The present of Saul Alvarez has him as one of the best athletes of today around the world, because after crowning himself as the first undisputed 168-pound champion With an impressive knockout, his popularity skyrocketed globally and he is constantly receiving challengers for his next fight.
It is not only his boxing level, but the strong economic sum that represents facing the Mexican champion, since he is currently one of the boxers who offers the greatest retribution to his rivals. According to ESPN, against Caleb Plant guaranteed you a bag of USD 10 million, the biggest of his career.
The last to talk about Canelo Alvarez came from UFC, the mixed martial arts discipline that has grown in popularity over the last decade and has great champions in its track record, including Kamaru usman, the 1.83 meter Nigerian and current welterweight champion.
“It would be the greatest combat in history. See the best pound-for-pound combat sports and go head-to-head. It would probably be the biggest event in history “Usman claimed for DAZN, when he referred to the two fighters as the best in their discipline today.
“That is something that does not scare me. That’s something that wakes me up in the morning. It’s something for which I could risk leaving my daughter for another 12 weeks, ”said Kamaru Usman.
This challenge would be unusual for the two combatants, who have never fought outside their discipline and would mean an unusual decision for both of them, especially for Saul Alvarez, who was in charge of making fun of the proposal.
In some statements collected during the context of the fight against Caleb Plant, the Canelo answered this question with an ironic word: Payday, which he accompanied with a small laugh and which refers to the main reason why the Nigerian would seek the fight: economic gain.
In another interview for TMZ Sports, Usman stressed his intention to get the fight with Álvarez: “I have already said the name that interests me. Canelo. That’s what interests me ”, so he has been in charge of selling the idea of a possible fight.
Despite this insistence on the part of the 34-year-old Nigerian, Saul Alvarez He is focused on his next purely professional boxing challenge, where he tries to increase his legacy in boxing based on world titles, something very far from what he proposes Kamaru.
While waiting for the winner of the fight between Makabu vs Mchunu, where the WBC Cruiserweight Champion and future rival of the Mexican, with whom he will try to get a new belt in his fifth different division.
This request of the Nigerian provoked ridicule in his last rival, the American Colby covington, whom he defeated on November 6 and who claimed that it was something completely unreal.
“It’s probably the funniest thing I’ve ever heard in my life. It is not even credible. (…) He’s just trying to get paid, he doesn’t want to fight tough fights anymore, man. He wants to get his big fight for millions of dollars and just leave at sunset ”, he sentenced for MMA News.
This was the last surreal request that was presented to Álvarez and that he himself underestimated by means of a subtle mockery, so the possibility is very remote at the moment, especially because of his constant criticism of such unprofessional events in the past.
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