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Schaefer: I'm Very Nervous About Alvarez vs Rhodes

By Robert Morales

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico fights under the Golden Boy Promotions banner. He will be making the first defense of his junior middleweight title Saturday when he takes on Ryan Rhodes of England in Mexico (on HBO). On paper, it seems Alvarez could have an easy time of it.

Rhodes, 34, is 45-4 with 31 knockouts, but he has never held a major title and he has fought exclusively in the United Kingdom against opposition unknown to anyone outside of it. But Golden Boy CEO, Richard Schaefer, said he is genuinely uneasy about this fight.

"I'm very nervous," he said. "You look at a fighter like Ryan Rhodes, he's a veteran, he has a punch, he's a skilled fighter. He has everything to gain and nothing to lose. That is what makes any fighter dangerous."

Rhodes -  a southpaw - has not lost since dropping a 12-round decision to Gary Lockett in a battle for a fringe belt in July 2006. But Rhodes' 10-0 record with eight knockouts since then includes one guy who was 16-23, another who was 4-4 and yet another with a 3-1 mark.

That said, Schaefer said some writers have told him Alvarez (36-0-1, 26 KOs) is going to lose this fight

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by rogdogx on 06-16-2011

[QUOTE=flat1985;10700065]Rhodes a bum? go watch another sport kid[/QUOTE] If your a father I would turn you to a son in the ring "kid"

Comment by rogdogx on 06-16-2011

[QUOTE=jimbo87;10700119]Canelo couldn't KO Hatton, a guy with pretty poor defence who has never fought above 147. Rhodes is an awkward southpaw and a BIG JMW who has fought at MW I'm pretty sure he'll be able to handle Canelo's power[/QUOTE]…

Comment by PUTemUP on 06-16-2011

Schafer who the he'll are trying to fool? You say you're nervous? I bet you are just like you were with Hatton. GTFOH. Spice girl fights tailor made fighters. He's no better than Jr IMO. 

Comment by Evil Abed on 06-16-2011

GoldenBoyBoxing GoldenBoyPromotions Rhodes [B]"I've won European & British titles, but Saturday night I will be a WORLD Champion. I will make a statement to the world!" [/B]

Comment by lluisone on 06-16-2011

I GOT A FEELING CANELO IS GOING TO LOSE.....YOU KNOW LETS PUT IT THIS WAY RHODES IS HUNGRY AND THIS IS HIS NATURAL WEIGHT.....UNLESSS WBC PUT SOME MONEY IN RHODES POCKETS WANECO LOSE:boxing:

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