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Rhodes: I Underestimated His Power, Body Shots Got Me

By Miguel Rivera

Arena VFG, Jalisco, Mexico - Junior middleweight contender Ryan Rhodes (45-5, 31KOs) was very gracious in defeat. He was stopped in the twelfth round by WBC champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (37-0, 27KOs) and made no excuses when interviewed at ringside. Rhodes told reporters that he underestimated the power of Alvarez and he was badly hurt by the Mexican champion's body shots.

"I think I probably underestimated his power. He's a young, strong kid. He caught me with those body shots in every round and they took a toll on me. I think his body shots were fantastic all the way through the fight. He caught me with some head shots but it was the body shots, good body shots. To be fair, I think he rested in the eleventh round and put everything in that final round. I knew I was way, way behind, so I wanted to come out in that twelfth round and do the best I could, but again he caught me with those body shots. They just really took a toll on me and in the twelfth round he really caught me with those body shots. I just couldn't get out of the way of those body shots. He's 20-years-old and a superstar and he's going places," Rhodes said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 06-19-2011

[QUOTE=andyp513;10715042]4th? Need I go on? WBC?.....im not knocking off this win.canelos frame is a growns man but in a pool of so many talents like vanes,cintron,paul williams,angulo,cotto i just don't see canelo taking any of these fights.he no longer needs…

Comment by mushahadeen on 06-19-2011

that's lame.

Comment by northernmonkey on 06-19-2011

No Ryan your just a ****ing bum!

Comment by Lac'em up on 06-19-2011

Canelo is a wanna b champion. He didnt even look good against a "c" class fighter. It makes me sick to see how sullaiman is babying this kid. He's a so called champ now so its time to step up…

Comment by SCtrojansbaby on 06-19-2011

[QUOTE=andyp513;10715042]4th? Need I go on? WBC?.....im not knocking off this win.canelos frame is a growns man but in a pool of so many talents like vanes,cintron,paul williams,angulo,cotto i just don't see canelo taking any of these fights.he no longer needs…

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