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Canelo Alvarez Dismissive Of Kamaru Usman: “It Don’t Make Sense For Me”

Posted on 11/10/2021

By: Hans Themistode

After running through another welterweight contender in Colby Covington, Kamaru Usman is starting to get bored.

Currently, the UFC belt holder is in the midst of a 19 fight win streak and has floated around the idea of retiring from the cage while on top of the sport. Though Usman has looked far and wide, he struggles to find an opponent that he believes will push him. With that said, if the UFC star can get his hands on Canelo Alvarez in a boxing ring, his motivation will be through the roof.

“When have we ever seen the pound for pound best in both combat sports fight in their prime?” Questioned Usman during an interview with Max Kellerman. “We’ve never seen that. Wouldn’t the world love to see that? I know I would.”

Despite Usman’s interest in testing the waters against Alvarez in a boxing ring, the newly crowned undisputed super middleweight champion is uninterested in the idea.

“It don’t make sense for me,” said Alvarez during an interview with TMZ. “I want to make history in boxing.”

Alvarez, 31, is just a few days removed from picking up arguably the biggest win of his career. This past Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Mexican star scored an 11th round stoppage win over Caleb Plant. In doing so, Alvarez ripped away his IBF world title in the process and became the first super middleweight to hold all four titles at once.

Though Alvarez has made frequent trips to the ring over the past few years, the pound-for-pound star reiterated that he fully intends on taking a long and much-needed break. Once he does begin mulling over options for his next ring appearance, Alvarez has thrown around names such as Jermall Charlo, David Benavidez, and Artur Beterbiev – not Kamaru Usman.

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Dana White Urges Kamaru Usman To Steer Clear Of Canelo Alvarez

Posted on 11/07/2021

By: Hans Themistode

The talent pool in the UFC’s welterweight division is beginning to run thin. Kamaru Usman, the division’s current belt holder, successfully defended his crown this past Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, against perennial contender Colby Covington.

Ironically enough, several hours away in Las Vegas, Nevada, another highly anticipated showdown was taking place at the exact same time, just in a slightly different sport.

As Usman was busy swapping fists with Covington, Canelo Alvarez was on his way to making history. The Mexican star leveled his frustrations early on during his showdown against Caleb Plant, to ultimately score an 11th round stoppage win. In doing so, Alvarez became the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time.

During much of the lead-up of Usman’s title defense against Usman, the UFC star claimed that he would love the chance to step into the ring against Alvarez.

“When have we ever seen the pound for pound best in both combat sports fight in their prime?” Questioned Usman during an interview with Max Kellerman. “We’ve never seen that. Wouldn’t the world love to see that? I know I would.”

To the credit of Usman, he’s correct. Never before has there been a time where the pound-for-pound best fighters in the world from both combative realms tangoed. With that said, Dana White, the UFC’s current president, doesn’t believe it would be in Usman’s best interest to jump ship and head to the boxing world.

“I watched the Canelo fight,” said White following Usman’s win. “You don’t want to fight Canelo. You don’t want to fight Canelo. Come on, come on man. Let’s stop this shit.”

Despite White sitting front and center at UFC 268 late last night, he was seen on video tuning in to watch Alvarez’s triumphant win.

The 31-year-old Mexican star grinned from ear as he proudly draped all four major world titles around his waist. But while Alvarez appeared to be the happiest person at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, White joined him in his excitement.

“I bet on Canelo, that’s why I watched the fight. I bet 100,000 on him to win by knockout.”

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UFC Star Kamaru Usman Confident He Could Defeat Canelo Alvarez In A Boxing Ring: “I Can Do Anything I Put My Mind To”

Posted on 07/31/2021

By: Hans Themistode

There’s been a large influx of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters leaving the steel cage and entering the boxing ring. Former UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) middleweight champion Anderson Silva recently outpointed former middleweight belt holder, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

In the next few weeks, former long-reigning UFC welterweight titlist Tyron Woodley will have his first sanctioned boxing match when he takes on Logan Paul. Also, Vitor Belfort, a one-time UFC light heavyweight champion, will leave the confines of the MMA cage to take on 2014 boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya on September 11th.

Currently, Kamaru Usman enjoys life as one of the best UFC fighters in the world and is the reigning and defending welterweight belt holder. The 34-year-olds title reign is widely regarded as one of the best the fight promotion has ever seen. But while he’s currently riding an 18 fight win streak, which includes four title defenses, pound-for-pound star and unified super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez, has caught his eye.

With the Mexican native considered the best boxers in the world, Usman is tempted to test that theory. The goal for Usman isn’t simply to hold his own. No, the UFC star flat out believes he can pull off the unthinkable.

“I think I can do anything that I put my mind to,” said Usman during a self-recorded video. “I don’t disrespect Canelo. I think Canelo is one of the best and one of the greatest of this generation. I do not disrespect him at all, I respect his skills and I think he’s a phenomenal champion. But I also know whatever I put my mind to, I go out there and get it.”

Alvarez, 31, is currently on the lookout for a new opponent. The former four-division champion recently saw negotiations between himself and IBF super middleweight titlist Caleb Plant breakdown. With the Mexican star attempting to get back into the ring by mid-September, team Alvarez is scouring the boxing landscape for his next foe.

Not amongst the possible candidates is UFC’s Usman. The 34-year-old is penciled to take on highly rated contender Colby Covington on November 6th, at Madison Square Garden, in New York City.

While Usman remains focused on defending his title for the fifth time, he isn’t ruling out the possibility of following in the footsteps of many MMA fighters who eventually tried their hand in the boxing ring.

“If it’s in the cards in the future, maybe we’ll dance.”

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