Former Champ Has a Harsh Prediction for Canelo Alvarez – ‘Usyk Is Too Big for Canelo’

Published 12/24/2021, 11:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez, in his next boxing outing, will take on the WBC cruiserweight champ, Ilunga Makabu. The Mexican boxer’s move to this division shook many, as no one expected him to surge ahead this much in a weight class. However, Canelo and his team are eager to take on this challenge.

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Also, since the p4p king announced his move up to this weight class, boxing journalists and fans couldn’t sustain themselves from drawing a matchup between him and Oleksandr Usyk.

Usyk, for now, is the unified heavyweight king, but he was the undisputed cruiserweight champ and he very well has a hang of this weight class. That said, a matchup between him and Canelo lured many except for one fighting legend, Roy Jones Jr.

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‘Captain Hook’, in a recent interview with iFL TV, said, “Actually, Usyk has no reason to come down and fight Canelo. To me, Usyk is too big for Canelo. So Usyk beats Canelo easy in my opinion. But Usyk is the heavyweight champion of the world. Why would you go back down to cruiserweight, when you’re the heavyweight champion of the world?”

‘The Cat’, in an interview a few days back, expressed his interest in battling the undisputed super-middleweight champ. However, he put forth a condition of keeping his heavyweight belts while he goes down to fight Canelo.

All of this is just in the news for now, because there’s no serious interest asserted by either of the parties for this fight.

Will Canelo Alvarez unify titles at the cruiserweight landscape too?

For now, Canelo Alvarez is only on the brink of facing Makabu for his title.

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Nov 5, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Canelo Alvarez blows a kiss to his family after weighing in for his super middleweight championship boxing match against Caleb Plant (not pictured) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Also, since this will be his very first outing at such a big weight class, Alvarez will look to develop a hang of the same before he goes to unify the titles.

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It’ll be interesting to see if he’s able to keep his quick movements and punches with such a heavy physique now.

What do you make of Jones Jr.’s above comments? Usyk vs Canelo, does this fight excite you?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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