Tyron Woodley Wants Canelo Alvarez: ‘I’m Trying To Knock Him Out’
Tyron Woodley is known for having crazy knockout power in his hands. In fact, he believes that this power would help him in a boxing match with Canelo Alvarez.
Woodley made his way to the UFC’s welterweight title by brutally knocking out most of the people in his way. In fact, it was his power that earned him the championship, by knocking out the extremely durable Robbie Lawler in less than one round. This is a factor that has changed the way people approach fights with him, even without his title anymore.
Furthermore, Tyron Woodley believes this knockout power would translate well to boxing, as well. In speaking with TMZ, not only does he say he would like to try his hand at boxing, but he has an opponent in mind. Woodley would like to box champion Canelo Alvarez.
“I still can box right now. I want Canelo. I don’t want to go in there and fight ‘Boo Boo the Fool’ because if he land a couple shots off on you then everybody going to be like, ‘Oh, Tyron got touched up by this dude, and he ain’t even a .500 fighter.’ If you go in there and risk it all and let it hang, I want the number one guy.”
Woodley explained that boxing has always been something of interest to him.
““All I wanted to do was box when I came up. I just started MMA at 23, so I felt I was a little old to start boxing at that age. But since I was a kid, that was the only sport I’ve ever wanted to do. So most of my training is boxing training.”
However, he is not ignorant enough to think that he can outbox Canelo, technically.
“number one, I’m not going to sit there and try to win 12 rounds, let’s be real. His defense is crazy. He’ll slip an uppercut and make you look real stupid,so I’m throwing all unorthodox. I’m trying to knock him out.
If I land, he going down, let’s not even play. It don’t matter how many boxing and fights you got and how many MMA stuff, If I hit Canelo with everything, throw some s–t on the punch, it’s a wrap.”
How do you think Tyron Woodley would fair in a boxing match with Canelo Alvarez?