“I’ll F**K Him Up for Real”: Months After Branding Canelo Alvarez “Garbage”, Former World Champion Vows to Come Out of Retirement While Sending Challenge to the Mexican

Published 09/20/2023, 3:50 PM EDT

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James Toney does not seem to be okay with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. In the last week, the former American professional boxer has taken multiple digs at the pound-for-pound fighter, Alvarez. From a three-weight class champion to a four-weight class championship, this seems to be a start to a lethal hostility between them. A future ‘Hall of Famer’, Alvarez seems to have rubbed Toney off in the wrong way, and the latter is being highly vocal about it.

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Toney is a vocal personality in the boxing realm. With a professional boxing career spanning over 28 years, he’s fought 92 times scoring 77 wins, with 47 through knockouts. His last fight in the ring in 2017 saw him go home through a glamorous victory by a sixth-round knockout. However, in recent days, he’s been extra vocal about Canelo Alvarez.

A tiff against Canelo Alvarez

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In an earlier conversation with FightHype.com, the former champion called Canelo Alvarez ‘garbage’. While fans wonder why the fighter would say something so mean about Alvarez, he has yet again criticized him. But this time, he gave some lethal call to action along with his opinion.

 

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His hostility toward Alvarez seems so strong that he is even ready to break his long retirement from the ring to fight him. He said, “Man i’m not even gunna talk about that motherf***er, it pisses me off,he ain’t shit. If he had balls I Will come out of retirement and we’ll meet right now. I’ll f*CK him up for real. I ain’t got a problem with that.”

Toney Rallies Behind Bud Against Canelo

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In recent interviews, Terence Crawford revealed that one fighter he wishes to fight is Canelo Alvarez. For this, the ‘Bud’ would need to move up from welterweight to super middleweight to see Canelo in the ring. This comes after Errol Spence Jr. invoked his rematch clause against Bud after the former lost his unification bout in the welterweight division. While Canelo has said that going down the weight to see Bud would be detrimental to his career and body. Supporting Bud in this crusade is a recently emerging critique of the Mexican fighter.

Showing his support for Bud, Toney said, “It would be huge. If that fight happens, I would go back into camp with Crawford and show him how to do it for real.” 

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As we inch closer to the end of this month, Canelo Alvarez will clash with Jermell Charlo on the 30th of September. The fight is one of its kind, given the latter will be moving up two weight classes for the undertaking. Meanwhile, you can let us know your thoughts on Toney’s hostility toward Canelo.

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Mohammed Shafiulla

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Mohammed Shafiulla is a Boxing Writer at Essentially Sports , who has ample experience in the field of Journalism. He is extremely passionate about the combat sport and believes in infusing life into his work. Through the medium of Sports, he wishes to touch upon discourses that often go unnoticed.
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