I'm astonished frankly, that you think that way.coneye wrote: ↑02 Oct 2023, 18:26 Canelo's raw power would overwhelm Joe , slapsy had speed and skills , capable of beating Canel , but Canelo's raw power , strenght and good timing would wear Joe out , Canelo whilst not being a devastating one punch ko artist , must hit hard with everything he throws ,you would have to say this , simply because everyone he fights he worries ,
For me a better fight harder to call would be Joe and Billy Joe Saunders ,, Calazgie winning though
Canelo has power, but not above anything Joe had already faced, and nobody ever came anywhere near close to stopping Joe.
Calzaghe faced some KO specialists at 168, and prevailed every time.
He walked directly onto a monster shot from Byron Mitchell, who was extremely heavy handed, and then got up, and proceeded to kick his arse. I don't think I've ever seen another fighter rise after such a heavy knockdown, and get straight back to it.
I don't see a scenario where either Calzaghe or Canelo overwhelm their opponent, both were too good, Canelo is underrated defensively, and has good movement, and is an intelligent fighter who uses counterpunching and effective aggression.
A close fight, Calzaghe wins by a couple of rounds, after losing some of the early rounds.
Calzaghe was always vulnerable against good counterpunchers, and was at his most impressive when fighters came straight to him, where his superior conditioning, shot selection and handspeed gave him a significant advantage - he also had incredible stamina and a very good chin, and even better powers of recovery.
Canelo would have picked his spots, but I think he would have been just a little off the pace, and would have lost too many middle rounds to pick out a win.