Talkin Fight: Neil the Deal
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And there we are good evening, neil good evening, fight fans.
Welcome to yet another episode of neil the deal.
I’Ve got neil in the house.
What do you got for us tonight? I hear you have uh one of my favorite fighters.
Uh these days, lined up is that right, you got mr canelo lined up.
Yes, i do graham good evening.
How are you everybody out there nice to see you again, graham thanks for having me out.
Listen guys, i want to say, hi how you doing all the likes shares and subscriptions have been coming in absolutely off the hook.
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We appreciate them all the shares the likes and the subscriptions.
So, thank you very much from the bottom of my heart again and uh.
Hopefully, you’re all out there today checking the neil.
The deal show we’re talking about a guy tonight.
Graham, you said he’s one of your favorite uh fighters of this day he’s still uh an active fighter.
Uh he’s done many many pay-per-views over the last few years that have grossed enormous amounts of money, um and he’s a heck of a fighter.
So we’re going to be talking about his nickname is canelo.
Canelo canelo actually means cinnamon.
Did you know that, graham i did not yeah.
He got the name because of his red hair, canelo, so being uh translated to cinnamon.
I guess it’s a mexican word uh and that’s that’s how he got the nickname canelo.
So he wasn’t born canelo.
He just got the nickname canelo, so he was born actually guys.
His real name is santos saul, alvarez, baragon, santos, saul, baragon, alvarez baragon, so he keeps the alvarez and he just goes canelo alvarez right yeah, so he was uh.
He was born july 18th, one of my favorite days same day.
My father was born july 18th.
Happy birthday on july 18th that uh 1990, so that would make canelo 30 years old right now so he’s still a young guy he’s got lots of fighting them.
Obviously you guys check him out.
Any of his fights.
Uh online are tremendous.
The guy is uh.
Definitely in the top five fighters in the world right now possibly could be the number one fighter in the world right now, so um he’s fought in five different weight divisions in his career.
So far he’s fought in the welterweight division, the light welterweight division uh.
No, i’m sorry welterweight division, light, middleweight division, middleweight super middleweight and light heavyweight.
So that’s a pretty big stretch going from uh welterweight up to light heavyweight.
So that’s a that’s a big stretch in weight, so um he’s obviously able to fluctuate quite a number of pounds and still be successful because any time this guy fights he basically wins.
I think uh, i think he’s got one loss.
Actually he does have one loss.
So he’s currently the unified uh super middleweight world champion, holding the wba wbc and the ring magazine titles so he’s got the unified super middleweight title of the world right now uh.
He also has a total.
His record of total fights would be 57 so he’s over.
That 50 mark so 57 uh he’s got 54, wins one loss and two draws: that’s a pretty impressive uh, pretty impressive totals he’s got uh 36 of the 54 wins were by knockout, and that would give him a 63.
2 percent knockout percentage ratio.
So again, there guys he’s over the 60 mark.
So that’s uh had some pretty fantastic stuff.
There um he’s he’s quite a guy he’s.
A he’s been known.
Graham, is probably the best counter puncher in the game.
Okay, he watches fights.
He lets guys come at him.
They can try to bully him.
They can try and push them around, but he just seems to he.
He has fantastic uh reflexes as soon as he sees the guy, throw a punch he’s already throwing a punch so he’s he they throw a punch, he’s right back with a punch.
You know what i mean like he he’s a very toe-to-toe guy.
He basically breaks it down, he’s he’s a a big body puncher, so he wears you down uh.
He throws funny enough.
I’Ve noticed that he does throw a lot of punches at the arms so that old strategy of throwing punches at the arms to wear out the guy’s arms.
I think he’s using that he doesn’t do it all the time, but you can see throughout a fight he.
He does that a little bit.
You know to uh to ensure that the guy’s are feeling the punishment that i guess you would have to say so guys canelo uh alvarez.
You got ta check this guy out, he’s been on pay-per-views like he’ll, be on more pay-per-views.
This year, abs for sure um, i would suggest if you’re gon na spend some money on a pay-per-view that you watch canelo uh he’s well worth the money and uh he he he does knock guys out, like he’s got 36 knockouts.
But a lot of his recent fights have been going the distance all right.
So i mean, if you’re going to spend 80 bucks.
I guess you’re going to get 12 rounds of good fighting instead of the old mike tyson fights where they just basically lasted.
You could go to the washroom and come back when the fight’s over.
So you know there goes your 80 bucks, you didn’t even see the fight and you lost your 80 bucks.
So you know he’s not that kind of guy, but he does have that capability.
He could actually, you know, take people out in the first second round, so you probably want to start watching the fight right from round one uh he’s ranked number one in the world for best active boxer, uh category pound for pound.
So he’s right, number one is the best power for pound guy in the world.
That’Ll tell you right there.
You know, i mean, if you’re the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
That is an unbelievable thing.
So guys you really out there the talk and fight fans.
Neil the deal fans, all all the people out there you got ta check him out, he’s uh, he’s absolutely amazing and uh he’s a his family life.
Actually we’re just gon na talk a little bit more about him, his family life.
Aha, mike there you go yeah.
I know you guys noticed that looking a little younger today, i think eh, it’s not bad.
I haven’t done this for a while anyways just thought: i’d give it a try whatever i normally don’t do it in the winter, because your face freezes, but whatever we’ll go with flow right.
So anyways canelo is uh, the youngest of eight brothers or eight siblings.
So he has seven brothers: he has seven brothers and a sister or six brothers and a sister right so there’s eight siblings in the family and he’s the youngest one.
So his other six brothers right, six yeah six brothers are actual professional boxers as well, graham wow.
So they fought on undercards that he’s uh headlined and they fought some tough competition too, like ramon, i think his brother ramon was on one and he’s got a bunch of brothers like there.
It’S a whole fighting family there, what seven fighters in the family like pro fighters – so that’s, i guess, be interesting at christmas time.
You know if somebody had a few too many drinks, what would go on over there? You know you got seven professional fighters in the house.
That could be quite the brawl so uh.
He turned pro at 15 years old.
Graham, have we ever heard of a guy turning pro at 15? They don’t normally like 15 and he won.
He won the junior nationals in mexico, right the national junior nationals uh and in his first 19 months he knocked out 11 of his first 13 opponents.
So right off the hop he was just.
You know he was really doing the job.
He didn’t really have an amateur career agreement because when he’s 15 you’re just and you go bro, what are you gon na? Do? Have a amateur korea? 10, like i don’t know right, so he basically, i don’t think he had amateur.
You know canelo if you’re watching.
Mr alvarez, if you’re watching, maybe you can give us a comment and did you actually have any amateur fights i i haven’t been able to find any so that’s kind of that’s kind of weird.
You know, but i guess down there he’s from guadalajara mexico.
He was born in guadalajara by the way, and it was a very tough town.
Probably still is.
He still resides there um and uh, probably when he was 15 years old, they probably needed the money.
I would think that’s why he had to turn pro at such a young age.
They were probably dirt poor.
You know so he’s, obviously not dirt pouring out, graham because uh, you know how much his net worth is.
Nope, well not bad! For a guy that came from guadalajara, mexico and probably didn’t figure, he was going to do much more than getting a few street fights, but he’s now worth 140 million dollars.
That’S pretty impressive! That’S not bad 140 million dollars and and counting he’s gon na be in some big pay-per-views.
This year’s guys check them out.
Canelo alvarez uh he’s absolutely crazy.
He also apparently uh.
He did have a bit of a an amateur career, but i don’t think it was much but in his is, i guess the start of his pro career was almost like his amateur career, so his uh trainer, who was his father and his father’s friend there was An interview that they said uh he actually fought ten more fights than is actually stated at 57.
It should actually be 67.
, so there’s 10 more fights and there were 10 knockouts.
That’S what the father and the friend had said in the interview that they were in such small towns in mexico that they had no documentation of the fights early on when he was 15 and 16 years old.
So they just didn’t document it because he was so young and he was always fighting older guys too, like when he was 15.
He was fighting 17 18 year olds right.
So i love a hell of a career um, some of his notable fights uh the ones that i’ve seen anyways, that are very uh, like amazing, to watch, and i mean pound for pound the best boxer in the world right now.
You guys you guys, you got to really check this guy out.
You know, share them.
Share the the videos, like the videos subscribe to my channel and uh share them with your friends and stuff of that sort, so notable fights we’ll start off.
He fought uh miguel vasquez twice.
Uh vasquez was the first titles that he was uh, trying to [ Music ] attain and uh.
He beat him both times.
So then he fought uh uh, jose cotto, and then he fought a guy named uh alvarez versus canelo, which was the wbc super light middleweight championship and then uh.
He fought another guy alvarez versus baldomir baldomir check this guy out baldomir.
He was awesome, so baldomir basically said to canelo before the fight baltimore said.
I believe he was.
He only had one loss or something baldwin, graham and he’d only been he never been knocked out um.
He had been knocked down once or something in 50.
Odd fights – and he was just basically unstoppable and canelo knocked him out in the sixth round out cold like out cold, didn’t get up and baltimore has never been the same like that was basically, i think that crushed his eagle or something i don’t know what happened To him, but he’s he’s kind of gone into a hiding after that so and he fought a guy named matthew hatton, who was the european uh welterweight champion? I believe it’s not ricky hat and it’s matthew hatton.
So it must be part of that hat and fighting hatton family over in europe and england uh.
Then he fought uh shane mosley, which is another guy.
We’Re gon na talk about one day, shane mosley uh, absolutely amazing, fight guys check it out.
Alvarez versus mosley was uh, alvarez won.
Unanimous decision went all the way, so it was a toe to toe match that that one was really good, uh and canelo versus um canelo versus uh.
That’S it that’s all we got, you got them all.
So 140 million bucks he’s made in all these fights guys, so he you know, he’s not no chump, changer and uh a hell of a fighter still fighting active today and we’ll be probably active for another five to ten years.
I would think so check them out.
Keep the likes the shares and the subscriptions coming guys.
Neil the deal is having a blast over here and i want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.
Hopefully, we’ll see you again soon tomorrow night, seven o’clock i’ll be here.
Hopefully, you will be too tomorrow, night.
Tomorrow, oh, it’s friday! Is it graham okay, guys there we go graham, has decided to change it to 6 30.
So i guess every friday now it’s gon na be 6 30.
I thought that was just a one-off last week, but apparently it’s happening every week, so forever yeah so monday to thursday at 7, 00 pm and friday.
I’Ll be here hopefully you’ll be here.
Your friends will be here, keep them sharing, keep them like and keep them subscribing.
So much for all those they’ve been awesome, keep up the comments, keep them coming and mike.
How are you my beard? I decided i needed a change just wanted to change.
So hopefully you guys aren’t uh, you know too too scared by it.
I don’t know, i think i look five or ten years younger.
I don’t know i’m looking alright, i think here after tonight’s show i’m going to go up in the google land and find out if uh, if there’s been any examples throughout history other than abel and kane of brothers going toe toe-to-toe in the ring.
Have you ever heard of any brothers going toe-to-toe? In the end, i have obviously fighting in the nhl yeah, i’m saying like in professional boxing, there’s probably a few, but what usually happens is uh there.
The brothers will be will be uh.
You know like, for instance, on canelo: that’s we’ll just use him as the example right here he’s got six brothers yeah and i believe they’re in different weight categories in him.
They’Re either lighter.
I think, they’re lighter than him like they’re, light, welterweight and venom.
I don’t think they’re bottom weight.
That’S a good question, graham, maybe guys look that up see if there’s any brothers that actually have professionally fought each other.
That’S an interesting thought.
You know so uh and, like i said it’s in hockey, it’s it’s happened.
You know the stahls they’ll fight.
You know the hunter brothers used to fight all the time, dale hunter and mark hunter.
Oh my god watch that one guys, one day, the fight in montreal holy moly against quebec.
Oh my gosh! What a bite went on for periods, so uh yeah, so let’s uh, let’s see you guys tomorrow at 6, 30.
thanks again, uh just appreciate everything you guys are awesome.
Thank you so much, and hopefully you can make it out tomorrow night and we’ll uh we’ll be talking a little more talk and fight with you all right guys.
Thanks graham take care of yourselves guys, we’ll see you tomorrow, god bless.