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Conor McGregor Shouts 'Canelo' As He Shows Off His Boxing Skills

Conor McGregor Shouts 'Canelo' As He Shows Off His Boxing Skills

Conor McGregor shouted the name of Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez in a video where he was seen showing off his boxing skills.

Complete with the caption: 'Focused on the task at hand' - McGregor posted a video of him in the gym on the speed bar as he worked on shot selection and movement while Hozier's 'track Take me to Church' played.

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Fast forward to 51 seconds in and the UFC star can be seen shouting 'Canelo!' - a nod to the four-division world champion and the man many believe is the most gifted fighter still active today.

McGregor dabbled into the boxing world back in August 2017 when he made the switch from MMA for a money-spinning superfight with Floyd Mayweather, who stopped him in round ten in Las Vegas.

Canelo, whose only defeat was against 'Money' back in 2013, has never been formally called out McGregor - though the Irishman has regularly reiterated his desire to have another professional boxing fight.

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Speaking to Bleacher Report, he said: "I am willing to fight anyone and have proved that time and time again.

"I look for a good scrap, and if it isn't going to be that, I have no interest. The money is not why I do this.

"I am a very rich man, and my children and those that come after them will be just fine.

"I love the fight game. I learned many things boxing in Crumlin where I grew up, and my deep love is why I do this today. I will be in Octagon again soon and fully expect to box again."

But the UFC fighter who really wants a piece of the Mexican is Jorge Masvidal, who became BMF champion at the expense of Nate Diaz on the same night Canelo became WBO light heavyweight champion.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Speaking back in November, Masvidal claimed he is "dead serious" about the fight and feels as though he "can throw enough punches that I can attack Canelo and put him on his ass".

Canelo initially turned down the offer but changed his tune when asked by TMZ in December, saying: "For business, why not?!"

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Boxing, Canelo, UFC, MMA

Josh Lawless

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