Both men are considered in the conversation of pound-for-pound great in their respective sports of boxing and mixed martial arts, but can the fight be put together?
Here’s everything we currently know about the proposed Alvarez vs Usman fight, should Canelo move past Plant in November.
Usman has made it clear that he wants to face Canelo, with the 170-pound MMA Champion believing that he needs to have a different challenge in his career. Speaking to The Schmo, he said: “Honestly, I just wanna see who these guys step out, make the appropriate noise for the organization, for fans, and to get me excited enough to say, ‘OK, that’s the next guy. That’s the guy I wanna fight.’ None of these guys [in the UFC] are doing it.
“I might have to go drag Canelo out of, you know when he’s done with all these guys that he’s running through. It’s never been done. I might have to drag him into, if not an Octagon, I might have to drag him in the ring and actually take him.
“Because he’s pound-for-pound, it’s never been done. Pound-for-pound MMA fighter and pound-for-pound boxer. That might be next if these guys can’t prove that they’re the next #1 contender.”
Will Canelo Fight Usman?
If this bout were to go ahead, it would more likely be taking place in a boxing ring rather than an octagon.
It would certainly be a more intriguing matchup than McGregor vs Mayweather, as both men are legitimately considered the P4P greats in their sports, whereas McGregor had arguably lost a step or two by the time he got in there with ‘Money.’
Usman is not the only star who has been calling out Canelo, as Jake Paul revealed earlier in 2021 that he believes he is not far off eventually getting a shot at the P4P king in boxing.
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