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Jorge Masvidal Calls Out Canelo Alvarez And Wants To 'Break His Face' In A Boxing Match

Jorge Masvidal Calls Out Canelo Alvarez And Wants To 'Break His Face' In A Boxing Match

Jorge Masvidal has demanded a blockbuster boxing clash with Canelo Alvarez and is adamant that he will 'break his face.'

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And 'Gamebred' has turned his attention to Mexican boxer Alvarez and believes a contest between the two would create significant interest.

"I can box and I want to break Canelo's face," he said after UFC 244.

"I can box, move, work different angles and I feel like fighting him.

"Maybe it's a sign that I fought today and he did too, but I want to have the opportunity to get in the ring with him."

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Speaking on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, Masvidal claims that he could put on a tough fight for Alvarez and he is "not afraid of breaking my hand" in a boxing match.

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"Is Canelo a better boxer than me? Has he thrown 10,000 jabs more than me, cause that's what he does morning and night cause he's just boxing? Yeah. He's a better boxer," he explained.

"But can I bring some elements that boxers ain't used to that are in the legal realm of boxing and throw Canelo completely off his game? F**k yes.

"I'm a natural bigger dude. [...] With boxing gloves on, I'm not afraid of breaking my hand because I have that cast [of tape] on, it will be a little bit extra harder.

"I feel I can be a legitimate [...] threat in there. Plus I'm a little longer than him, too."

Alvarez, whose only defeat came at the hands of Floyd Mayweather in 2013, has won 53 of his 56 professional fights.

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor, who has a heated rivalry with Masvidal, set up one of the most lucrative fights in combat sports when he faced Mayweather in a boxing match in 2017.

And Masvidal said that the Irishman's clash with 'Money' was a wake-up call about the pros and cons for a crossover bout.

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"In the wake of Conor and Mayweather, it showed me a lot of things that I thought were good and bad," he explained.

"I saw they can't read us as well as they can read a boxer. Our movements are different. How we cover distance is different. Those things give them problems.

"I think I can throw enough punches that I can attack Canelo and put him on his a*s. I'd be going for the knockout, obviously. Nothing else.

"This is not to disrespect Canelo, because I think the dude is a beast. I think he's a stud. It would be an honour to get in the ring with him.

"But he did say some s**t like no MMA fighter would be a challenge and this and that. I beg to differ."

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Boxing News, UFC News, MMA News, Boxing, Gamebred, UFC, MMA

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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