl…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines McJoe Arroyo-Jerwin Ancajas Heads To The Philippines on 4/16 Povetkin's Promoter: I Think We'll Reach Wilder Deal Without Bids McWilliams Arroyo Confident He Can Shock Roman Gonzalez Froch: I Think About a Comeback Every Day, But I'm Realistic Felix Verdejo Has April Fight Set For Puerto Rico Willie Monroe Return is Pushed Back After Opponent Snafu Santa Cruz vs. Martinez: Hunter, Mendez, Marrero Added Marquez: Khan Can Win, But Canelo Can KO Him at Any Time Roman Gonzalez-McWilliams Arroyo Done For Golovkin-Wade Avtandil Khurtsidze, Giovanni Lorenzo Set For Broadway Boxing Vargas Predicts He'll Make Sadam Ali Quit; 'Not On My Level' Wlodarczyk Faces Brudov on 3/4, Shumenov in Play For April Abel Sanchez Not Viewing Andre Ward's Inactivity as Advantage Quigg Motivated By Fear of Losing as Frampton Bout Nears Khan: Mayweather, Pacquiao Would Be Easier Than Canelo! Ballisai Replaces Kevin Mitchell in Tatli EBU Title Fight on 3/18 Pungluang Sor Singyu Retains WBO Belt With Technical Nod Win Mayweather Stumped on Who Would Win Fury vs. Wilder Floyd Mayweather: Timing Was Not Right For Amir Khan Bout Roy Jones Jr. and Kevin Mitchell: A Tale of Two Retirements McWilliams Arroyo Creeps In, Eyed For Roman Gonzalez Bout Marquez Says There Have Been Talks For Miguel Cotto Bout Photos: Povetkin Getting Jacked, in Beast Mode For Deontay Wilder Estrada's Promoter Questions Chocolatito's Pound For Pound Rank Luis Ortiz Content With Random Testing To Prove He's Clean Bob Arum: I Don't Ever Want To Retire! Why Would I? Robert Garcia Hopes Brother Mikey is Back in First Half of 2016 Tarver's Suspension Upheld, Fined $50K For Positive PED Test Lucas Matthysse-Pablo Cesar Cano Showdown in Talks Bob Arum Continues To Be The Master of Salesmanship Pungluang Sor Singyu Defends WBO Belt Against Pabustan Luis Ortiz Hopes Activity Level Doesn't Slow Down Anytime Soon Chavez Jr. Training Hard For Possible Jack Bout, Says Garcia Lebedev Will Go With Ramirez Unification First, Then Mandatory Mike Tyson Returns For Round 2 at The MGM Grand Antonio Orozco-Miguel Acosta Set For 3/25 at Fantasy Springs David Haye Tells Joshua Not To Risk His '0' Before They Fight McGuigan Believes Frampton vs. Quigg is a Crossover Fight Flanagan-Mathews: Zolani Tete To Face Jose Santos Gonzalez Sullivan Barrera: My Goal is To Knock Andre Ward Out!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement