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‘Nobody will ever be Julio Cesar Chavez’: Boxing pros react to Canelo’s decision win over Ryder

Canelo Alvarez beat John Ryder, but did he impress in doing so?

Canelo Alvarez beat John Ryder, but did he impress in doing so?
Canelo Alvarez beat John Ryder, but did he impress in doing so?
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Canelo Alvarez returned home to Mexico with a win tonight over John Ryder, grinding out a decision over 12 rounds in a fight he seemed to have in the bag in the first half, and more than just the question of whether he won the fight — he did — it’s a question of how impressive was he?

Early scanning online hasn’t seemed terribly impressed, and as always after a big fight, we turn to social media to see what the fighters’ fellow pros in and around the in-ring game had to say.

To be quite honest, there frankly just wasn’t a lot out there tonight, speaking to the general lack of pre-fight interest anywhere outside of Mexico, but Canelo’s former promoter, who used to make a lot of money promoting Canelo’s greatness, got a minor shot in, and a few others had quick thoughts of their own.

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