Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Boxing

‘Oh my god, no’ – Canelo Alvarez dismisses Conor McGregor fight and laughs off UFC superstar

, ‘Oh my god, no’ – Canelo Alvarez dismisses Conor McGregor fight and laughs off UFC superstar

CANELO ALVAREZ, widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, has urged Conor McGregor to avoid fighting him.

The Mexican, 31, takes on Caleb Plant in an undisputed super-middleweight clash in Las Vegas this weekend.

Canelo is looking to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion this weekend
McGregor is continuing to recover from the broken leg he suffered against Dustin Poirier

But during the build-up to the four-belt mega fight, the Mexican was also asked about McGregor.

The Irishman, who is a two-weight world champion in the UFC, made his professional boxing debut in 2017 against Floyd Mayweather.

McGregor lost the contest by 10th round stoppage and returned to the octagon after the defeat.

And Canelo, whose only pro defeat also came against Mayweather, does not believe McGregor should even consider stepping back into the boxing ring to face him.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

When shown a photo of the MMA star, Alvarez told BT Sport Boxing: “Oh my god, no. Don’t try man, don’t try.”

Canelo has not lost since he was schooled by Mayweather way back in 2013.

Since then, the Mexican has not been beaten in any of his 15 fights and has gone on to become a four-weight world champion.

Two of his last three wins have come against British opponents in Callum Smith and Billy Joe Saunders.

The Saunders victory saw him add the WBO super-middleweight title to his WBA and WBC straps.

Now he is going after the final piece of the puzzle in the 168lb division as he prepares to take on IBF champion Plant.

The pair became embroiled in a heated exchange at the press conference in September, an altercation which left Plant with a cut under his eye.

And Canelo has vowed to inflict damage on Plant as the fight has become personal for the 31-year-old superstar.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

He said: “It’s new for me to have this much bad blood with an opponent.

“It’s very different from normal and it’s definitely the most animosity I’ve had with an opponent heading into a big fight.


JOIN SUN VEGAS: GET A FREE £10 BONUS WITH 100s OF GAMES TO PLAY AND NO DEPOSIT REQUIRED (Ts&Cs apply)


, ‘Oh my god, no’ – Canelo Alvarez dismisses Conor McGregor fight and laughs off UFC superstar

“I’m sticking with my prediction of a knockout before round eight.

“The first couple of rounds will be difficult, but as the fight progresses, I am going to be able to get him out of there.

“I delivered the message I had to at our press conference. I don’t have to say anything else to Plant. I’m just going to prepare to face him in the ring on November 6.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

World Cup 2022

ROY KEANE went topless to celebrate a goal earlier – just days after slamming Brazil’s dancing after scoring against South Korea. The Manchester United...

Premier League

DELE ALLI’S ex-girlfriend Ruby Mae has stunned fans in a naked bodysuit. The model posted the revealing snap on her Instagram where she boasts...

World Cup 2022

THE World Cup may just be reaching the most exciting part down to the final eight countries – but one of the stadiums is...

Premier League

LIVERPOOL allegedly “held a secret meeting” with Moroccan star Sofyan Amrabat ahead of the World Cup over a potential transfer. The 26-year-old midfielder currently...

World Cup 2022

ARGENTINA are sweating on the fitness of the man dubbed “Lionel Messi’s bodyguard” for their crunch clash with Holland. Rodrigo De Paul failed to...

Premier League

NOTTINGHAM FOREST stars Jesse Lingard and Dean Henderson are enjoying a relaxing break in Athens during the World Cup. Both players have featured for...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement