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The fighter Kamaru Usman is determined not to give up in his bid to book a fight against the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world today, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
The Nigerian sent a message to the Aztec boxer through his representative, Ali Abdelaziz, who surely Canelo will not ignore.
“Kamaru will knock him out in three rounds (…) he can beat any man alive”, said the agent in an interview with MMA Junkie.
Saúl Álvarez has already refused to fight Usman in the past, in what would be an exhibition fight since he is a mixed martial (MMA) fighter. In the opinion of the man from Guadalajara, a lawsuit between the two would not be interesting and would not be positive for his career.
In the world of boxing there are several cases of fights that combine both worlds. One of the most outstanding of the last 10 years was the Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather’s victory over fighter Connor McGregor on August 26, 2017.
With an air of indignation in the interview, Abdelaziz stressed that it is unthinkable that Canelo would refuse to fight Usman: “You can’t say no to Kamaru. He is a guy who comes from Africa, he went through many obstacles. I believe in Kamaru. It is the difference between me and other people. He created in him, I live with him, I breathe with him, I die with him, he fought with him. He is a special person in my life.”
Currently welterweight champion, Usman occupies the first position in the official ranking of male fighters of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
For his part, the Canelo Álvarez is training for his first big fight of the year when he faces a determined Dmitry Bivol on May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, who also recently disqualified the boxer.
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