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Rhodes: This is Not The End, He Was Just Too Strong

By Edward Chaykovsky

Junior middleweight Ryan Rhodes, suffering the third knockout loss of his career on Saturday night in Guadalajara, has no intention of packing up his bags to retire from boxing. In an earlier BoxingScene story, Rhodes admitted that WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was too strong and his bodyshots were too damaging. The end came in the twelfth round when the referee finally saved Rhodes from further punishment.

"I watched his last fight and saw flaws but he was bigger, stronger and faster than I expected. I found out that he had to lose 25 pounds to make the weight for his last fight; this time his people had him in camp at altitude for six weeks. I don't feel old and I don't feel like I've reached the end. Before this fight I had not lost in five years and I can still compete at an elite level – Alvarez is a very good fighter. It's that simple, no excuses," Rhodes told reporter Steve Bunce of The Mirror.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CymruAmByth on 06-20-2011

[QUOTE=chris30;10720235]Exactly! What use would boxing be if we didn't have fighters who were willing to lose, then fight on. It would be like the premier league with only 4 teams. Why the hell should Rhodes retire just because he got…

Comment by chris30 on 06-20-2011

[QUOTE=CymruAmByth;10720128]People seem to forget that for alot of fighters boxing is their job. Just because they can't compete at the top level doesn't mean they should retire. He can still make some good money at European level so why not…

Comment by PRINCE O' PROSE on 06-20-2011

Rhodes murking Hatton would be nice.

Comment by D-MiZe on 06-20-2011

Rhodes should fight Matt Hatton, but will that happen because of Ricky?

Comment by PRINCE O' PROSE on 06-20-2011

Rhodes fought Alvarez a little like McCloskey fought Khan, except the guy he was walking up on doesn't have Khan-like in and out movement and footspeed, so there was less reason to be throwing so little. Alvarez [I]does[/I] have some…

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