Originally Posted by RFX45
Well to be fair Canelo is fighting much smaller guys than him, he fights at 154/155 for the 160 belt and rehydrates to around 170-175 on fight night. He's mostly fought smaller guys, hell Khan is a 147 fight that he made go up and Cotto was a much smaller fighter too and can;t even KO him. Plus he was gifted some of his wins, Trout fight was much closer and many argue Lara won against him.
While GGG is cleaning up his division and has fought either his mandatory or top 10 ranked p4p in his division, Lemiuex, Murray and Geale were all within top 10 when he fought them. Some of the others are probably ranked up there too til he knocked them out of the ranking. And Saundes, one of the top ranked p4p in the division is asking for too much and using that as an excuse to fight but I get it, to most it's a high risk low reward to fight GGG.
In the meantime Canelo decides he wants to keep fighting in his made up weight class and still keep the title. I mean Canelo would be heavier than GGG on fight night for sure.
I don't know how you can knock a guy who actually is fighting in his weight class (no catch weights), cleaning it up and challenging for the belt while the champ is out there beating people much, much smaller than him. I mean dudes been fighting overweight welterweights for the middleweight belt.
Plus that Ward fight was not as simple as just going up in weight, first GGG was the champ so Ward should have come down (I believe he was suppose to fight at 168 on his comeback but could make it below 170 due to the layoff). Second, after his long layoff, GGG was clearly the A-side but Ward wanted it to be him. Ward is partly to blame for fighting in the court instead of the ring and lost his p4p ranking in the process.
If Canelo doesn't want to fight GGG then he should just drop the title (which he will likely do instead of fighting) and then GGG could face Jacobs for it.
By the way, did you see the fight? I had Khan wining the first 3 rounds and Canelo go it back in 4 and 5 before the KO but supposedly the judges had Canelo winning which was absurd to me. It';s gon' be difficult to beat him on the judges card no matter who he fights.
Had it 3-2 for Alvarez prior to him laying Amir's azz out. Thought the rounds Amir won were highly competitive.
Amir throws fast flurries that give the impression of landing. In truth he sloppy and missed many punches. Alvarez was already countering him in round 1.
Alvarez has fought guys his size such as Trout and Lara.
Even though he's much bigger than Floyd fighting him took more balls to take than anything gennady has done.
Boxing is simple. Throughout history a good number of fighters went into a higher weight classes to seek greatness. gennady's hasn't even faced a good fighter.
Despite picking on small guys at times Saul's list of opponents shits all over gennady's.
At 25 years old Saul has already faced a legendary figure (Floyd), a future hall of famer (Cotto), and some good fighters like Lara. gennady is 34 but has yet to fight a truly good fighter.
I can live with the occasional cherrypick from Alvarez like last night's fight because he still ends up fighting good opponents. gennady on the other hand has only fought okay fighters