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Anyone think Canelo will really fight Kovalev? Catch weight? Would be an interesting style match up. Kovalev's jab and power could trouble Canelo a lot. Conversely, Canelo's youth & body attack would be problematic for Sergei. All I know is that if I'm representing Kovalev, I'm demanding the strictest drug testing available. I don't believe a natural Canelo belongs at 175lbs. And, it's not like he's above suspicion either.
I feel it’s a negotiation tactic with team GGG. Even though Kovalev isn’t the same he’s still dangerous. Canelo’s power won’t go up with him and he doesn’t have the cardio to box for 12 rounds.
Kovalev is not a 12 round pressure fighter. He seems to shoot his wad after six. He takes rounds off after that. I don't think that will be an issue for Canelo as would be a pressure guy that makes you fight all 12.
Kovalev can box and fights off his jab. Canelo would have to work to get inside. That takes a lot of stamina. I can’t remember a fight where Canelo didn’t tire in the later rounds lol
and to boot, Canelo doesnt have fast feet so he cant close distance with great speed. unless Kovalev is crippled by a catchweight clause I think he breaks Canelo into little pieces at long range.
I thank Canelo Starches him with Body Shots
Canelo's power is there for the like of Khan, Smith and Fielding - the same Fiedling the better Smith blew out in a round.
But when ever he has stepped up to real championship level, I can't remember him even dropping anyone let alone starch them.