‘You Never Say No’: Canelo Alvarez on Potentially Fighting UFC’s Nate Diaz

Published 11/06/2021, 5:36 AM EDT


Boxing star Canelo Alvarez is grabbing call-outs from everywhere in the combat universe. While several middleweight boxers are tired of trying to earn a shot at him, UFC stars have now entered the trend of calling out Saul.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

UFC welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman has recently wished to face Canelo Alvarez in a potential boxing scrap. However, Alvarez has dismissed it. Following that, several analysts have pitched Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz before the likes of the four-division titlist.

There are reports which hint at Nate Diaz lacing up the boxing gloves after ending his contract with the UFC. If that happens, Canelo Alvarez might be a possible name to welcome the Stockton native in a high-voltage fight. Unfortunately for combat fans, Alvarez sounded a bit off on the idea.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

On The Rick Eisen Show, he said, “No, no, no.”

“You never say no, but that is not in my mind right now. Right? Not make sense for me.”

Mexican star Alvarez has a lot left in the boxing world and is looking forward to accepting serious bouts. He has been on a tear in the super middleweight division and is now one win away from becoming the sport’s first-ever undisputed 168 lbs world champion.

DIVE DEEPER

RARE: Mike Tyson Hilariously Fails to Cut a Promo on Camera

about 1 month ago

The upcoming fight against Caleb Plant may cement Alvarez’s name in the books. And that justifies his sole attention towards facing professional pugilists.

As for the lucrative money in crossover fights, Saul is capable of earning hefty paydays, even in proper boxing bouts. After November 6, we night get a clear picture of what Canelo Alvarez’s combat future can look like.

Canelo Alvarez after November 6 – What can happen?

A lot depends on what both the contenders bring in on the fight night. Caleb Plant, the underdog, has a massive opportunity ahead. Relying on his undefeated record, Plant can turn the tables at any given moment.

However, he has to ensure that he doesn’t let Alvarez establish dominance. The Mexican boxer has faced all sorts of challenges in the ring and IBF champion Plant may not bring something exceptional before him.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, ‘Sweethands’ can hold on to his gas tank and stick around for 36 minutes to squeeze a decision win.

He has good body movement which rightly complements his sharp jabs. All these limited resources can also turn vicious and generate a beneficial outcome.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story: Top 5 Best Selling PPV Fights of Floyd Mayweather’s Boxing Career

Hence, Alvarez would do well to focus on Plant before making decisions on a move to 175 or a fight against Nate Diaz.

Enjoyed reading this article? Download our exclusive app to get 24x7 coverage, latest memes and social media banter. Click here to download.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Raj Sarkar

2777 articles

A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT