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Canelo Would Not Rule Out Facing a UFC Fighter - If Money is Right

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would not rule out the possibility of facing a fighter from the UFC in a boxing match - if the money made sense.

Canelo, who captured titles in three different weight classes, is moving up by two full divisions to the light heavyweight division on November 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when he challenges WBO world champion Sergey Kovalev.

Back in August of 2017, Floyd Mayweather Jr. snapped a two year retirement to stage a cross-sport boxing match with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. Mayweather started slow, but broke down and stopped McGregor in the tenth round. The fight generated the second highest buyrate in history - with a massive financial windfall for all involved.

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Since that lucrative contest took place, several UFC fighters have been beating the drum to face a superstar boxer in a boxing match.

Canelo does not view such a contest as a challenge, but it could present him with a very lucrative opportunity.

"For me it is not a challenge to fight with a UFC fighter , but (I would do it) if it represents good business," said Canelo in a talk with TUDN.

Canelo emphasized that both disciplines are very different and that is why it would not be a challenge for his career.

He explained that UFC fighters are trained in a completely different style of stand-up fighting, and that inexperience makes them very vulnerable against a legitimate boxer.

"[Mixed Martial Arts fighters] do not present a challenge, nor a risk, because the styles and the way of fighting are very different, it's as if you are fighting with a street fighter," Canelo said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Mindgames on 10-17-2019

Woodley is one of the most boring mma fighters out there. Cant imagine this selling, theres no selling points at all.

Comment by Cigar on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=mike1010011;20128499]Why is the discussion always about dragging a ufc fighter into a boxing ring? I love boxing,but if these guys really wanted to prove themselves, they'd step into the octagon. When you force a ufc fighter to box,you take away…

Comment by Cigar on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=Rhonda Drowsy;20128481]Canelo would seperate khabib from his senses That's why in an enclosed setting Boxing is King.[/QUOTE] So UFC fighters don't fight in an enclosed cage??? Could've fooled me.

Comment by j.razor on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=ShaneMosleySr;20128808]Not interested in a third fight with GGG Not interested in Andrade Not interested in Derevyanchenko Not interested in Charlo Not interested in BJS Not interested in Callum Smith Not interested in Plant Not interested in Benavidez Not interested in…

Comment by j.razor on 10-17-2019

[QUOTE=revelated;20128806]WAIT A MINUTE!! [url]https://www.boxingscene.com/canelo-mayweather-stop-hurting-boxing-fight-me--132854[/url][/QUOTE] LMAO....People love playing themselves out huh? :lol1:

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