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Eugthehuge

Canelo has very little to win and everything to lose on this fight. People should stop acting as if canelo had been avoiding big names. Remeber he was supposed to fight Williams, then Kirkland, then Ortiz last year, and all fights fell through for different reasons. He wants Mayweather, so he is not scared about fighting top notch guys at his division. Trout is a nobody with no fanbase and a questionable record, whose only notorious win is against a faded Cotto. He is slick and fast, and sure as hell will give anyone at or around the MW division a lot of trouble. If Canelo wins, he will win against an unproven, featherfisted nobody, but at the same time no big name out there will want to challenge him. If he loses, this will be seen as evidence of him being nothing but a hype job. This is a lose/lose deal for Canelo.

Posted March 22, 2013 1:27 pm 


moe

Happyboy. ok sure we all now how bob works, but they were both fighting for Bob Arum back then and i remember an interview where Mayweather dismissed fighting Cotto. I never said Cotto would have won if they fought back then but it was MM choice not to. Cotto did not leave Arum to specifically fight MM, he lost respect for Arum for sticking up for Margarito.

Posted March 6, 2013 5:29 pm 


Rev.Rhyme

HAPPY BOY you are correct in your assessment that Canelo should’ve been more appreciative of having the opportunity to be showcased to millions on a mayweather undercard and he’s constantly fighting undersized guys that cannot handle his his aggressiveness but I’m glad to see him taking on Austin Trout who I believe is a very underrated world class fighter who can give Canelo a problem being a good technician and is confident plus a true jr middleweight.

Posted March 5, 2013 11:07 pm 


moe

@happyboy, tell me how i showed hatred towards Mayweather, i just picked him to win all three fights regardless. Cotto and Mayweather both foght for Bob back then so dont go there with that, Mayweather definetly picks who he fights and when he fights them.

Posted March 3, 2013 12:00 pm 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, it’s NOT worth discussing with you Shane Mosley was a SHOT fighter who displayed NONE of his legendary tenacity win or lose after Floyd dusted him and he ran from Pacquiao he admitted he did not want to risk getting stopped.. There is no comparing Mosley at 39 or Shane at the same age who fought like a coward against Manny… Why do you think Alvarez does not get much cred for beating that version of Shane?? Because people had seen him unable to get a win 3 fights in A ROW!! If you cant get a W against MORA how are you gonna beat Alvarez?! The PED angle is just an effort to detract and if Shane used other than Floyd why no better performances against Mora, Pacquaio or Alvarez who had standard testing?? BAM again you’re dead!! :)

Posted March 2, 2013 11:43 am 


Hidalgo

“see how your paucity of boxing knowledge and insight has left you nude and in the freezing cold while I am wearing an overcoat made of the strongest raw materials know to modern man FACTS” Calm down SRedmond. You’re not the first guy to have delusions of grandeur while masturbating. I do appreciate your command of the English language, however, but your knowledge of boxing is on the weak side. Shane Mosley has only fought 6 times since 2007 losing all but two of those fights. He KOd Mayorga and TKOd Margarito, most likely with the help of steroids, but when he fought Floyd he had to submit to random testing–without the steroids he was exposed for the already declining fighter that he was. All Mayweather did was prove that Shane wasn’t all that without steroids–even though for a moment Shane nearly proved otherwise–and all Floyd could pull out against “old” Shane Mosley (see, I’m using your Bernard Hopkins reasoning) was a UD win. Then, Shane pretty much ran from Pacquiao all night. Mosley tried to stand his ground with Alvarez however and promptly got his butt kicked. But you delude yourself if you think a decision win by Mayweather over a roid-less Shane Mosley initiated some kind of immediate decline in Shane Mosley. Try to remember (again, I’m going to use your obtuse reasoning here) that Mosley TKO’d Antonio Margarito had just come of a TKO loss to Cotto and before that a severe beating by Manny Pacquiao–Margarito was coming off TWO losses when he met up with Mosley. So please, come back down to earth. Then, try to learn more about boxing.

Posted March 1, 2013 6:18 pm 


moe

id say Mayweather was by no means smaller than Cotto as a matter of fact he was stronger. Would Cotto have beaten him at 140, i doubt it but no one will ever know but fact is Mayweather avoided him. I think if Canelo and Mayweather fought today MM would or should be favored to win, but it would be a fun fight to watch because Canelo is strong, mm skill will beat him. Trout is nice and would give MM trouble. I still prefer to see Canelo VS Trout. much love to Guerrero but he doesnt stand a chance, he wont be able to smother and rough house MM the way he did Berto, besides Berto was confused on how or what style to fight in, Guerrero will lose bad to Mayweather in this mismatch.

Posted March 1, 2013 6:00 pm 


Edgar Guevara

boxing is business, but you have to have real skills. Believe me, because otherwise you are not getting the top dollars and charisma like a mother.

Posted March 1, 2013 4:09 pm 


SREDMOND

Sriminimo, basically you want seem to adhere to this PERFECT scenario situation for Floyds opponents but NOT for Floyd? Its easy to say he should have faced this dude or that one when they were undefeated like Cotto post Mosley… But then everyone rants about Pacquiao or Martinez who have NOT been undefeated forever… I disagree about Cotto and he proved his worth the night they fought Miguel had avenged his loss to Margo and Manny just dusted him it happens…Manny was fighter of the Decade… So what Hatton was at 140? AGAIN have you NEVER seen Floyd at 140?? He gave up size to MANY fighters Castillo, Cotto, Mosley, ODH even Ortiz was 164 fight night when Floyd was around 150… Its always a double standard because of his SKILLS…

Posted March 1, 2013 3:24 pm 


Anonymous

i do agree that Manny handled Bradley with ease and maybe didn’t apply more pressure cause he knew he was winning easily

Posted March 1, 2013 12:55 pm 


srminimo

SREDMOND- I’m not overlooking Floyd’s skills. The guy is sublime. And yes Floyd came up the hard way. He immediately gave Catillo a rematch and beat him handily and he fought one of the most incredible fights I’ve ever seen against Chico when Corrales was one of the most dangerous guys pound for pound. I’m not a Floyd hater, but I think I’m being objective wen I say he din’t want to fight Cotto right after Cotto beat Mosley (and we can all agree Cotto now is not what he was then by a mile), had fought his last three fights at 160 (and had not looked very good doing so either). Hatton at 147 gave it he had, but like Marquez, he was smaller than Floyd, and that put both at a great disadvantage when you’re going against the best fighter in the planet. The biggest fight since Ali/Foreman was Floyd/Pac, and that never happened when it was meaningful.

Do I think Floyd would have beaten all these guys had they met at the right moment? Yes, I do, but the fact remains, Floyd seems to have taken the path of least resistance the last 5-7 years and that will affect his legacy.

Posted March 1, 2013 12:55 pm 


Anonymous

although it is possible to keep it close in every round and still lose every round, most judges will give a round or two to the losing fighter…..

Posted March 1, 2013 12:54 pm 


SREDMOND

Judges seem to sometimes get caught up in being PC, ie Bradley being given the nod against Pacquiao AFTER he had a VERY close bout with Marquez where there was a furor… Reality is that Floyd handled Castillo with ease second time around…Just like Manny had no trouble with Bradley…

Posted March 1, 2013 12:39 pm 


Anonymous

What’s so strange about the Castillo fights is that the judges had Mayweather winning by a wider margin in the first fight, which was close, than the second which he totally dominated

Posted March 1, 2013 12:23 pm 


SREDMOND

Mayweather fought his way there the HARD way, until he defeated ODH 6 years ago he was dealing with the SAME crap that all boxers do so lets not act like he came into the game with a silver spoon …I ALWAYS know a guy is LOST in bitterness when he tries to sell that Castillo win as some sort of Crazy Robbery it was a CLOSE fight and he (Castillo) was given a rematch which he lost handily CASE CLOSED… Canelo made potentially a TERRIBLE decision, there is a difference between being a “Star” and a “Superstar” and its MASSIVE, if you think Canelo does not want to get rich you are crazy ALL these guys have a window to make the money that needs to last them a lifetime and fighting Floyd can set Canelo on the path to wealth.,.. If he won then he becomes a legend if he loses credibly his profile goes up, instead he threw a tantrum OH WELL!

Posted March 1, 2013 12:07 pm 


Canelo kick ass

If Canelo beats Trout, Mayweather will not be willing to fight him. Of course he would want to have him tested for drugs . The advantage of Mayweather is that he has also been protected, and The loss to Castillo on the first fight was not recorded. As long as there is people controlling the boxing business, there will always be people like Mayweather making “the rules.” He will not fight him if there is a possibility that Canelo can kick his ass. Canelo made the right decision, and it not always about money.

Posted March 1, 2013 11:53 am 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, you sound SHAMEFUL, desperate and WOEFULLY ignorant discussing Alvarez win over Mosley as comparable to Mayweathers… Shane was a BADLY washed up fighter the night Alvarez got him that is PART of the reason that questions still surround his name despite Shanes future entrance into the HOF… The LAST time that a fighter beat Shane coming off a WINNING streak it was Floyd Mayweather, see how your paucity of boxing knowledge and insight has left you nude and in the freezing cold while I am wearing an overcoat made of the strongest raw materials know to modern man FACTS…. Shane had been DUSTED by Mayweather, eked out a Draw with Sergio Mora and then lost every second of the fight to Pacquiao when Golden Boy threw him Shanes durable yet SHOT corpse… You have to do better than this, softball is no fun :)

Posted March 1, 2013 11:46 am 


SREDMOND

Hidalgo, as USUAL you are NOT refuting the point you are validating it for that I THANK YOU! Cotto is one of my favorite fighters a true warrior and I guy I peg has having fought the most intense roster of WW’s in boxing over the years… BUT if you are going to overhype Trout based on defeating Cotto then we have to appropriate Mayweather MORE credit because he fought and defeated Cotto BEFORE Trout and when Cotto was on a comfortable win streak…. Floyd is not native to 154 he had not fought there in what 5 years? And he came up and defeated Miguel who had settled at the weight…If ONE fight with Cotto can make Trout the new “most avoided guy” in boxing then what does that make Mayweather??? Or is the grim reality for haters that he makes the difficult look so easy ONLY the Trouts can receive credit.. BAM you’re dead!

Posted March 1, 2013 11:31 am 


SREDMOND

Idiot poster Bears LOVES Dan Rafael who is a respected voice in boxing.. These are his words on Guerrero DAN RAFAEL…… Robert Guerrero (31-1-1)
“The Ghost” parlayed two impressive wins in his first two welterweight fights — a clear decision against Selcuk Aydin followed by a November beat down of former titlist Andre Berto — to land the fight every fighter wants: A shot against pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr., whom he will meet in the main event of a Showtime PPV card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Guerrero has a legitimate chance to beat Mayweather (43-0).
Next: May 4 vs. Mayweather.

Posted March 1, 2013 11:23 am 


SREDMOND

I like Austin Trout he surprised the hell out of me against Cotto, but lets get real he was basically an UNKNOWN till he beat Cotto who was coming off a loss to Mayweather.. That is Trouts BEST win by FAR!!! And Mayweather did it BEFORE Trout so if you are going to treat Cotto’s scalp like it makes Trout the MOST feared man in boxing then we have to give Floyd 2x the credit and Manny 3x, I deduct VERY slightly on Manny because he faced Cotto at 145 as opposed to 154 where there was no question about his strength…AGAIN you guys are contradicting yourselves left and right, Trouts boxings most avoided man for beating the guy that Floyd beat before him?? GTFOH

Posted March 1, 2013 10:43 am 


SREDMOND

sriminimo, it’s weird that somehow Floyd has to find a way to fight these guys on the MOST perfect day of their lives meanwhile when has he been perfect? aside from his record? The guy has had well documented hand problems and correct me if I am wrong he has moved weight classes starting at 130… So what he faced an undefeated Hatton at 147? He faced Cotto at 154 and ODH there as well? he did NOT get to be a 5 weight Champ by NOT moving up… Hatton wanted a shot at the TRUE WW title and he got outboxed and knocked out for the FIRST time in his life… BOO HOO… Cotto was a FULL 4 years younger than Mayweather and accustomed to 154 when he faced Floyd who he outweighed, he was struggling with the BIGGER Austin Trout… Again attempts to penalize Mayweather for his skills are just not gonna fly with me…

Posted March 1, 2013 10:32 am 


SREDMOND

Bears, tell us EXACTLY who Canelo Alvarez beat that was a BETTER opponent or more prime than Andre Berto? Seriously its time you put your money where your mouth is I want you to open this topic up so I can show you the heat of the sun from 5 feet away…You keep trying to BASH Guerrero for coming UP and BEATING Berto in a physical fashion which SHOWED he could handle the division..I KNOW you will hide behind phony laughter “the word trinkets” ect but you cannot propose a SINGLE fighter that Alvarez beat that is superior to Berto… Who Shane Mosley? Sugar Shane had NOT won a fight in YEARS when Alvarez took target practice on him Floyd Mayweather was the LAST guy to fight Shane coming off a winning streak…

Posted March 1, 2013 10:12 am 


zjerr

I love it. This is the fight I wanted to see not Mayweather/Guerrero and I already have Showtime. Sweet!

Posted March 1, 2013 9:51 am 


SREDMOND

Berto is hardly “a gatekeeper” he was
A young Champion with FAST hands for YEARS he had ONE loss when Guerrero upset him! As usual Bears you don’t know a damn thing about boxing the Klits have not beat a fighter at Bertos level in YEARS Iention this because your contradictions are amazing… Wach, Charr, Mormeck and now Pianeta ALL nobodies at HW not a single top 10 win between them… Guerreros done more than all of them combined in boxing.. As for a 50% stoppage rate check out Pianetas or Wachs LOL! And they are HW’s… You act like Floyds a big KO puncher which he is NOT especially 147 and up… Again you are just running your mouth even though YOU say Mayweather is “OLD and has lost a step, his fate is sealed” but a 4 weight prime Champ and mandatory won’t due? HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!! You fell in my trap AGAIN!! Please respond so I can flatten you AGAIN

Posted March 1, 2013 6:43 am 


SREDMOND

It’s extremely naive to think that some of those names Floyd mentioned will EVER get in the ring with him, I mean Angulo? Those guys would need to win there are NOT any contracts for those bouts… Who books out a schedule of fighters 6 contests in advance ? This is boxing ANYTHING can happen… Floyds a MASTER at creating buzz, and throwing people off course he was saying Alexander and then what happened ??? Guerrero as previously thought !!! He keeps people talking so sitting here thinking he has a Rock solid list is just silly it’s a fight to fight scenario… He’s a genius when it comes to controversy…

Posted March 1, 2013 6:32 am 


Lee

Trout with a easy win. Canelo is a fraud, he has zero quality wins. Canelo is nothing more then a prospect.

Posted March 1, 2013 3:57 am 


stupid loser

This fight has so much more interest and drama to it, IMO. Was Trout really that good in beating Cotto and is this young kid going to live up to the hype. It was the main reason I was going to spend $$ and the Mayweather/Ghost fight.

Of course there would be no greater drama then the Ghost beating Mayweather and that would be worth every penny to see. But considering the odds could be about the National Debt to 1 it will happen, I have to hope Showtime replays like HBO.

Posted March 1, 2013 1:25 am 


OCTAVIUS72

Floyd does carefully select his opponents. To be honest; the days of fighting the best are LONG GONE. The only thing most of these fighters today care about is making MONEY. It’s more about BUSINESS than giving the fans what they want to see. The really sad part is because we love the sport so much; we will still tune in reguardless; either because we love them or we hate them so much; we want to be there the moment they lose. It is what it is!!!!!

Posted February 28, 2013 10:48 pm 


moe

id rather watch the two young champions bang it out than a mismatch fight any day of the weak. Guerrero is much smaller than Mayweather and hes slower, a tough fighter that may make a couple rounds look interesting. This is a good move for Canelo win or lose.

Posted February 28, 2013 9:28 pm 


BEARS

Guerrero is not even the fifth best fight to be made with fraud mayweather and is in no way a better opponent then canelo or trout. he is a little 130 pounder. with a 50% stoppage rate who just jumped to 147 and didnt make the weight. yeah shmucks like sredmond will tell you because he beat berto he is good. but berto’s scalp isnt worth that much. and berto is the fraud gate keeper. this sredmond and boxtrascumnuts are shmucks. Its nice to read these posts and see pretty much everyone gets it and will be watching the REAL FIGHT canelo vs trout not the fraud garbage. ITS CATCHING ON!!!!!!

Posted February 28, 2013 9:16 pm 


Anonymous

im begginig to like Canelo.

Posted February 28, 2013 9:12 pm 


SREDMOND

Guerrero has accomplished MORE in boxing than Canelo and thats just a fact… As evidenced by him being a 4 weight Champion, AGAIN I think Canelo is the REAL deal but the attempts to treat Guerrero like he is a scrub are debunked by his accomplishments.. He was slated to LOSE to Berto at 147 and he put it on him… When is the last time that Canelo was in with a guy that he was NOT favored against? I think this Trout fight is a very good test for him but I give Alvarez the edge….I do concede that Canelo has heavier hands than Guerrero…

Posted February 28, 2013 6:57 pm 


steve

you have to agree with canelo………they both have agreed to fight each other this september,,,,,,,,,,if mayweather has gone back on his word do you really blame canelo for pulling out of the may card…i don’t thats for sure and with out canelo on the same card mayweather will not get the same numbers thats for sure……….nobody knows who guerro is…….how they gonna sell it……..who’s gonna buy it…….im not thats for sure………..sick to death of that egotistical mayweather dictating the boxing world and demanding everything his own way……..even though pacquaio lost and is not at the top of the tree…for me he is the man……a warrior who fights anybody and takes defeat just as well and no i am not a pactard……..im a boxing fan who wants to see fighters fight the best…..all you mayweather knobjobs wake up and see how mayweather just uses and abuses this noble art

Posted February 28, 2013 6:50 pm 


SREDMOND

Fight fans are SOOOOO illogical NOW Mayweathers legacy hangs on a 22 year old who has done exactly WHAT that brands him the man? I like Canelo, I think he is a VERY good fighter but whats his BEST win? how did he get to be designated as the judge and jury of a 15 year professionals career? I guy who is the ONLY man to move thru 5 weight classes undefeated? A guy who has beaten Several HOF fighters… And when its all said and done his legacy is left to the whims of a guy famous for knocking out a decrepit version of Shane Mosley or Josesito Lopez? preposterous comment..!

Posted February 28, 2013 6:50 pm 


srminimo

Floyd might very well be one of the best fighters of all time when it’s all said and done, but there will always be an asterisk in his career for the fights he didn’t make, especially if he doesn’t fight this kid (I’m accepting the fact he’s never fighting Pac). If the Guerrero fight doesn’t have the numbers, Canelo might be in a very good position, but if Floyd can get his numbers, the move might backfire big time.

Posted February 28, 2013 5:54 pm 


Anonymous

Good move for Canelo, as long as he actually wins, which is not a sure thing. I might not buy the Rape-er-View now without that fight and I can’t be the only one thinking that. Besides, Showtime will probably replay the Mayweather vs Guerrero fight a week later for free anyway…

Posted February 28, 2013 5:53 pm 


SREDMOND

Floyd ate crow and fought Oscar and he (Floyd) was already considered the BEST fighter in the world… Canelo is NOT even close to that distinction which Mayweather STILL holds and he is getting ahead of himself… Only guy that had leverage to debate Mayweather previously was Pacquiao and even he has done a cliff dive in terms of clout… HOLLA!

Posted February 28, 2013 5:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Malachi, I like all the combatants being discussed but there is indeed a pecking order and Canelo is a foot soldier and FMJ is a 15 Star General! Thanks Man

Posted February 28, 2013 4:17 pm 


SREDMOND

Typo=Jr MW fighter

Posted February 28, 2013 3:26 pm 


SREDMOND

Part of the problem is that guys want to look too far in the future BOTH Floyd and Canelo need to win… Even Floyds haters wring their hands and expect him to prevail when the smoke clears… Do we KNOW that Canelo will beat Trout? I favor Canelo because I have seen him fight more but lets get real he has NOT been in with a really strong Jr WW fighter in quite a bit… Trout surprised me with his poise and confidence when he faced Cotto, the fact that the entire sport is sucking Floyds you know what and planning their futures around him is NOT his fault… Canelo should have taken the showcase, made bank and then dealt with negotiations post Trout assuming he wins… Mayweather can do 1.2mill and make 35 million facing any credible opponent Canelo cannot boast anything close he should have bent over and took it!

Posted February 28, 2013 3:13 pm 


Jay rock

Trout loses and bad watch!

Posted February 28, 2013 3:10 pm 


Zilla

I like that the Canelo curse…..

Posted February 28, 2013 3:01 pm 


E in Denver

In this instance I can’t blame Jr too much. It is a huge mistake to overlook any opponent much less one as hungry as Guerrero. Not to mention the curse Canelo has had on all potential opponents. Guaranteeing Canelo a fight before Jr wins is a mistake. But it works out for boxing fans as a great match up will be a non-PPV. This is an established pattern in Jr’s career Jr vs. Winky, Jr/Prime Undefeated Cotto, Jr/Margarito, Jr/Pac, & now Jr/Canelo. Those who choose to ignore this pattern or justify it clearly aren’t boxing fans as much as Jr fans. Jr has the clout to do what he chooses. But these tactics push boxing step closer to WWF.

Posted February 28, 2013 2:53 pm 


SREDMOND

“Mayweather have less PPV’s than Canelo” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That will happen when Floyd retires until then his fans turn out in droves to see the KING of boxing demonstrate the most pure representation of the Sweet Science… Floyd has been vetted by Time, Quality of opposition and a populace that has put 85 million into his pockets over the course of a SINGLE fiscal year… Canelo is a young kid trying to make a name and looking for a fight to REALLY get him on the map, he should have done as he was told and played second fiddle to the Don, instead Broner might step in and clearly establish himself as the rising tide…

Posted February 28, 2013 2:41 pm 


SREDMOND

We all KNOW that Mayweather has Canelo in his sights and this size argument is BOGUS about Guerrero he showed he was MORE than capable at WW booking two hardcore wins…Everyone wanted to see Floyd face Manny and Manny is a fcking dwarf compared to Guerrero… Manny used to box at 106 lowest that Guerrero fought to my knowledge is 130, same as Floyd, Manny, Marquez, ODH, Mosley (135) and others… Guys DEMAND that Floyd face bigger fighters when he is a KNOWN small WW who could do same day weigh in if need be….The only 154 pounders that Floyd defeated were guys who came up in weight ODH and Cotto…Guys have abandoned the idea of a fair fight where skills determine the outcome because Floyd cannot be bested.. Instead they are trying to give guys the physical advantage ie Sergio or Golovkin.. Silly men!

Posted February 28, 2013 2:36 pm 


Anonymous

It’s time for fighters to concentrate on their careers, for so long most guys in or around wwt they’ve all been waiting for M/weather or Pac to decide who they’re gonna fight, which is understandable because of the money involved, this however has been undermining the sport, if your really good, make your own mark and go with it, there is enough money worldwide for everyone , besides these guys won’t be around forever so if you wait too long you might not still get “The Fight”

Posted February 28, 2013 2:31 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Good fight here. Trout can bang and box as he showed against Cotto. Canelo’s finally stopped beating up smaller guys here. And it’s not PPV which is a big plus. Too often any name fighter in a decent match up is automatically a PPV.

Posted February 28, 2013 2:10 pm 


Zilla

Didn’t Guerrero move up 2 weight in one jump last year??????

Posted February 28, 2013 1:24 pm 


Zilla

Mayweather will not fight Canelo or Trout because of their size. Lord knows Canelo fight makes dollars and Trout can forget a Mayweather fight because he would probably beat Mayweather. Canelo would prob lose close fight. Guerrero too small, slow and punches with feet planted. Mayweather is very cautious to say the least.

Posted February 28, 2013 1:19 pm 


SREDMOND

Canelo might make money but he likely burned himself to some extent, Floyd did NOT tell Oscar to drop dead until he got him in the ring and BEAT him… Canelo trying to call shots with FMJ is comical, in one fiscal year Floyd probably earned close to as much revenue as the ENTIRE sport if you strip out Cotto, Wlad and Pacquiao….Mayweather is a KING MAKER, just like ODH was, fighting him took both May and Pac to the next level… Canelo should have sucked it up, appeared on the card, WON and then hoped he would get a shot against FMJ…It was a WIN WIN but his team apparently was thinking SMALL….

Posted February 28, 2013 1:15 pm 


Zilla

Guerrero is too small and has to have his feet planted when he punches. Not a threat for Mayweather. Trout would probably beat Mayweather, so Trout can forget about Mayweather match up. Canelo would give Mayweather tough fight but would probably lose. Mayweather is very cautious to say the least…

Posted February 28, 2013 1:06 pm 


The Mad Scientist

Im laughing at all these fools who think Canelo needs to fight this guy or that guy to earn his shot at Floyd Mayweather..Lol!, boxing is a business first and if you can generate $$$ in this game that’s all that really matters, c’mon people act like you know.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:38 pm 


te tumbo

impressive hard-nosed business move by Canelo to take his fan-appeal from Floyd’s May 4 fight-card. about time some of these Mexican fighters begin to leverage their fanbase to force Name fighters to face them or do without them. even though i have no interest in watching Mayweather above 154lbs ever again. win or lose, that version of Mayweather isn’t particularly appealing to watch for this fight-fan.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:07 pm 


te tumbo

Canelo’s credibility won’t increase a single iota by defeating Trout. it’s no wonder Alvarez has previously targeted the likes of Williams, Kirkland, and Cotto. Williams fell through but Kirkland and Cotto simply and transparently avoided Canelo whose obviously desperate to solidify his 154lb ring-creds before moving upward and onward. now if only Molina, Lara, Vanes, Thurman, and Angulo would finally sort each other out against each other, it wouldn’t be up to Canelo to do ALL the heavy-lifting to clarify the rankings.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:01 pm 


Duran

The GOAT Duckboy once again shows his yellow streak by not agreeing to meet Canelo after the Cinnamon Man waxes trout, yet boxtranumnuts and sred continue the deep throat and nut slurping blindness….seriously?

Posted February 28, 2013 11:46 am 


VINMAN

Great fight for both of these guys. no loser! The fans are the big winners! I will not be paying to watch the Mayweather fight. Jeff is got some balls to say Canelo underrated fighting smaller guys! Who is Mayweather fighting Jeff? what, a smaller guy! Mayweather has made a career of fighting has benns and never beens.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:21 am 


Rabbit punching ronnie

Mick I would imagine both the mayweather and canelo fights will be on boxnation as they have an agreement with golden boy.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:19 am 


anonymous

Canelo hasn’t done anything to deserve a shot against Floyd and this trick won’t work. Floyd will lose some money in PPV revenues, but he can carry his own name, so i’m not convinced he really needs an Mexican for undercard. Will see after this.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:16 am 


Anonymous

Good for Canelo. Floyd needs a popular Mexican to sell a fight on May 4th.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:07 am 


Hidalgo

BTW, putzadamus, I notice you conveniently ignored the rest of my post. How characteristic of you.

Posted February 28, 2013 11:00 am 


Hidalgo

“NO. I am 100% CORRECT Hissydalgo. Guerrero is rated as BETTER than Canelo and Trout by the EXPERTS.” I am also 100% correct, putzadamus. BTW, you must be an old fart because my grandmother, who is dead, used to use the word “hissy.” It’s old world. Like you.

Posted February 28, 2013 10:57 am 


The El Paso Fight Prophet

Mayweather is a complete Fraud. He has proven that already and all those claiming him to he the second coming are blinded. He wont sign To Fight Canelo Because he knows its a double edge sword. No matter who wins between Canelo and Trout it would mean mayweather would have to fight the winner. Come on Guys, You really think Mayweather wants a trout fight or have to man up an fight a fighter in his prime who he does not have a size advantage on. Of Course Not so he hypes up a recently former lightweight into his next big Fight. For all those that dont know the real fight will be on 4/20, Canelo vs Trout is a real throw back fight aimed at pleasing the fans on not Floyds Ego.

Posted February 28, 2013 10:17 am 


Oc

It seems like very few can get a fight with Mayweather, Canelo you are not one of those lucky ones. Fair play for standing up for yourself, I think your fight with Trout will be an excellent fight and I will be watching it for sure.

Posted February 28, 2013 9:32 am 


puglife

Canelo stood up for himself and I wish him well. Intriguing match-up against Trout, which could go either way. You never know, should he win he might still fight Floyd next anyway. After all, who’s Floyd gonna fight next, assuming he beats Guerrero? Doubt he’ take on Martinez.

Posted February 28, 2013 9:18 am 


Mikec

Canelo has never done a pay per veiw all this talk about increase in sales yes it would be a nice card but come on if was that great put his fight(canelo) on ppv and see how much of a draw he is. Canelo couldnt sellout his last fight think about it people he is not the main event he can only help an event

Posted February 28, 2013 8:43 am 


sean

yea happy boy to bad the fights with mosley and cotto came to late .some say it was mosley fault that he never faced mayweather. i cant say why mosley and mayweather fought when mosley was almost finished . but I do know this mayweather only fought cotto after coto was koed a few times. a ko softens most fighters up . you dont even know if alvarez beats trout. at least alvarez is going out and facing a real threat in trout thats more then I can say about mayweather

Posted February 28, 2013 5:54 am 


Lman

Im kind of expecting in the twilight of his career Floyd will eventually deliver the fans the fights they want to see, most of the greats did, hell even Calzhage eventually fought Kessler and even left England to fight Hopkins…The reality is he wont….

Posted February 28, 2013 5:05 am 


third world

i’m sure all the comments were heart felt as only boxing fans can relate. congratulations to canelo for stepping up,and to austin trout for working his way up to this pivotal point in his career. finger’s crossed,this should be a doozy.can’t pick one.i have thought about it a lot.

Posted February 28, 2013 4:59 am 


sean

guerrero pd4pd rating isnt because of his fights as a welter weight which mayweather is fighting guerrero at now it because of his fights at featherweight lightweight . trout and alveraz would be toughter fights there jr midde weights. mayweather made the right choice fighting the smaller guy

Posted February 28, 2013 3:52 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

At last a genuine unification fight to decide who’s #1 @ 154Lb. Pity the Light-Heavyweights don’t follow suit. Does anyone know how we can watch canelo/Trout in the UK?

Posted February 28, 2013 3:37 am 


KOrnerman

and we all know rankings don’t mean s**t,end of.

Posted February 28, 2013 3:31 am 


KOrnerman

Alverez has fought no one of note at 154 he is a fraud and Money would embarrass him in the ring anyhow.

Posted February 28, 2013 3:30 am 


The Best!

Mayweather would never take on someone like Trout. We all know what Mayweather is , nothing but a cherry picking coward.

Posted February 28, 2013 3:09 am 


Anonymous

Mayweather seems to try to evade Alvares. Carnelo is a real huge challenge for Floyd and, remembering Floyd`s growing age, Carnelo may become very unplesent weather.

Posted February 28, 2013 2:48 am 


BEARS

guerrero’s p4p perception and who its by is irrelevent. he’s not even ranked on espn. and if he was it wouldnt help him. it wouldnt mean he would be a better opponent then trout or canelo. he can do trouble fraud but potentially exhaust him. his boxing skill is minimal. canelo has the skill and stamina to press fraud better. trout has the height and reach and ability as demostrated against cotto. trout is the best and most intriguing matchup. the guerrero type is garbage. a little 130 pounder who go right back when its over. garbage/business as usual with the fraud

Posted February 28, 2013 1:56 am 


Boxtradamus

NO. I am 100% CORRECT Hissydalgo. Guerrero is rated as BETTER than Canelo and Trout by the EXPERTS.

Posted February 28, 2013 1:02 am 


Boxtradamus

Who cares if Mayweather’s numbers fall?? Floyd vs Guerrero is 2 of the Top 10 P4P Fighters in the World squaring off. Canelo vs Trout is 2 #0 P4P Fighters squaring off. Floyd vs Guerrero is rhe HIGHER caliber Fight.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:55 am 


Boxtradamus

P4P DOES mean you stand a better chance. Pacquiao agreez with ME on that. #5 P4P Marquez stood a MUCH better chance than #0 P4P Clottey, Margarito, and Mosley. Again, please learn more about Boxing. Having more SKILLS and Boxing IQ gives you a better chance.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:51 am 


Miatestomper

Without Canelo on under card Floyds number will fall

Posted February 28, 2013 12:50 am 


Boxtradamus

BEARS-Well your sureness is POOR. Some guy named TARK was here talking UP Ortiz because he was a Young Prime Southpaw. I SAID all along that the Fight was no match because Ortiz was #0 P4P. And I was CORRECT…YOU on the other hand keep touting a guy that can’t even get a VOTE on ESPN. SO who do we listen to?? YOU or the EXPERTS??? Uhhhhhhhhhmmmmm Mayweather agrees with ME that he should ignore YOU and take the BETTER Fighter according to the EXPERTS.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:47 am 


frank

the boxing fans should not look down on alvarez if he loses this fight this match is what it should be about two young talented guys putting it on the line . what should each guy do wait for floyd to fight them the winner should call floyd out every chance they t get if floyd is avoiding the winner. maybe he wont . if trout out boxes alvarez I tend to belive floyd will avoid him

Posted February 28, 2013 12:36 am 


Hidalgo

Braggadamus, you’re about 50% right regarding Guerrero versus Alvarez and Trout. For instance, Ring Magazine divisional rankings has Floyd has #1 jr. middle, Canelo #2, and Trout #3. In welterweight rankings Ring Magazine has Floyd #1, Marquez #2, and Guerrero #3. So seeing as how Canelo is the top jr. middleweight contender–according to Ring Magazine at least–Canelo is a totally viable and legitimate opponent–NOW–for Floyd Mayweather Jr. And seeing as how Marquez is rated higher than Guerrero as a welterweight, Floyd should be fighting Marquez, not Guerrero because as you claim Floyd likes to fight the best. Well, #2 ranking is BETTER than #3 ranking. But as for the P4P tripe you constantly base your claims on, I remind you again that Marquez is currently rated #3 P4P and Sergio Martinez is rated #4 by Ring Magazine whereas Guerrero is rated #10. #3 is seven levels better than #10. #4 is six levels better than #10. Martinez has already said on multiple occasions that he would come down to 154 to fight Floyd. Clearly Mayweather is not fighting the “best” in Robert Guerrero.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:34 am 


BEARS

If were all agreeing espn is right that means guerrero, canelo, and trout do not make the p4p but wlad and vitaly do. im glad were agreeing.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:34 am 


bears

Nobody is giving guerrero better odds to beat mayweather than canelo or trout so nobody is calling guerrero a better opponent. non of these fighters made the p4p list for one and for another. p4p doesnt mean your stand a better chance

Posted February 28, 2013 12:25 am 


BEARS

trout would be an even better opponent then canelo. mayweathers legs are getting old and trouts reach will snipe him and nullify his counter punching. notice fraud never has fought a tall guy. you can talk up guerrero at the end of the day. im sure you talked up ortiz too. was ortiz on you p4p list too??? bahahahahah!

Posted February 28, 2013 12:24 am 


Boxtradamus

Watch Mayweather’s number of Top 10 P4P Fighters that he’s beat in his last 6 Fights go UP. No matter how many fans buy the card Mayweather rises yet another notch above every other Fighter in History.

Posted February 28, 2013 12:15 am 


outlaw

Watch Mayweather PPV numbers drop i don’t think he will even do 1 million buys unless u put a very good undercard even then boxing fans that pay the money just to see mayweather loose wont pay for this one

Posted February 28, 2013 12:10 am 


Boxtradamus

YOU are here touting Trout and the EXPERTS didn’t even give Trout a VOTE. BOY what an AMATEUR you are. Please stop commenting on potential match ups until you learn who is rated HIGHER than who.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:56 pm 


Boxtradamus

“i would call espn an ubiased top ten p4p. trust in the man. dan rafael. he’s awesome and runs circles around you and your sources boxtra.” -OK. I trust in ESPN TOO. They agree with ME that Guerrero is BETTER than Canelo and Trout. And since BEARS trusts ESPN that means we ALL agree!! That’s GREAT. Its GOOD to agree sometimes!

Posted February 27, 2013 11:51 pm 


BEARS

correction, non of the guys mentioned were good enough to make the p4p list on espn though some received some votes, thats not making it. and after may 4th you wont be seeing guerrero get any votes as he goes back down to his weight class. so no, your list is wrong. AND yes the cards gonna suffer since canelo and trout are not on it

Posted February 27, 2013 11:43 pm 


Boxtradamus

Even Guillermo Rigondeaux who only has 11 PRO Fights or SO is BETTER than Canelo and Trout according to ESPN which is YOUR trusted source. LMFAO!!

Posted February 27, 2013 11:43 pm 


Boxtradamus

Guerrero is BETTER than Canelo and Trout even on ESPN SON!! The HOME of Sports!!!

Posted February 27, 2013 11:23 pm 


Boxtradamus

ONE man’s OPINION is the definition of biased. Pebble BRAIN. But EVEN ESPN’s P4P has Guerrero rated HIGHER than Canelo and Trout. Go get you some reading SKILLS. Again YOU are an AMATEUR. SO what would we expect from you.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:21 pm 


Boxtradamus

bahahhhahahahahaha!!! Did you just ask ME to give you a link and when I GAVE it to you, you laughed at it?? Bahahhhahahhahahahaa!! You’re funny. But please learn more about Boxing.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:12 pm 


terror tim

Bears you do understand that Floyd and Canelo fight under the same promotion company right? Canelo doesn’t decide when his fight takes place, Richard Schaefer does. If they thought that the May 4th card was going to loose because Canelo was off it they wouldn’t have scheduled the cards this way.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:12 pm 


BEARS

i would call espn an ubiased top ten p4p. trust in the man. dan rafael. he’s awesome and runs circles around you and your sources boxtra. im still cracking up you said “ringtv.com” bahahahaahahhahah. TRY ESPN SON. THE HOME OF SPORTS

Posted February 27, 2013 11:10 pm 


BEARS

bahahahaahaha!!!! did you just seriously say ringtv???? wow! thats your authority? i just went to espn and found both klitschKOs top 10. no guerrero is anywhere on that list. im happy for canelo. that card fraud vs guerrero card is seriously hurt now. its sales are gonna be damaged big time. canelo vs trout MADE THAT CARD. baahahahahaahah fraud!!! take that. canelo aint your bizatch. im tickled pink that floyds fraud of a fight just got screwed.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:09 pm 


Boxtradamus

Go take a look at the P4P list at ringtv.com Guerrero is #10 while Canelo and Trout are both #0 meaning Guerrero is BETTER. Please pay closer attention to Boxing.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:02 pm 


Luke

Even though Canelo is tightening up his combos, the ghost is a LOT MORE POLISHED!!

Posted February 27, 2013 11:02 pm 


terror tim

I think you can pick Canelo because in now way will Golden Boy let him lose. I was surprised he got the nod vs Cotto on his first major promotional event and at MSG. I thought that was a bright spot for Cotto’s next career, it appears he will put on fair boxing matches. That fight was close enough to rob Trout too.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:01 pm 


Edgar Guevara

I hope Trout beat the living thing out this kid. Canelo is upset because Mayweather doesn’t guarantee a fight with him. Canelo has to win first in order to make demands. How does he know he is going to beat Trout? How does he know Mayweather will beat Guerrero? First thing is first. If he wants to make an impression with the world of boxing, that was it for him May 4th. Another idiot on my list of boxing. Just like when Mayweather didn’t want to fight Pacquiao 3/13/10. Mayweather wants Pacquiao now. This Canelo kid is an idiot, a big idiot. He destroy a big card on May 4th. I hope he gets a beating.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:01 pm 


BEARS

I dont think anyone in their right mind should be calling guerrero better than either canelo or trout. its plane to see he is not. give me a link to someone saying he is please boxtradamous. cause i doubt you will find anyone saying it. your not a professional. dont be confused.

Posted February 27, 2013 11:00 pm 


Boxtradamus

LOL BEARS you’re just as much of a DOPE as Haimat and Fight Aficianado. Guerrero is rated as BETTER than Canelo and Trout right NOW by EXPERTS not AMATEURS such as yourself…You are in NO position to say WHO should face WHO because you’re not very GOOD at evaluating SKILL levels. Floyd wants to face the BEST Fighters on the Planet and he’s going to listen to the EXPERTS opinion not an AMATEUR like YOU.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:57 pm 


Luke

The ghost is FAR MORE WORTHY opponent than Canelo!!! Although Canelo would sell much better.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:56 pm 


Boxtradamus

BEARS you’re just as much of a DOPE as Haimat and Fight Aficianado. Guerrero is rated as BETTER than Canelo and Trout right NOW by EXPERTS not AMATEURS such as yourself…You are in NO position to say WHO should face WHO because you’re not very GOOD at evaluating SKILL levels. Floyd wants to face the BEST Fighters on the Planet and he’s going to listen to the EXPERTS opinion not an AMATEUR like YOU.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:56 pm 


Luke

I like Canelo and I like his marketability and potential, but allowing him to wear a major jr middleweight belt for so long now, after having fought only one true jr middle (Cintron) is absolutey criminal!! Canelo hasn’t fought at 147 since he was 19 years old!! At 22, he is now a true jr middle. Trout’s opposition has been somewhat meager as well, although the Cotto victory was monumental. In case you missed it, Cotto is a three division champion who settled at jr middle a good number of yrs ago. And, in case you missed this, he’s headed to Canistota. I would like to pick Canelo in this one but I cannot, for two reasons. 1) Trout’s win over Cotto, and 2) Canelo’s pathetic opposition.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:51 pm 


terror tim

I agree Canelo vs Trout is the better fight but that doesn’t make Canelo more ready for Mayweather. Sure he has skills fighting lightweights but that doesn’t make him ready. He also has huge flaws in his defense that are plain to see. Guerrero is the more polished fighter at this moment. He isn’t ready either as he hasn’t fought enough top guys but is a little more accomplished than Canelo., The only reason Canelo gets mentioned is because of his fanbase, has nothing to do with his boxing.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:48 pm 


terror tim

Canelo isn’t more ready than Guerrero. We are talking about a 154lb guy fighting guys from lightweight compared to a guy moving up fighting guys who have always been bigger than him. Canelo was rocked by some of these smaller guys a well. He has one victory over an old Shane Mosley who had been getting beat by a drum by everyone.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:46 pm 


BEARS

Canelo is about 10 x more ready then guerrero. his skill is plane for anyone to see. he’s way more skilled then guerrero. this is the REAL fight. canelo vs trout is a way better contest and a real fight. fraud vs guerrero is not a real fight. its just people handing their money to fraud for nothing

Posted February 27, 2013 10:41 pm 


terror tim

He will fight Canelo because Canelo is a very raw fighter with no hopes of beating him. Canelo hasn’t shown me anything yet but this is a good fight for him. I will give him some respect if he beats Trout without any funny business. Still don’t think he would be ready for the top fighters but its a step in the right direction.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:39 pm 


OCTAVIUS72

Now is the time for Trout to truly step up and show the world what he is made of. He should have known he wasn’t going to get his just due by beating Cotto. He may not even get it if he beats Canelo. First thing will be said is he was UNPROVEN. Time will tell!!!

Posted February 27, 2013 10:29 pm 


Joel Craig

Man this is going to be awesome watching Trout give Canelo a boxing lesson. After he adds this belt to his collection maby smith will fight him. We know mayweather wont. Austin is on a misson to clean up the division, Proud of the Champ from Las Cruces N.M.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:28 pm 


Boxtradamus

GOOD for Canelo. IF he can actually beat a CHAMP then he’ll have something to bring to the table in a Mayweather Fight.

Posted February 27, 2013 10:25 pm 


Jay rock

Amen

Posted February 27, 2013 10:22 pm 



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