RThe match-ups between two fan favorite sports, boxing and MMA, received a lot of positive fan reaction. Legendary Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez had a lot to say when asked about competing against UFC fighters recently.
Canelo Alvarez praised Cameron Usman in an interview with FightHype.com, calling him a talented fighter and suggesting that anyone can lose in combat sports given Usman’s recent defeat.
Then Uthman was asked what he had said about calling him. “Not now,” Alvarez replied, “not now, I want to have a great fight and make history in boxing. Then maybe when I finish boxing, maybe I can do those kinds of fights.”
“I beat Jake Paul,” Usman said on the “I’m an Athlete” podcast. Nobody cares. You have to beat him. I still get a bank account. I still get that. I beat Canelo, the biggest athlete in the world, although not close, 100 million in the bank. If I gamble, I gamble well.
A Mexican boxer wants to have good fights first, and then he may be willing to take on other challengers. Usman estimates he will earn $100 million from his fight with Alvarez, but only time will tell when the two men fight.
Usman and Jake Paul each tried to fight Alvarez. However, the Mexican ignored his objections. Considering what Usman and Paul said, they may get a chance to face Alvarez in the future.
What’s next for Canelo Alvarez?
Boxing fans witnessed one of the greatest upsets in the history of the sport when Russian boxer Dmitry Bivol defeated the Mexican heavyweight champion. Alvarez in 2011. In 2013, he stunned the world with his undefeated fight against Floyd Mayweather.
The 32-year-old is currently focused on his three-match showdown with Gennady Golovkin. The first battle between the two ended in draws twice. However, Alvarez won the second game by outpointing GGG.
Both fights met and exceeded the expectations of the audience by a large margin. Fans are now waiting for the third meeting between the two titans.
In addition, Alvarez and Bivol agreed to reunite in the squared circle. There is a good chance that Alvarez will fight Bivol again after his fight with Golovkin.