UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman recently stated that he is planning to enter the boxing world and fight the pound for pound no.1 Boxer Canelo Alvarez in September of 2022. Now the boxing fans are trying to create a buzz around Kamaru Usman and want him to fight Jake Paul instead of Canelo. UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman is the pound-for-pound no.1 fighter in the UFC. He has almost cleared the entire welterweight division and hasn’t faced much adversity in doing so. Now he is planning to step into the boxing world and fight one of the all-time best boxers i.e Canelo Alvarez, but the boxing fans feel it’s too soon for Usman to fight someone as good as Canelo so, they first want him to fight the hottest boxing sensation, Jake Paul.
In his recent interview, Kamaru Usman takes about his future fighting plans.
“I was talking to him, he was like, ‘No, I want the pound-for-pound kings of MMA against the pound-for-pound kings of boxing.’ Why not? What does he have to lose? Nothing.”
“Don’t understand me wrong, if Dana White says go ahead and put a hit out on these YouTube guys, we would beat them up. But Kamaru has standards of competition,” Abdelaziz explained. “I think Kamaru will do well. Boxers fighting MMA guys have a hard time. We saw a guy like Conor, who simply has no soul — if he would have had a little more heart, he would have lasted a little bit longer, but he broke. He lasted eight rounds with Floyd [Mayweather].”
“If you tell me Kamaru cannot last with ‘Canelo’ and rough him up, I tell you you’re wrong. I think Kamaru does very well with Canelo. At the end of the day, we just want to do bigger and better things, and of course, we are team players. We also work with Dana and the UFC to do bigger things together as a team. Opportunities come, and if they come, we’re ready.”
Kamaru Usman laughs off Jake Paul’s challenge
During the recent UFC 272 press conference, Kamaru Usman was asked by a fan to fight Jake Paul to which he laughed off the challenge.
“What? Boo this man one time [Usman points at the fan who asked the question]. Listen, listen, if we’re gonna fight, we’re gonna fight a real fight. I’m gonna answer you’re question, if we’re gonna fight, we’re gonna fight a real fighter. A real fighter.”
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