Good morning ladies and gents,
The latest round of fresh material hits now. With the archive footage of the 25 things back in 2010 when I wasn’t responsible for a 19 month old man beast landing last night, this fresh dose merges the two corners into a completely established centerpiece. Allow me to open fire here.
1.) Canelo Alvarez takes center stage and DELIVERS! On Saturday night in Texas, the fiery red headed Mexican champion stepped into the ring against seasoned veteran Austin Trout. Both fighters were undefeated and both wanted to put their fist through each other’s head. This is boxing at its finest and a reminder to the impatient bastards that call the sport dead that it is far from it. These two got into a ring and engaged each other with meaningful hand to hand combat for 12 rounds with the intent of inflicting pain. There’s something wonderfully old school about it. Clearly, in my mind, that Canelo easily won the fight. Several boxing pundits at ringside will tell you different but the match I saw from my couch saw a younger fighter taking apart an older won. Canelo landed the bigger punches, never appeared hurt or rattled, slipped many of Trout’s shots and controlled the fight. When Canelo lost a round, he was more than likely taking a breather and not getting beat up. His power is what made the difference in this match. Everybody heard about the power yet still doubted the kid coming in. I partially agreed. He hadn’t fought a big time contender and was still waiting for the moment. In Texas on April 20th, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez found the moment and seized it. He wanted the fight, took control and slowly yet surely beat up Trout. Austin never made Canelo look afraid or threw a shot that laid a dent. Canelo did and sealed the fight with a 7th round knockdown that was classic Alvarez. 13 seconds into the round, he walked in and fired a straight right hand that buckled Trout’s knees and sent him eating mat. The biggest reason people will say Trout could have won(once again, ludicrous) comes from the fact that he is a nice guy. Yes, he is gracious, cool, classy and genuine. He gets all of those trait confirms from me. However, Canelo beat him straight up, Teddy KGB style. Canelo looked improved, slipping Trout’s desperate punches, bobbing and weaving like Ali but hitting like Frazier. I felt the kid’s punches back here in the Midwest. He’s got atom bombs for fists and uses them well. He wasn’t getting tired either. Canelo takes his time, charges up the guns and fires, then lays back, waits, charges back up and fires. It’s his style and always has been. If he gets a shot against an aging Floyd Mayweather Jr., Canelo is going to find him and bruise him. If Floyd can get past the underrated Robert Guerrero, he will get a stiff test from Canelo. If you don’t think so, watch the fight tonight. Go ahead. Make a date. I had Canelo winning 116-111 because at no point in the fight did he seem hurt at all. Save me the talk about the busier fighter rule. Here is what I think wins a fight. Control. Power of the punches. Who was hurt? Who landed the thuds and made a dent? Anybody can throw a punch. Few can land cleanly with consistency. Quality over quantity folks. Read it up and ice your kidney later.