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Canelo Alvarez: Kamaru Usman only looking for ‘payday’ in boxing crossover fight

What does Canelo Alvarez think of a ‘pound-for-pound’ crossover fight against Kamaru Usman? Not much...

Canelo Alvarez v Caleb Plant - Press Conference
Canelo Alvarez makes his way to a press conference in Beverley Hills, California ahead of his super middleweight fight against Caleb Plant.
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Canelo Alvarez was recently asked what he thinks of a ‘pound-for-pound’ crossover fight against Kamaru Usman after the latter called him out last month.

“I might have to go drag Canelo out of, you know when he’s done with all these guys that he’s running through. It’s never been done,” Usman said ahead of his welterweight title rematch against Colby Covington at UFC 268.

“I might have to drag him into, if not an Octagon, I might have to drag him in the ring and actually take him. Because he’s pound-for-pound, it’s never been done. Pound-for-pound MMA fighter and pound-for-pound boxer.”

Alvarez responded by saying ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is simply looking for a big payday, shutting down Usman with a brutal, albeit accurate, one-word response.

“Payday,” Alvarez, who takes on Caleb Plant for the IBF super middleweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, responded.

UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 will take place on the same day (Nov. 6) on the other side of the United States at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.