QUOTE (BoxingStill#1 @ May 15 2012, 08:09 PM)
Awww shux Cahel..give the poor kid a break..(just dont letem apologize) bahahaha
Na but seriously,.. IF he gets past a hungry Berto,...Perfect PPV... both fighters marketable..I see good scrap potential....
Winner gets Cotto in Dec,.... should he get past him,.. the Money shot..
What say u?
Im quite sure he'll get past Berto again, especially since he's fought a faster Mayweather since then and Berto will more than likely prove to us that his defense is nothing to brag about. Im not sure how Victor fairs at 154...possibly good against Cotto, but a Canelo fight may hurt him because he isn't a natural 154 lber. I see him coming into the fight a bit flabby.
QUOTE (bnoles4life @ May 15 2012, 09:13 PM)
So....no one else finds it a bit ironic that Victor Ortiz, who was once TR/GBP's "up and coming" fighter, who was "set up perfectly", is questioning what will Canelo do once he meets a REAL fighter? I mean, Canelo can't do any worse than call it quits mid-fight, right?
Not ironic at all...his ass is probably hurting a bit because he cant ever seem to follow though with the assignments in front of him. He nearly lost the Berto fight in the 6th, though he finished the fight strong, NOBODY has forgot about the Maidana fight, and he completely blew the Mayweather fight.
QUOTE (checkleft @ May 15 2012, 09:58 PM)
A bit better competition? Cmon chels. Waaaaaay better competition
The outcome of the fight idk, but I do think victor hurts him and hurts him bad. The outcome will be on whether Canelo folds or digs deep.
But I would definitely watch this fight, unless one of them gets shell shocked it will be a war.
Yeah you may be right, now that I think about it. Victor's 3 biggest fights are Maidana, Berto, and Mayweather. Let's not forget that he fought some old guys who were on their way out of the sport too, but Canelo has had by far the worst selection. His biggest fight to date would HAVE to be the Mosley fight, difference is, he hasn't blown it yet. Ortiz got the same treatment as Canelo (being labeled the next Oscar, getting fights on PPV undercards, getting HBO dates, etc).
QUOTE (Kratza @ May 16 2012, 02:04 AM)
To me it seems people are forgetting Canelo is only 21, and hes already a great fighter, he would destroy Ortiz easy, Ortiz is all talk and Canelo is alot better than Maidana
Yeah he's 21 and people are using that as an excuse to keep his competition light, while GBP makes money off of him. Good idea, I must admit....smart business move. He's undefeated, he's a big draw, he's the champ at 154, there's money attached to his name...perfect recipe for people to rush him into these big fights.
At some point, he'll HAVE to get in there with somebody tough. I dont knock their business strategy, but I would like for Golden Boy to stop trying to shove him down our throats in the meantime.