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.'
BMF champ Masvidal, 34, secured a controversial third-round TKO victory (via doctor stoppage) over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 last Saturday.
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."
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.
"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.
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"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.
The 29-year-old Mexican star secured a stunning 11th-round TKO victory over Sergey Kovalev last Saturday to capture the WBO light heavyweight title.
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.
"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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