- Jan 17, 2015
- Reaction score
11/4 Canelo to win by points or decision, thanks Paddy! Always nice to wake up to money.
I agree. Plenty are going to though! And already are. Nature of the beast when it's a 7-5 either way or draw is fine fight though as you rightly say.
Think it was always likely to be a trilogy after the draw as nobody could have gone 2-0. Tonight helps that idea even more.
Well, you can complain considering that fight was probably more of a draw than the first one, which GGG clearly won. So after two fights GGG is 0-1-1 against the future of the sport who happens to be in a far more profitable market. Hmmmmmm, boxing. I would have been beyond shocked if a close fight wasn't called in Canelo's favour, given that it is easier to set up the trilogy after the champion loses his belts and is owed a rematch. $$$.
GGG will be a year older, Canelo in his prime and though this trilogy should probably be 1-1-0 in his favour, he's likely to be 0-1-2 by this time next year. And that's a legacy killer.
I wanted GGG to win as much as anyone and was gutted at the result but just couldn't ignore the work Canelo was doing. He put in a great performance, a real warrior. The pair of them deserve every dollar they will receive.
I'm not sure who else he could fight at middleweight that would be a bigger draw than a third GGG fight. I think Saunders would cause Canelo some problems and there's the WBO up for grabs but it's still not bigger commercially than another GGG rematch. The likes of Jacobs and Andrade could be options, Jacobs with his size and movement would be a nightmare for Canelo I reckon.
Nah Povetkin is 40 years old, inches shorter in height & reach, isn't fast twitch and doesn't move. AJ was his stylistic nightmare - hence the complete lack of tall explosive fighters on his resume, Price is literally the closest he's come to AJ in his long professional career. This was the most standard defence AJ could wish for he had everything in his favour over his opponent. He shouldn't have took a single blow let alone get close to being wobbled.I was impressed with AJ turning that fight around last night. Having your nose seemingly broken first round isn't easy to work around, visibility and breathing issues etc. That short Joe Lewis style right is a great shot, unreal amount of power from no wind up. Povetkin is no mug and stylistically horrible for Joshua, he struggles with this short guys who can get inside and throw big hooks round the sides. I'm not AJs biggest fan but I was impressed with that. If he gets a fight with Wilder though he doesn't need to be getting tagged with that many shots.
Fury on jre has been a genuine dream of mine for a couple of years. Swerve the conspiracy stuff and it's sure to be great.