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  • Thuglife Nelo
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    Originally posted by batista84 View Post
    If I were Reynoso the path would be

    Finish business at 168
    May 2022 - Charlo
    Sep 2022 - Benavidez
    I didn't realize that it was Canelo's uppercut that really fooked up Plant, not so much the initial left hook. Plant's neck was wrecked rattled from that uppercut.

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  • M111
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    Agree. When Roy beat Ruiz everyone expected him to drop back down at the time. Ruiz was recognised as low hanging fruit just as Canelo’s potential fight at cruiser will be. I think the point many people are making is that in terms of his legacy in the context of the current mess that are the alphabet belts it’s less meaningful to do another title grab at cruiser than it would say to jump to 175 and repeat undisputed thing. Similarly when he beat Kovalev most people saw it for what it was, a title grab from low hanging fruit. Kovalev was known to have booze issues at the time, had almost been stopped by Yarde and Canelo forced him into a short training camp. That all makes it less impressive than it could have been. Don’t get me wrong, I agree that Canelo is one of not the very best at the moment and the manner in which he’s smashed his way through 168 has been impressive, but I’d like to see him continue impressing and a title grab against a paper champion at cruiser isn’t going to do that for me.

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  • bullydean
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    I think the haters are missing the point. Yeah RJJ didn't fight the best HW and Canelo probably won't fight the best CW but Roy and Canelo shouldn't be there in the first place. Being able to go up in weight and beat a champ or even a top 5 boxer in a division your body wasn't built for shows how great you are.

    So it doesn't really matter that Roy didn't fight Lewis because he shouldn't have gone up in the first place and neither should Canelo but he can because he has the skill.

    One of my favorite articles about a Canelo hater was from Teddy Atlas. It was after he beat Plant and Teddy was crying saying that Canelo needs to fight Charlo. Teddy even admitted that Charlo wasn't on Canelo's level but he had "power and talent" so he has a chance of beating Canelo. Teddy cares more about Canelo losing than giving him props for what he accomplished. There's no reason for hate.

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  • M111
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    Let’s not forget that Roy got busted for steroids shortly after the Ruiz fight. His weight gain was artificial which is why it ruined him when he lost it. If Canelo does go to 175 instead he won’t avoid the younger bigger Benavidez in the long run anyway he’ll just fight him later when he’s reaching the tail end of his career and Benavidez is entering his prime. Stupid decision if you ask me, he’s better off fighting him now before he gains top level experience. Same with Morrell who I also believe will provide a bigger threat to him than anyone in the years to come. You’d think he’d learnt this lesson from his Mayweather loss - fight them whilst they’re green and you can dictate all the terms.

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  • archiemoore1
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    Tarver's straight left landed so hard, I thought for sure dirty work was afoot. I thought he must have had a horseshoe in his gloves. As soon as he clipped Roy, I screamed, "Magic Man is going to to jail!, check his gloves". I didn't believe there was no way in hell he could knock Roy into a perma-dream like that. After that, I was so shocked that I was silent for the whole night. I wouldn't even speak when spoken to. I wasn't trying to rude, I just physically couldn't talk. My mouth wouldn't open. I rewinded it about 150 times, and went to bed stressed tf out
    Last edited by archiemoore1; 01-14-2022, 06:08 PM.

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  • The Old LefHook
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    Ducker Jones has some advice for you.

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  • Tankdestroyer
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    Wow, surprising Canelo getting some love from a brotha!

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  • Jab jab boom
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    Canelo fans are so simple and desperate for some sort of vindication. “ Ohhh Roy Jones called him special, take that!” I don’t think anyone who’s a fan of boxing would deny that Canelo is talented and has accomplished a lot. But does that mean that he didn’t get caught cheating? Does that mean he didn’t get some favorable scoring from judges? Does that mean that he hasn’t clearly steered away from certain fighters and taken less risky ones? Of course not. These sentive canelo fans think he’s above criticism and because he’s talented, all of the other nonsense should be ignored. Bozos.

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  • whollisboxing
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    Originally posted by BigDramaShow! View Post
    Let’s face it. Roy Jones only moved to HW because John Ruiz is there to be cherrypicked. He ducked Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson like the plague.

    If Bermaine “Deontay Wilder’s best win in his resume” Stiverne or Charles “The God” Martin were still heavyweight champs, I guarantee you Canelo would have already moved up to HW to snag a title.
    Most experts at the time agreed that Lennox Lewis was simply too big for Roy Jones. And if Canelo ever fought at heavyweight, it’s wouldn’t be against Tyson Fury.

    And everyone besides the biggest haters and critics would be ok with that.

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  • Whup da Bully
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    After USYK KO’s AJ and fights FURY Canelo can move to 200 and fight USYK and get destroyed

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