Originally posted by 9ersSince85:
Originally posted by Crazy49er1313:
Originally posted by Amir:
Here's what so funny about all you UFC fvg bois.
Every boxing match that comes on sux. blah blah blah.
EVERY UFC fight that comes on, is a great fightcard. There are no bad UFC matchups?
Look I get it, you like UFC better than boxing. That's fine. No one cares. But stop trying to make yourself believe that boxing is dying. Again, look at the money the sport makes. If the money is there, the sport is fine.
To support your argument, went to the theaters to watch the fights, it got so full they opened up a SECOND theater to allow everyone to fit, and this was during the middle of the Vargas/Forbes bout...
Hey guys its been a fun little argument, im not hear to defend ufc or boxing, im a huge fan of both, theres def bad matchups in ufc, there was one yesterday or two but there were also a few knockouts by heavy weights and middle wieghts that were damn exciting. But the highlight of my fight night was the mayweather fight. But for boxing it doesnt happen often enough. what im afraid is that the next big superstar boxer is going to come to late to beat mayweather and pacqiuao. DLH should stop protecting Canelo and should let him fight them now, heck he has 40 fights and 40 victories, how much more time does he need.
Tyson (yea bad example lol nobodys tyson) took the world by storm because he was fighting the best at the same age as Canelo and beating there face in lol. Pac started gaining steam because he put on some of the best boxing bouts ive ever seen, gatti didnt beat the best but he was one of my favorite fighters of all time, why because he was entertaining to watch. Particularly the Ward fights. Even enjoyed him getting beat down by Floyd. Canelo was too reserved for me last night, i felt he could have easily knocked out mosley if he had a killer instinct from beginning to end. Boxing needs more excitement, like the mayweather cotto fight last night, i was standing the majority of that fight yelling at my TV lol. IMO its worth the risk, if canelo or another youngster beats one of the top fighters in there prime he will light a fire under the sport for many years to come. i honestly hope that it happens before its too late.
Don't get me wrong, I'm a big boxing fan and very much prefer it to UFC, but I'm def not as intense as Amir on the "Boxing vs UFC" debate. I think there's enough room for both, but I do agree boxing won't be as big as it once was, but will always have a strong and loyal fan base.
As for the Canelo vs PBF, DLH is right in holding of Canelo from PBF. Yes, PBF is getting old, but his talent/experience level is far and beyond what Canelo has. He has the potential to be the next great Mexican super champions of his era, but right now he's still getting into his own. Have we seen him fight a boxer who could stick and move and not get hit (a la PBF)? Most of Canelo's competition (Gomez, Mosely, Cintron, Hatton) literally stood in front of him and took his punishing blows from round 2 until the end of each fight.
Also, I was disappointed in Canelo's lack of finish. Yes, Mosely prides himself on never being KOed, but every time Canelo was on the verge of knocking Mosely out (which was A LOT), Canelo would get tired and let Mosely jab him 30 times and resustain his balance. Canelo still has a lot to learn before he fights the likes of PBF and Pacman.
I think Canelo vs Cotto would be the best fight for him, here's why:
1. Name recognition: Cotto is a top 10 P4P fighter, and just got a big boost in popularity for giving PBF the 2nd hardest fight of his career behind DLH (not to mention got PBF bloodied for first time). Gives Canelo some street cred for bigger fights.
2. Styles: Cotto is a power guy who can also stick and move. Will definitely test Canelo's conditioning as well as it did Floyds.
3. Mexico vs Puerto Rico: When the hell doesn't THIS make money?
[ Edited by Crazy49er1313 on May 6, 2012 at 11:06 AM ]