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“I’d Beat You With No Hands”: Conor McGregor Responds to Canelo Alvarez’s Brutal Insult

Published 05/26/2023, 12:29 AM EDT

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Following the latest fight between Canelo Alvarez and John Ryder, the former UFC double champ Conor McGregor believed he could fight the Mexican boxer in the ring. In fact, he was of the opinion that Alvarez was waning. After Alvarez recently learned about McGregor’s views, he laughed and claimed that he would beat the Irish fighter “with one hand on his back“.

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In his last fight, Canelo Alvarez defended his undisputed super middleweight championship against John Ryder, a southpaw. Having watched the fight, McGregor felt he saw “methods”. Thus, the Irish mixed martial artist said, “I’m a southpaw, John Ryder’s a southpaw, Billy Joe Saunders is a southpaw – I’ve seen methods. I’ve seen things I do, and I know he’s waning. And I’d fight Canelo, no f***ing problem.

Canelo Alvarez’s cold reply to Conor McGregor started the exchange


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Recently, Canelo Alvarez was at the unveiling of his wax figure. At the mentioned venue he came to know about McGregor’s comments. Since he did not have social media networks on his phone, Alvarez stated he was unaware of McGregor’s words. However, on being informed about what McGregor actually said, Alvarez replied, “The truth is I haven’t seen what he said because I don’t have my social networks on my phone right now, but I’ll beat him with one hand on his back.”


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Following Alvarez’s reply, Conor McGregor clapped back at the Mexican boxer. McGregor called Canelo a little “ginger sausage”. In addition, he claimed that he would beat Alvarez with no hands. “Canelo, you little ginger sausage. I’d beat you with NO HANDS. Don’t forget,” his tweet read. While Conor McGregor wants to fight Canelo Alvarez, the Mexican boxer desires a rematch against Dmitry Bivol at 175 lbs. While many have doubted Alvarez’s potential following his latest performance, the Mexican boxer believes he is still at his best.


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What do you make of Conor McGregor’s reply? Do you think he is serious about getting the fight against Canelo Alvarez? In addition, do you think Canelo would ever want to square off against the Irish mixed martial artist? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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Written by:

Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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