Canelo Alvarez has responded to the possibility of fighting heavyweight champion of the world Oleksandr Usyk.
Canelo, who is arguably the number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet right now, has never shied away from stepping in the ring with anyone, no matter their capabilities or the size of their reputation.
However, you would never have expected the Mexican to find himself fighting in the heavyweight division. After all, he’s half the size of some of them, you’d assume that he’d get eaten for breakfast.
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What appears to have caught Canelo’s eye is that the current unified heavyweight champion of the world is naturally a cruiserweight and one that is not substantially bigger than himself.
As a result, there appears to be genuine consideration from Canelo and his team to fight Usyk at some point in the future. Whether that will be at heavyweight or cruiserweight remains to be seen.
Canelo Alvarez on a potential Oleksandr Usyk fight: “As a fighter, I don’t care, I fight whoever, anybody. But first is first, I have this [Dmitry Bivol] fight, but I really don’t care. Why not, maybe?”
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Naturally, you ask yourself at what point has Canelo bitten off more than he can chew. We have wondered that for several years now, though, and he is yet to find himself out of his depth against anyone…