Shawn Porter Offers His Opinion On Canelo Alvarez vs Andre Ward: “I Suppose It’s A 50/50 Battle” | BoxingInsider.com


Posted on 03/15/2021

By: Hans Themistode

Regardless of Andre Ward hanging up his boxing gloves greater than three years in the past, followers have continued to hope and pray that he’ll wipe the mud off his boxing trunks and step into the ring yet one more time.

However whereas Ward formally retired after defeating Sergey Kovalev for the second time in 2017, many have been hoping that he would stick round a bit longer to tackle pound for pound star Canelo Alvarez. With Ward not solely in impeccable form but in addition solely 37 years of age, followers have held on to a modicum of hope that he’ll finish his abrupt retirement and tackle Alvarez.

Becoming a member of a lot of the boxing world who’re presently break up down the center on how issues would shake out in that proposed matchup, is former two-time welterweight champion, Shawn Porter. As he sits down and breaks down the attributes of every fighter, he identified the place every man would shine most if a combat truly got here to fruition.

“I feel now, Canelo is within the prime of his profession,” mentioned Porter on his podcast The Porter Approach Podcast Clips. “I feel stepping into the ring with Andre Ward would trigger him to be even larger than we’ve seen earlier than. Canelo has unbelievable energy, unbelievable velocity and excellent protection. I feel Canelo has higher energy, I feel their velocity is comparatively the identical. Each guys have actually good protection. I feel it’s a 50/50 combat.”

For Alvarez, his ascension to the highest of just about each pound for pound listing is a product of his notable wins in a number of weight lessons. Though Porter acknowledges his achievements, he can’t assist however look again on the one time he struggled mightily within the ring.

Practically a decade in the past, a a lot youthful and less-seasoned Alvarez was outboxed and outsmarted within the ring in opposition to Floyd Mayweather. No matter one decide scoring their bout a draw, the remaining two judges scored their contest in favor of Mayweather.

On the night time, Alvarez merely had no solutions and misplaced just about each spherical within the eyes of the general public. Whereas he’s improved significantly, Porter may envision a situation through which historical past repeats itself.

“Earlier than Canelo fought Floyd, he had by no means been within the ring with anybody like Floyd. We noticed him have bother and I can see the identical factor occurring with Dre. Floyd was the commander and chief within the ring and I can see the identical factor with Andre Ward being the commander and chief within the ring in opposition to Canelo.”



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