The UFC Welterweight Champion has been campaigning for a fight with boxing’s best for a while now. Usman first called for a boxing match with Canelo last October. And he doesn’t plan on going back on his word, especially now.
A Fight, Not A Spectacle
The UFC’s pound-for-pound best reiterates why he wants to fight boxing’s pound-for-pound best, including some hot takes.
“I think that’s a fight that the fans need to see,”Usman told The Schmo. “This is not a McGregor vs. Mayweather. However great that spectacle was, it was a spectacle. They want to see a fight, Canelo Alvarez vs. me. We both come forward. We’re both ready to bang. I’ve got the cojones to step into the boxing ring and challenge.”
‘The Biggest Event In Combat Sports History’
On top of his call-out of Canelo, Usman believes that a super-fight with the boxer is more likely to happen than a trilogy with Colby Covington. The UFC Champion also thinks it’d be the biggest event in combat sports history.
“Yeah, it’s probably more likely,” Usman revealed. “I’m willing to fight Canelo Alvarez anywhere. I’m willing to fight Canelo Alvarez in September. I’ve said it, I called the date. He wants to fight in September? I’m ready to fight in September. It’s going to be the biggest event ever and in combat sports history.
“Pound-for-pound vs. pound-for-pound. Everyone is saying it can’t be done. Well, guess what? It can’t be done until it’s done. So let’s make it happen.”
Kamaru Usman is expected to return against Leon Edwards in July, but that won’t stop him from calling out Canelo for September.