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Canelo Alvarez Vs Miguel Cotto, Tyson Fury, RIP Bob Foster and Are The Carolina Panthers Destined for Super Bowl 50?

CABy Dave “Mythical” Siderski

Hi all, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve weighed in on the current boxing scene and much has happened. Here are my thoughts.

Canelo defeats Cotto…

Canelo Alvarez came away with a unanimous decision win in his highly anticipated matchup with Miguel Cotto a week ago Saturday night. Don’t get me wrong, it was a nice win for Canelo but I wasn’t exactly blown away. I thought Cotto gave Canelo a boxing lesson over the first half of the fight. However, in the end, Alvarez was just too strong for him. Canelo did just enough to win and that’s about it. I had it 7-5 in rounds.

Now talks shift to a potential matchup between Canelo and GGG. This would be a blockbuster financially but I saw nothing in this fight that leads me believe Canelo would have a chance. Golovkin is far too powerful and dynamic and I cannot think of a single advantage that Alvarez would have in the ring. Whether the fight is at 160, 157 or 155, GGG kicks Canelo’s ass, period!

The Winner and New Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury…

Excuse me for a second……Yaaawwwwwn! Ok, now I’m ready. There was a time where the crowning of a new Heavyweight champion would have been page one material for the Sunday paper, even on an NFL Sunday. However, Tyson Fury’s victory over future hall of famer Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday has barely received mention in the mainstream media. Thus is the state of affairs in the modern Heavyweight division.

I’m still not sure if he can fight or not but I’ll give Fury this, he’s entertaining. This was the first time I’ve ever seen karaoke performed in the center of the ring after a championship fight! Perhaps an appearance on “The Voice” or “Dancing with the Stars” is next. Hell, he can’t be any worse that Sugar Ray Leonard was on that show. Tyson Fury will likely be only a placeholder in Heavyweight Boxing history but it might be fun to watch while it lasts.

RIP Bob Foster…

Kudos to my RSR colleague Ian “The Boxing Historian” Murphy for his tribute to Bob Foster. Ian I agree with everything you said. This guy was an absolute beast in his prime and must be included on the short list of any legitimate discussion of the greatest Light Heavyweights of all time. He would wipe the floor with the Light Heavyweights of today, without question.

NFL Thoughts of the Week: The Carolina Panthers…

Who would have predicted the Carolina Panthers would be the NFL’s last remaining undefeated team at 11-0. They are powered by a defense that ranks second in the NFL. I don’t think they’ll run the table but will almost certainly be the NFC’s #1 seed. Their chief competition in the NFC appears to be the Arizona Cardinals. The 9-2 Cardinals rank 1st in the NFL in total offense, 3rd in total defense and Carson Palmer is having a career season. After that, the pickings are slim but let’s not write the Seahawks off just yet. This is a team with championship talent and, if they make it, could be very dangerous come playoff time. In spite of Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, I still believe the Patriots are the class of the AFC (if they can get healthy by the playoffs). It will be interesting to see what happens come January.

That’s it for this week. Peace out!

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