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It’s Me, Ernie

Now Tard’s in the huddle with Coach Jackson, that salad tosser is everywhere…

Posted October 9, 2013 11:38 pm 


Canelo has a lot of pro fights but people forget — he lacks a full developmental background of amateur experience.. That’s also the problem with Chavez Jr.. Lots of pro fights — no amateur fights.

If Canelo fought Golovkin he’d get murdered.. He’s a real talented kid.. He could possibly beat Cotto, but I honestly think Cotto would score the upset right now if he fought with attitude and confidence.

It’s like a basketball player… Your shot goes cold. Why did that happen??? You lost confidence.. You’re out of the moment.. The other team just scored 8 straight baskets and your team can’t buy one.. Your 20 point lead is about to evaporate. You’re scared to shoot — and the other team is loaded with confidence and excitement.

That’s about the time a coach like Phil Jackson calls a timout… He grins and pointedly tells a few team members about technical mistakes they’re making.. Then he looks around at everybody’s faces and shouts, “LOOSEN UP… You guy are paying so tight about 3 of you are going to pull a hamstring. Relax… make better decisions… get into the moment… play your game… Let’s go.”

The same thing happens to boxers… But 200 or more amateur fights teaches you to have better control over your emotions. That’s the major advantage guys like Rigondeaux, Golovkin, and Kovalev have. They’ve done this for 20 years and they never get nervous if something doesn’t go their way for a round or so. They make a quick adjustment and they’re rght back to dictating the fight.

Posted October 9, 2013 9:11 pm 


And Squared Off get KTFO, Cotto puts Alvarez away!!

Posted October 8, 2013 12:03 am 

Squared-Circle Real Talk (a.k.a. The Lion King of Beat Street)

Cotto and his team have done everything in their power to avoid Canelo — including taking a fight with Trout. Let’s see if Team Cotto can finally muster the courage to face young Alvarez, who will be coming off that loss with a vengeance.

Posted October 7, 2013 11:14 pm 

Joseph Herron

Public Enemy,

I get what you’re saying, but it sounds like you’re severely discounting Canelo’s abilities in the ring.

Floyd made the young phenom look ordinary…but, he also did the same thing to Juan Manuel Marquez, a fighter who is far from ordinary.

Canelo is much better than you and most of his detractors recognize.

Time will reveal the bigger picture.

Posted October 7, 2013 3:40 pm 


The fight reminded of the Cotto from the good old days. It’s great to see one of my favorite, fearless warriors fighting at the top of his game.

Posted October 7, 2013 2:11 am 

Joseph Herron

Public Enemy, if GBP is willing to stick their man in the ring with the best fighter in boxing, I’m not so sure they suffer from that mentality any further.

But expect GBP to try and keep Canelo at 154 as long as they can…they have a virtual monopoly on the division.

Posted October 6, 2013 11:16 pm 

Joseph Herron

Well said, TARK…I would love to see that fight. Canelo has the size, power, and defensive prowess to do well at 160 pounds.

Unfortunately, GBP doesn’t have very many fighters under contract at 160. Expect Canelo to try and stay at Jr. Mid as long as he can.

Posted October 6, 2013 11:04 pm 


I definitely want to see the clash between Cotto and Canelo.

But if I was Canelo’s advisor I’d tell him to go straight to 160.

Go after Martinez.. Canelo is bigger than Martinez and he’s outgrown 154.. He’s just not comfortable at 154 anymore and he’s hurting himself.

Posted October 6, 2013 10:46 pm 

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