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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Issues His Response To Jorge Masvidal's Call-Out

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Issues His Response To Jorge Masvidal's Call-Out

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has responded to Jorge Masvidal offering him out for a boxing match.

Speaking on the Ariel Helwani MMA show, the BMF title holder stated he is "dead serious" about facing the four-weight world champion and feels as though he "can throw enough punches that I can attack Canelo and put him on his ass".

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The Mexican fighter was asked about the possibility of slugging it out with UFC star Masvidal and while he acknowledges it as an interesting proposition, it's not a challenge he's keen on.

"I say this with all respect: If I go into his sport, I have nothing to do there. And I think the same about boxing: If (MMA fighters) come into boxing, they have nothing to do here," Alvarez told Little Giant Boxing.

"But looking at it from a business standpoint, it is attractive, but it's not a challenge for me, so it's not my priority."

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The Mexican fighter, who become world light heavyweight champion when he beat Sergey Kovalev via an 11th round knockout in his last bout, says MMA fighters are simply calling out boxers for fights in the hope of cashing better pay-checks.

"Because of money - because of the business and nothing else," Alvarez added.

"That's the reality, because what else? They would've started boxing from the beginning if they really liked boxing. And I say this will all due respect, each to their own: I respect what they do and their sport, and they're great fighters in what they do. But in boxing, well, it's just something else."

Masvidal, meanwhile, has also been hinting at potentially squaring off against Floyd Mayweather in a lucrative fight.

The 50-0 fighter announced his comeback last week and is working alongside UFC president Dana White for a 2020 return bout.

Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Boxing News, Boxing, Saul Alvarez, Canelo, UFC

Josh Lawless

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