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.
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.