We give him his props. Although i must admit i just don't see it happening. Canelo is a good fighter but he has overrated power. out of his opponents that were on the same level skill wise, who has he ko'ed? no one. this is not a knock on him cause i honestly see a little genius when he fights. He sets up shots, feints and has above average defense. i just don't think he can beat GGG.
C'mon Flazi, does that ever happen? Lol
Nobody even gave Jacobs a chance, and we saw how that turned out. It's kinda hard to answer your question as to whether or not he's knocked anybody out that's on his level, skill wise. Answering that question, would insinuate that he's at somewhat of an elite level, skill wise.
It's funny that not many are willing to admit that the kid has skills (though you just did). It's either people want to "see him in a challenging fight" (to see him lose) or see him steamrolled against somebody.
Now, didn't people say that Trout would box his ears off before they fought? So Austin Trout was, until he lost to Canelo, then he's suddenly "not as good as we thought" to many. Canelo lost to Floyd, cool, no shame in that. Folks just knew Cotto would beat him, based off what he did to Sergio. We saw how that went.
Just a couple of weeks ago, GGG was supposed to slaughter Jacobs, whom's chin was highly questioned, and what happened? A nicely fought game plan made him look less than stellar, though he still won the fight. A welterweight made him look ordinary, so yeah...that's two fights in a row that he's looked not so great.
Most don't believe that Canelo can beat him, cool....but I believe Canelo upsets the apple cart and executes an even better game plan. Canelo's not widely known for his power, but as you said, he sets up shots and has exceptional defense. It's not just about how much power a guy has, it has even more to do with how he delivers the shot(s) that you don't see coming, which usually changes the pace of a fight or stops it altogether.
GGG's power was supposed to make Jacobs look like easy work, and his power ended up being less of a story as the fight wore on. So yeah, he had power, bu didn't set up those shots good enough to put Jacobs out of his misery. Same thing goes for Kovalev in the Ward fight.