Jake Paul says Kamaru Usman embarrasses himself and would be ‘destroyed’ as Canelo closes crossover with UFC star


Jake Paul says UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman would be “destroyed” by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if they had a boxing match.

Canelo also chimed in on Twitter telling Usman that, at this time, he is not interested in a crossover fight.

Jake Paul once called Canelo himself

“I think it’s interesting,” Paul told talkSPORT, “but Kamaru Usman is a mid to low level boxer. It would be embarrassing for him. He would be destroyed very, very easily.

“Kamaru Usman, may I remind everyone, spent 25 minutes with Tyron Woodley and barely did any damage to him from a boxing standpoint, and then I come in and knock Woodley out.

“So now Kamaru wants to fight Canelo? It’s kind of out of your pocket. He’s looking for a payday and exposure and all that sort of stuff, but it would be smarter for Usman to start with someone at my level if he was going to have a chance.

“But other than that, it’s nonsense. He’s locked into his contract, he’s not his own boss anyway.

A crossover fight would pit the pound-for-pound kings of the UFC and boxing against each other, but it appears Canelo has other ambitions he wants to address first.

He replied to Usman on Twitter: “You call me right? You want payday right? So you know where but sit down it’s not your turn again, I have a legacy to do.


Jake Paul says Kamaru Usman embarrasses himself and would be 'destroyed' as Canelo closes crossover with UFC star
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Canelo is the undisputed super middleweight champion, but he has decided to put his talents to use at light heavyweight for his next fight.[/caption]

Usman isn’t the only man with plans to take on Canelo, as Jake Paul has revealed he also wants to fight the Mexican eventually.

“Facing Canelo would definitely be the pinnacle of my career.” Paul said, “I think I’ll become world champion and then fight Canelo as my fight after that when I’m in peak physical condition and at my peak.”

For now, however, Canelo is focused on his upcoming WBA light heavyweight world title clash with undefeated Russian champion Dmitry Bivol on May 7.

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