Carlos Canizales vs Sho Kimura

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Carlos Canizales vs Sho Kimura
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3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Date: 
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Location: 
Fuzhou, China
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
108
Referee: 
Raul Caiz Jr

Official Judging
Pinit Prayadsab 118 - 110
Gustavo Padilla 119 - 109
Ferlin Marsh 119 - 109

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Averaged Fan Card:

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Carlos Canizales
                                                                    
10
9.50
10
9.50
9.75
9.75
10
10
10
10
9.75
9.25
Sho Kimura
                                                                    
9
9.50
9
9.50
9.25
9.25
9
9
9
9
9.25
9.75


Fan Cards: Carlos Canizales vs Sho Kimura


scorecard by DIEGOYEYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CARLOS CANIZALES
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
118
SHO KIMURA
9
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
110


scorecard by PHILLYPHAN69
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CARLOS CANIZALES
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
118
SHO KIMURA
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
110


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CARLOS CANIZALES
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
9
117
SHO KIMURA
9
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
10
111


scorecard by FLOYD TOUGH COMPETITOR MAYWEATHER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
CARLOS CANIZALES
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
10
10
9
10
117
SHO KIMURA
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
10
9
111


Comments

Champion97's picture

Prediction,

I think Canizales is underrated, he has a very good record, 21-0-1, he drew with Taguchi, but Taguchi is good, he has a win over Reiya Konishi, and it was a dominant performance from him against Bin Lu. Canizales comes off 10 months out, longer than ideal, there might be some ring rust, but it's not a long layoff.

Kimura is already an over achiever, he pulled out a very good upset against Zou Shiming, defended his belt, and he was in a great fight against Kosei Tanaka, lost close. Kimura is 30, not young, and he is coming back down from 112, and he hasn't fought at 108 in 3 years.

If Kimura makes the weight and is not drained, then the weight favours him slightly, because he's used to fighting flyweights, he'll be able to do slightly more damage himself, but if he is drained, that's bad for him, because Canizales can punch, is a good fighter.

I think this is a 50/50 fight, you might lean towards the unbeaten fighter who is younger and fresher, but I think Kimura has been in against the better opposition, and you have to wonder how Canizales would do against Tanaka.

I think Canizales will win this, I think Kimura will be drained at the weight, not so drained he shouldn't be in the ring, but I think in the second half of the fight, he will fade, and Canizales will get a decisive lead.

I think Canizales wins a UD.

Wtf happened to Kimura?!

He looked like absolute shit to me. He must have been weight drained or something. He gassed quite early, didn't look sharp at all. His fight with Tanaka was very close. He lost pretty wide in this fight. And Canizales is not really better than Tanaka imo. He should never fight in this weight class again. He is way too big for it. I hope he still has something left at Flyweight. His body attack is beautiful.

Champion97's picture

Makes sense he was drained, but if he was that tight at the weight, why come in half a pound under the limit?, half a pound is a significant amount for a small fighter. I think Canizales is underrated.

Canizales can definitely be underrated. He looked like a very good fighter in there. But the thing is, Kimura looked horrible. His stamina was just not there, his punches didn't look sharp, he looked slow. I don't think Canizales is (much) better than Tanaka. Do you?

Champion97's picture

I'll have more of an opinion after I've seen the fight, but I don't know, I'm not saying he's better or worse, but he's on the same level as Tanaka, that's what I'm saying, he's underrated, none of these smaller guys get a lot of recognition below 115, but Tanaka has more of a reputation than Canizales, and they are on the same level, that's what I'm saying. It doesn't surprise me Kimura was drained, he was strong and hit hard at 112, hadn't made 108 in 3 years, so that was always going to be touch and go.

Whether Kimura was drained or not, you have to give Canizales credit, because he won a landslide UD over Kimura, in what seemed like a 50/50 fight, wasn't the PCOM favourite, like most of these cases in boxing, most likely a combination of the guy who looked bad not being at his best, but being in against an underrated opponent, like Williams against Hurd and Herring against Ito

I've never watched a full Kimura fight or Canizales other than Bin Lu. In your opinion, was this performance down to weight cutting? Or do you think Canizales could compete with the Flys like Tanaka?

Champion97's picture

I am about to watch the rest of the fight, but I think Canizales might be as good or even better than Tanaka, he is right on his level, but Kimura was not the same in this fight, I think he was weight drained. Both fighters have done good work to the body, but after 7 rounds, Canizales seems to have taken more of a toll than vise verse, and Kimura looks sluggish and lethargic at times. Had it not been for the weight factor, I think Canizales would have still won, but it would have been closer.

Gold's picture

Kimura is underskilled for a former world champion and he was likely affected by the weight in this fight. It was a huge upset when he beat Shiming and won his title at Flyweight. Canizales drew Taguchi, he's a good fighter but Tanaka is likely a level above. Tanaka is 23 years old, has a far better resume in beating guys like Acosta, Saludar, Taguchi, and Kimura, and looks better on the eye test. I believe I saw somewhere Canizales winning would set him up to be the mandatory challenger versus Kyoguchi down the line which would be a really good fight. Tanaka at Flyweight may be a bridge too far in my opinion.

Champion97's picture

Certainly don't agree on Canizales, he reminds me of Berchelt, has skill and power, I think he is on Tanaka's level, but I don't know if the fight will happen. Canizales vs Acosta would be a good fight.

Interesting. I haven't seen much out of either, and that is why I asked the two who had seen the fight. I've only seen 1 fight of each. Even if Tanaka struggles with the size difference, the flyweight division seems fairly weak right now, so he should be able to stick around. Feel like his best challengers may be young guys from the division below moving up. I'd love to see Kyoguchi-Canizales.

Champion97's picture

Replying specifically to goosu, because he asked me the question.

After watching the last 5 rounds, I still think Kimura was drained, but not so drained he couldn't have any success in the late rounds, not completely drained, somewhere in between being completely drained and being at his best. I think Canizales is very underrated, learned and improved from the Taguchi fight, is the best in his division.

Thanks. It will be interesting to see when/if he fights the super champion Kyoguchi.

Don't underestimate Ken Shiro, imo he has the most potential in the division

Champion97's picture

You might be right, Shiro against Canizales would be great.