QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Dec 5 2010, 02:44 AM)
Relative to what? To most 20 year old pro's? I'd say he's doing OK.
Relative to someone pulling numbers rivaling the Mexican national team in Mexico. I think that would probably make him the premier fighter in Mexico regardless of age or experience. When you hear about that you've expectations for a fighter and I'm not at all being unfair to think he could have handled Ndou better at times. You can look at fighters and make decisions on their skill level relative to the point in their career they're at from the amateurs to being a world champion, at this point in this career I think he could be better.
QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Dec 5 2010, 10:07 AM)
I agree with Ollie.
Alvarez just outboxed a seasoned professional (62 fights) who has fought at a very high level. Canelo did not look spectacular. In fact at moments he looked rather amateurish. But he dominated the fight.
He is not ready for the elite level fighters but last night was a good test for his patience, and a decent step up in competition.
I think it should have been better on his part. I gave Ndou no chance and Ndou knowss his best days are behind him so he was looking to keep the guard up and do a little to keep it entertaining, but the part of the fight that really stood out to me was how lost Alvarez was at times and his unwillingness to make adjustments. I can think of when Ndous was practically on the ropes with his guard up, Canelo was just staring at him like "what do I do?". It wasn't as bad every time but I agree that he looked amateurish at times.