VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Picks Conor McGregor Over Jorge Masvidal During a ‘This or That’ Game

Published 12/31/2020, 1:31 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Canelo Alvarez may be one of the most famous athletes in the whole world, but he still manages to stay private about his personal life.

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However, fans recently got a chance to know more about the Mexican superstar. Notably, Alvarez is coming off a 12-round decision victory over Callum Smith that made him the WBA super-middleweight champion.

In the buildup to this fight, fans got a chance to get to know more about the superstar.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 18: Conor McGregor of Ireland reacts to his win over Donald Cerrone in their welterweight fight; during the UFC 246 event at T-Mobile Arena on January 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Canelo played a game of ‘This or That’ in the buildup to the fight and had some interesting choices. One of the most significant of the lot was his first one.

The Mexican chose Conor McGregor over fellow Hispanic Jorge Masvidal. Interestingly, Masvidal has been open about his desire to fight the Mexican. However, given his choice, it’s possible that Canelo does not rate the UFC star as highly as the latter would like.

McGregor enjoys the limelight and does not shy away from speaking his mind. He gained worldwide recognition for his trash-talk and antics outside the ring.

Alvarez, on the other hand, is a model professional who prefers to focus on himself. He rarely indulges in rhetoric and will never take part in any shenanigans outside the squared circle. So, him choosing McGregor over Masvidal may surprise many in that sense.

READ: Canelo Alvarez Turned Down 3 Fights Worth $75 Million

Canelo Alvarez makes other surprising choices

The surprising choices did not end there. Alvarez went on to pick Anthony Joshua over Tyson Fury while also picking ‘Chicharito’ over Raul Jimenez.

Breaking away from his unpredictable picks, the Mexican chose the UFC over Soccer. Furthermore, he refused to choose between controversial YouTubers turned professional boxers, Logan Paul and Jake Paul. That was enough to reveal his opinion on their involvement in the sport. And if you were wondering, Canelo Alvarez is a dog person.

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He also showed his desire to set things right with Floyd Mayweather, since he picked a re-match against him rather than Gennady Golovkin. At the same time, he picked former home Los Angeles over Las Vegas.

This is one of the first times Alvarez has done something like this. However, it gives fans a good opportunity to get to know the superstar. What did you make of Canelo Alvarez’s choices?

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READ: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Canelo Alvarez

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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