Originally Posted by WatchMeDoMe
What makes you so sure Canelo hits harder than Floyd? How could you possibly know?
It's called common sense. I'll walk you through it if you don't feel like thinking today:
A bona fide 154lb fighter usually hits harder than a guy who could be fighting at 140 if he bothered to cut weight. A guy who fights at 154lbs at 22y/o old probably can muster up a harder punch than a guy like Floyd who was fighting at 135 at the same age.
Canelo started his career at 140lbs when he was 15 y/o, Floyd started his pro career at 130lbs when he was 19. The heaviest Floyd has ever weighed for a fight was 151lbs against Cotto whereas Canelo continually weighs in at the JMW limit of 154.
If people want to argue that Canelo isn't as hard of a puncher as some people give him credit for, then I'm cool with that and I actually agree. If people want to argue that Floyd hits harder than people give him credit for, then I agree with that too. But if people want to say Floyd hits as hard or harder than Canelo then I have to call bullshit.
I'm a big fan of Floyd's and I don't see how it takes anything away from the guy when I say he can't punch as hard as somebody who is naturally a much bigger person than he is. Size isn't everything but usually a bigger person can hit harder than someone smaller than them. And b/c I think Canelo can punch harder than Floyd doesn't mean that Canelo is a devastating puncher. It just means I think he hits harder than Floyd.
Wait, I wrote all this shit and just realized that I haven't fought both of them so I couldn't possibly know these things. I'm just talking out of my ass I guess, lol.