Weekend Wrap Up: Steady Growth & New Champ.

Canelo Alvarez keeps growing more and more each fight. Sure Kermit Cintron wasn’t an A+ fighter but he was a former world champion with world class experience. Canelo dominated Cintron in every round dropping him with a hard right hand in round four and finishing him heavy punches in round five as the ref stepped in.

Canelo called out Mayeather but will benefit from more seasoning. Mayweather has one foot permanent retirement anyways. If Canelo’s managment has patience with him, it will pay off quite handsomely. Besides a bigger fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. looms. That’s a huge fight in Mexico and with more build up a good fight here in the states.

I like Canelo’s body attack and punching power. He gets good leverage on his punches from his strong punching stance. With improvement in defense, he could make some big noise and be on top for awhile.

Seizing the Moment.

Adrian Broner did what he was supposed to do in Knocking out over matched Martin Rodriguez in the 3rd round to win the WBO title last Saturday night. Broner’s spped, skills, movement, and power were to much for Martin. Martin came out with pressure but roner placed his shots well. Broner is fast and knows the ring well. I’m not a huge fan of his show boating but I give him props for icing a fighter he was supposed to ice in exciting fashion.

Broner looks to have the skill set that will allow him to linger for awhile. We don’t know much about is chin and toughness yet though. We will see what he’s really made of when he steps up is competition. It will either make him better or break him but I suspect the former will happen.

Props to Cincinnati for it’s first title fight in 10 years. Cinci is a great boxing city. With Broner a new champion more title fights will be coming back soon.

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