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Old 08-27-2013, 11:24 AM   #111
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now that would be an interesting strategy.....focusing on the body instead of the head. it could slow floyd down a bit, maybe enough for canelo to have a shot. if i remember right, cotto got in quite a few body shots in their fight. maybe one of the reasons floyd never wanted a rematch.
There was no need for a rematch, it wasn't nearly as close as some fans hyped it up to be. Cotto got shut out and almost knocked out in the last round, no need for a rematch. He also actually didn't land very many body shots clean honestly, i was surprised he didn't try to go to the body more. He landed a decent amount of jabs though. I would say it wouldn't be a bad idea for canelo to focus on the body though, try and wear floyd down. That's not a bad strategy, problem is that going to the body usually leads to floyd countering up top, which is why it makes it hard for a lot of fighters to do.

Either way, i'm hyped for this fight, and the undercard too, that's a stacked card. I got Floyd dominating this though, he's gonna school canelo and look to make a statement. As for Garcia vs Matthyse, that's a tough one. I like Garcia and i want him to win. But he does leave himself open to shots, and Matthyse obviously has power. But Garcia has a pretty iron chin. . .damn this is gonna be a good card. Oh yeah, winner of Garcia Matthyse should fight broner, if he beats maidana, which i think he will. Then the winner of that should fight floyd.

Oh and on the whole weight thing, i think a lot of people don't understand. Floyd has constantly fought guys that outweigh him by a good amount, and he's fought guys that outweighed him by like 16 pounds or more(Ortiz had a huge weight advantage, Baldomire had a huge weight advantage). It's nothing new to him.

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Old 08-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #112
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Oh yeah, winner of Garcia Matthyse should fight broner, if he beats maidana, which i think he will. Then the winner of that should fight floyd.
Broner needs to stay away from Matthyse, at least in the near future.
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Old 08-27-2013, 03:27 PM   #113
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Broner needs to stay away from Matthyse, at least in the near future.
Broner said he wanted to fight marquez. I honestly think if he wants to fight top tier fighters like that, he has to prove himself. I wanna see what he's made of, matthyse is the perfect test. I like broner, but i wanna see how he handles a tough opponent like matthyse or garcia.
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Old 08-27-2013, 05:03 PM   #114
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Broner said he wanted to fight marquez. I honestly think if he wants to fight top tier fighters like that, he has to prove himself. I wanna see what he's made of, matthyse is the perfect test. I like broner, but i wanna see how he handles a tough opponent like matthyse or garcia.
Matthyse is much more than a test for Broner.

Broner could beat Maidana, even though Matthyse is on record as saying he won't....not that that means a lot.
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Broner said he wanted to fight marquez. I honestly think if he wants to fight top tier fighters like that, he has to prove himself. I wanna see what he's made of, matthyse is the perfect test. I like broner, but i wanna see how he handles a tough opponent like matthyse or garcia.
Broner will never fight Marquez. Broner is a Haymon/GB fighter and Marquez is a Top Rank fighter.
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Broner will never fight Marquez. Broner is a Haymon/GB fighter and Marquez is a Top Rank fighter.
Never say never, but you're basically right. I forgot to get my promoter scorecard out.
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Never say never, but you're basically right. I forgot to get my promoter scorecard out.
Yeah, isn't it sad that you have to keep that in mind?

Anyway, I agree that the undercard for this fight is going to be very interesting. Matthyse is fighting with a lot of confidence right now, and must feel like he can knock out anyone at this point. Garcia has a ton of craft and a real good chin (as others have mentioned). I still like Matthyse just because of the potential for a one-punch KO, but it should be dynamite.

As for the main card, I want to say I think Canelo can do it, but on the other hand, other than the knock-down, I think the Trout fight was relatively even....I don't want to get into fighter X had trouble with fighter Y, who is a lesser version of fighter Z, etc....but it's hard not to make those comparisons sometimes. If Floyd is smart and doesn't try to do too much to entertain the crowd, I think his skill and class easily out-point Canelo. If he gets over-aggressive or out of character, I think Canelo's power gets to him. I will take the boring route and say Mayweather in a decision (and not a particularly close one).
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Broner will never fight Marquez. Broner is a Haymon/GB fighter and Marquez is a Top Rank fighter.
By the way, is there anyone in boxing (other than God) that gets publicly thanked by fighters in post-bout interviews more than Al Haymon? How did this guy get so ingrained with so many high profile fighters?
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Anyway, I agree that the undercard for this fight is going to be very interesting. Matthyse is fighting with a lot of confidence right now, and must feel like he can knock out anyone at this point. Garcia has a ton of craft and a real good chin (as others have mentioned). I still like Matthyse just because of the potential for a one-punch KO, but it should be dynamite.
I see a good, maybe great fight, but not necessarily a long one. I don't think Garcia can hang.
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It will be a good sports day. The Alabama-Texas A&M game precedes the big fight(s) at 2:30 PM CST.
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