Jorge Masvidal Reveals What He Told Canelo Alvarez Following Avni Yildirim Win

Published 02/28/2021, 9:00 AM EST


Canelo Alvarez made light work of his opponent, Avni Yildirim, by beating him in three rounds. The fight was one-sided, and the Mexican’s power was just too much. Hence, Yildirim’s corner called off the bout after the third round. Subsequently, Alvarez joined Masvidal, who was contributing to the Spanish commentary on the night.

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The two sat beside each other and shared a few words. Now, UFC star, Jorge Masvidal, has revealed what he said to the boxing superstar. The eccentric fighter spoke about his love for Alvarez while also revealing that he’s a huge fan of the Mexican.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) celebrates after defeating Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

After the fight, Masvidal spoke to Boxing Social and said, “First thing I said was, ‘Congrats my brother’. I’m not going to rain on nobody’s parade. What a hell of a performance. Amazing, you know.”

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This showed how impressed the MMA star was by the effortless performance from Canelo Alvarez. He then revealed that a fellow commentator hinted at a boxing fight between them, and Masvidal admitted that it’s a possibility.

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Jorge Masvidal admits he is a fan of Canelo Alvarez

Masvidal was part of the Spanish commentary for the fight; however, he revealed he was at the bout for more than just that. ‘Gamebred’ took the chance to reiterate that he was at the venue to witness the greatness of Alvarez as a fan.

The UFC’s BMF said, “I’m here as a fan. I wasn’t here to call-out and anything like that. I’m just a fan of the man. I love what he does in there, I love boxing, It’s simple.”

Thus, this comment showed the amount of respect the UFC star had for his fellow combat professional.

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Masvidal holds the record for the fastest knockout in UFC history. And although Canelo did not match that finish, he certainly impressed the MMA star. The pair also embraced when Canelo was on his way to the changing rooms. Thus, it could be the start of another high-profile friendship for Alvarez.

What did you make of these comments from Jorge Masvidal? Do you see him eventually switching from MMA to boxing?

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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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