Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan Scorecard by mike25


scorecard by MIKE25
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
SAUL ALVAREZ
9
9
10
9
10
47
AMIR KHAN
10
10
9
10
9
48

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Saul Alvarez

Amir Khan



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Champion97's picture

What did make of these performances from Alvarez and Khan? I must say I was really impressed by both, Khan boxed so well under the pressure, he was knocked out purely due to the effect of that one great shot, and not through being unable to cope with the magnitude of the fight, and Alvarez, well I thought he was superb in this fight, I thought this performance was much better than the one against Cotto, for many reasons, he definitely showed signs of improvement.

For Alvarez I thought he started off slow, and was missing a lot of punches. Then in the 4th and 5th rounds he was really starting to hurt khan. It looked like he improved a lot for fighting against fighters with a lot of movement. Like Lara or mayweather. I felt bad for khan after the knockout. Do you think he can bounce back from this fight?

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I agree and disagree at the same time, I think when you have a significant disadvantage in speed, and you aim to start fast, against an opponent whom is using extremely successful lateral movement in the most awkward way a fighter can, you want to look for openings you can capitalise upon, I think had Alvarez let his hands go any old when, he would have been over exerting himself as well as giving Amir Khan openings to land the counter, so I think he was really wise to cut off the ring, sustain controlled pressure, work his way in gradually, and maybe letting a few throw away punches go (which explains some of the occasions in which he was inaccurate), it is a good way to close the gap, but he could only do that if he was able to either corner Khan, or use his offence to cut down the distance. I thought Alvarez was doing all the right things in the first couple of rounds, and I think you could easily make the case that he won them both, although I gave them to Khan, Khan also started off so well, I was enjoying the fight so much, I was gutted it was over. I think round 4 contained a raised tempo, they both started to have more success, I think Canelo was able to close the gap, and tee off at times (the right hand to the body was such a great, intelligent weapon), his timing was phenomenal, and he was able to find more accuracy than in the first 9 minutes, but Khan also proved to be a phenomenal counter puncher, although his speed was awesome as always, but I don't think this was what frustrated Canelo, for the reason that he was prepared for Khan's speed, but not his ability to use his underrated timing ability to land single punch counters, and successfully punch out of exchanges (which Khan started to do more of in round 4), I think Canelo's punches started to have an impact in round 4, but I think he was able to unload with more force in round 5, and he did hurt Khan a couple of times, I'm not talking about the cut, I think Canelo managed to slow Khan down in round 5. Something that really impressed me from Khan was the way he rode punches from Canelo, he took the force away from them by following them in a parallel direction, rather than getting himself out of range and losing out on the potential opportunity to land a counter, I noticed that against Cotto, Canelo has periods when he didn't use his pressure, he just stood in the middle of the ring, and took a lot of punches from Cotto, I noticed him trying to use sheer brute force to push Cotto back in the later rounds, and just try to score with something so that he doesn't throw away any rounds, he didn't do that in fight, he used his offence in the right way, he used it to set up more success in a few different ways throughout the fight.

Sorry for the massive amount of text, I just couldn't resist being a boxing and giving a long, detailed analysis on the fight.

I feel a little bit sorry for him, but I think he had little to lose before the fight, few people really expected anything from him, and he should be and is very proud of himself, I very glad he is okay, I wouldn't worry about Khan if I were you or anybody else, although it can occur, it isn't usually the one punch knock outs that do serious, post fight damage, it is the long, sustained beatings which cause are more likely to cash trauma to the head, health wise, I'm sure Amir will be absolutely fine. Absolutely, I think he will be absolutely fine, and I think he has so much potential, he has a good 5 more years of prime time, so I would another 10 big fights, I think his confidence will become sky high of it wasn't already, he has pretty much nothing to lose now, but so much to give to sport, and so much to gain, I think his next fight should be against an opponent of the calibre of someone like Robert Guerrero, and provided he wins, I think the Garcia rematch is a great option, a fight Khan wins very comfortably in my opinion, and we all want to see him fight Kell Brook, I see no reason whatsoever why that can't happen.

About the undercard fights, I thought Lemieux was brilliant, I think the stoppage was premature, not unjustifiable, but not a call I agree with, I'm not a Tapia fan, and I didn't like his reaction. I thought Frankie Gomez was absolutely sensational, and he made an enormous statement, it will be interesting to see him step up in class, it is a real shame for Mauricio Herrera, and I'm not sure where he goes from here onwards. I'm watching Chisora vs Pulev now, but when it is over, I will update the PCOTM leader board.

What do you think about khan saying he doesn't want to fight Brook? Also why don't you like tapia? I was just wondering I really don't feel either way about him. Frankie Gomez looked great Saturday night.

Champion97's picture

I think it is personal between Amir Khan and Kell Brook, they respect each other deep down, but on the outside, they're not friends to say the least, you could call them 'bitter rivals'. I think Amir Khan ruling out a fight against Kell Brook, and saying he doesn't deserve the opportunity is his way of showing a lack of respect towards Brook, but I think the fight will happen one day.

I don't have anything against Glen Tapia, but I wasn't impressed with him when he fought David Lemieux, he should have respected his trainer's decision to pull him out, because Freddie's decision was justified, I think he could have prepared tactically better for Lemieux, I don't like it when fighters look for a one punch finish from the start, against a dangerous opponent, without listening to their trainer's advice, I think it is the kind of attitude that is bound to end in disaster, Tapia really didn't do himself any favours.

The performance from Frankie Gomez was golden, he really is one to watch.

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Computer decided to double my comment.

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Have you seen the PCOTM leader board? You're at the top now!

I just saw it. That's great.

Champion97's picture

You earned that spot pal, I'm just about to write a round by round hypothetical version of Golovkin vs Canelo, it is what I believe would happen if they fought, would be interested in reading it?

Thank you. I'll make sure to read about it sometime soon when it comes out.

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Thanks, by the way, Acerbitas has already written one, so you could give that a read if you like.