UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman admits that boxing Canelo Alvarez may simply be a milestone that he may chase.
It’s protected to say we’re within the period of celebrities and MMA fighters crossing over to the game of boxing. We’ve seen the likes of Conor McGregor, Jake and Logan Paul, Ben Askren, and shortly Tyron Woodley strive their hand on the candy science. May Usman comply with swimsuit?
Throughout a latest reside stream on Instagram, Usman spoke to his followers. Through the session, he expressed his perception that if he desires to field Canelo badly sufficient, he can get it (h/t LowKickMMA.com).
“I believe I can do something that I put my thoughts to. I don’t disrespect Canelo. I believe Canelo is likely one of the greatest, one of many biggest of this technology and I don’t disrespect him in any respect. I respect his expertise and I believe he’s an outstanding champion. However I additionally know no matter I put my thoughts to, I’m going on the market and I get it. So if it’s within the playing cards sooner or later, possibly we’ll dance, we’ll see.”
Canelo is broadly thought of to be the pound-for-pound greatest boxer on the planet. He’s one main title away from turning into the undisputed super-middleweight champion. The one title left for Canelo is the IBF, which is held by Caleb Plant. Talks between the 2 sides have reportedly fizzled out, nonetheless.
Canelo competes at 168 kilos. Usman ideas the scales at 170 earlier than every title combat.
Whereas a boxing match for Usman is probably not out of the realm of risk, he has unfinished enterprise contained in the Octagon. “The Nigerian Nightmare” is expected to put his gold on the line against Colby Covington in a rematch. The bout will doubtless headline UFC 268 in November with Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis being a attainable vacation spot.