Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (23)
Top Headlines Javier Fortuna Crushes Mario Beltre in Two Rounds Carlos Diaz Stays on Track, Decisions Sergio Puente Over Ten BJ Flores Dominates Nick Guivas, Wants Bigger Fight Golovkin: Everyone Knows Saunders is Not Serious, He's a Clown Tyrone Brunson Gets Off The Mat To Blast Out Kermit Cintron Santa Cruz's Father Wants Interim-Bout Before Mares Rematch Heather Hardy Wins MMA Debut With TKO on Bellator Card Photos: Manny Pacquiao Hits Brisbane For Jeff Horn Showdown Mayweather Trainer: McGregor-Van Heerden Sparring Could Be Staged Tomasz Adamek, Glowacki, Masternak Pick Up Wins in Poland Pacquiao: I Expect Horn To Go Toe To Toe, It's Going To Be a War Deontay Wilder Ready To Travel For The Right Deal, Says DiBella British Squad Claims Record Eight Medals in Euro Championships Bradley Saunders Puts Injury Nightmare To Bed Vasyl Lomachenko To Fight in August, But Against Whom? Nam-Joon Lee Decisions Gomera, Captures WBA Asia Title Javier Fortuna Stays Busy With Santo Domingo Return Josh Kelly Watched Some Roy Jones Before 79-Second Win Dana White: We'll Learn From Mayweather-Pacquiao Mistakes Juan Manuel Marquez Return Now in Play For August 19 Horn Smiles: I'll Be Looking To Land Marquez Shot on Pacquiao! Diego Chaves: I Want Brandon Rios Again, I Deserve a Rematch SHO's Espinoza: Broner-Garcia is Biggest Non-PPV Fight of Summer Hopkins: Canelo Will Beat Golovkin EASIER Than Most Think! Frank Warren: Ward-Kovalev Ending Unsatisfactory, Trilogy Needed Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo Has To Knock Golovkin Out! Photo: Kermit Cintron, Tyrone Brunson Ready For Battle De La Hoya: Golovkin Will Enter Ring First - NOT Canelo Mayweather Trainer Concerned: McGregor Has Crazy, Weird Power Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in Nine To Retain IBF Youth Belt Jonas, Saunders, Hall, Kelly, Fowler Win Bouts in Newcastle Canelo: Mayweather's Style Doesn't Make For Attractive Fights
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement