Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ryan Rhodes: When I Hit Canelo, He Will Be Shocked!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

RYAN RHODES is counting on his superior experience to spring an upset against Mexican sensation Saul Alvarez on Saturday.

Undefeated Alvarez, 20, beat Manchester’s Matthew Hatton to win the WBC world light-middleweight title in March and makes his first defence against Sheffield’s former European king Rhodes in Mexico.

Rhodes, 34, turned pro when Alvarez was just four years old and won the British title aged 20 to become the youngest domestic champion since the War. Rhodes admits he was too inexperienced when he first fought and lost a world title fight against Otis Grant in 1997 – but says Alvarez is now the one out of his depth.

He said: “He has been doing great for his age. I won the British title at his age so I appreciate what he has done.

“But I think there are some flaws in his technique and he tries to take you out with every shot.

“I think my experience will count and he has never fought someone as strong as me before. He is used to fighting smaller men.

“When I hit him it’s going to be a big shock to him. I know he gets frustrated really easily because I saw him do it with Matthew Hatton.

“I know he loses his cool, but he’s a young kid. I remember when I was 20 I was like that. It takes me back to when I boxed Otis Grant, but this time I’m the old, wise fox and he’s me when I was 20 years old.”

Ryan Rhodes uses Lonsdale boxing apparel & equipment: www.lonsdale.com

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 06-13-2011

Rhodes is coming to knock him out, war Rhodes! :boxing:

Comment by Control- on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Sparked_1985;10686549]This going to be FOTY, I reckon.[/QUOTE] It'll be entertaining, but usually a fight needs to be competitive to be FOTY.

Comment by Sparked_1985 on 06-13-2011

This going to be FOTY, I reckon.

Comment by bboy80 on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=pelonxsoldier28;10682842]Ryan who?????[/QUOTE] Haha just what Taylor said and look what Froch did to him :boxing:

Comment by Control- on 06-13-2011

[QUOTE=Illdil;10682159]Whatever Ryan u better not b shocked when Canelo hits your ass......[/QUOTE] Hits his ass? Well, that would count as a low-blow so... I get what you mean though; Canelo's only hope is to fight dirty, and even then he'll…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Sanchez: Golovkin Will Wear Canelo Down By Eight or Ninth Michael Conlan: I Want a Better Opponent Next, A Real Threat Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence? Joshua Could Lose IBF Belt Prior To Klitschko II, Pulev Stands Firm Omar Narvaez vs. Nikolay Potapov For WBO Interim-Title Diego Chaves Lands Grudge Match, Fabian Maidana on Undercard Golden Boy Prez on Working With Cotto Again, Canelo Rematch Povetkin vs. Rudenko Will Require Doping Tests, Says Manager Lipinets' Manager: Indongo Will Face Crawford, Belt Will Be Vacant Roach Relieved, Says Pacquiao Finally Getting Back into Form Miguel Cotto Will Resume Training at Wild Card on July 3 Bellew: Brook Had The Fight Beaten Out of Him By Errol Spence Porter: Spence Sent Message To Entire Welterweight Division Khan Wants to Fight Brook at Bramall Lane Next Summer Spence Broke Brook's Left Orbital Bone, Surgery a Possibility Spence: Brook Had To Quit - Or Eye May Get Permanent Damage Alexander vs. Collazo in Play For Potential Garcia-Broner Card Spence: I Proved Myself; Now It's Time for Thurman to Fight Me! Photos: Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook - MONSTER Gallery Photos: Groves Finally Does It, Stops Chudinov To Become Champ Callum Smith Pumped, Feels 100% Ready For Anthony Dirrell Groves: Who Wants To Fight Me? I'm Tired of Chasing People Papazov Edges Chaniev, Chebotarev Gets Another Kayo Win Arum: If McGregor Can't Get Mayweather, Then Pacquiao is There! Marquez Fires Back at Miguel Cotto: Take Care of Kamegai First! WBC Asian Boxing Council: Titov and Kurbanov Are Honoured Julio Ceja Drops, Stops Anselmo Moreno in Three Rounds Orlando Salido Gets Off The Floor To Stop Perez in Eight Spence: I Was Sluggish, Wasn't Sharp; Give Myself a B-Minus Video: Errol Spence Gives His Take on Kell Brook Taking a Knee Video: Eddie Hearn on Brook's Future, Groves Winning Belt, More Kell Brook: I Just Couldn't See, I Had To Take a Knee Spence: I Knew Kell Brook Would Break Down If I Pressed Him Video: Errol Spence Discusses KO Title Win at Post Fight Presser Video: Eddie Hearn Discusses Kell Brook's Eye Injury, The Future Amir Khan on Kell Brook: The Golovkin Demons Have Come Back! Samedov, Baysangurov, Sharipova Get Wins in Moscow Video: Errol Spence Breaks Down KO Title Win, Talks Future Errol Spence Drops, Stops Kell Brook in Eleven To Win IBF Belt Kell Brook vs. Errol Spence - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement