QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ Jan 15 2012, 02:05 PM)
As far as Canelo is concerned career wise this would be a crossroad fight. He wins he takes it all.. he losses, well, he losses EVERYTHING.... including the general publics attention.. imo.. he needs a couple more seasoned names before he gets someone like Cotto... not in the sense of him being able to beat him, but is this really good for building him as a star?...
Though I didn't quote your whole post...good shit Box! I swore I was reading a piece from one of your articles. Oops...did I just speak that into existence??? Yep!
As far as the quoted portion...Canelo is already at a crossroads in his career...every one of his fights is a crossroads fight, believe it or not. Imagine if he would've lost to Cintron or Ryan Rhodes. Seriously, this guy a nearly a huge draw, he has legit title, and that all spells, money At this point of his career, he can only fight so many more corpses.
He does need seasoned fighters on his resume, and thats something that these new fighters lack. At this point, he can take on Mosley or Cotto. He would probably have it easier with Cotto, being the fact that Cotto isn't the bull that he used to be, and he's more concerned about his health in regards to life after the ring. Mosley on the other hand, has nothing to lose at this point of his career. He's fought 1A and 1B in regards to today's top fighters, so he's going for the kill, regardless.
He's never been knocked out in a fight, and his ducks are still in a row (if we are talking about all of his faculties). So yes, Mosley may want this fight more than Cotto, so Canelo may want choose wisely. Imagine if Canelo loses to Kirkland at this stage of his career...can you say, over. He's supposed
to get past all of these guys and sell major PPVs in the future, but it appears that his credentials are rushing things.
QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Jan 15 2012, 02:09 PM)
I for one, favor Canelo over Cotto. Cotto's probably the better boxer, but has a shitload of miles on him. Now, couple that w/ the fact, slow ass Margarito was still able to bruise the fuck outta his face, makes me believe, he can no longer slip many (read: ANY) punches. Canelo is a strong dude and I think he may have some success.
Point is, if Cotto doesn't have an astronaut helmet on during a fight, then he will always get bruised up or cut up...it never fails. I dont remember too many Cotto fights where he came out with the same face that he came into the fight with. And yes, Canelo could very well take this fight.