Kamaru Usman, who is perhaps today the greatest figure in the world of mixed martial arts (UFC), has between his eyebrows a fight against the unified super middleweight champion (WBA, WBC, WBO), the Mexican, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, and is willing to do it in the form of boxing.
The current welterweight champion of the UFC, the possibility of starting negotiations to finalize a fight with Canelo Alvarez is simply one of his biggest goals in the future, and is also an interesting idea in his thinking, it would be a resounding success as a Pay Per View event.
“When in history have we seen the two pound-for-pound fighters in the world? When have they competed? Never,” he said during an interview for DAZN.
“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 added.
During his last bouts, the current UFC’s top-ranked player has gained popularity for his better performance in boxing, which is why Usman thinks that the fight with the Mexican champion would make a lot more sense.
But at the moment Canelo’s priorities seem to be different, and they begin with his undisputed super middleweight championship fight against Caleb Plant, this Saturday in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo learned of Usman’s desire for a fight, and in a press conference on Wednesday, the Mexican responded to these statements by the UFC welterweight champion, and was quite clear despite the shortness of his words
“”Pay Day, Pay Day” (pay day, pay day). With these words, Canelo did not give much importance to the possible duel between the two.”