UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman’s manager wants to see the No. 1 pound-for-pound MMA fighter and No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer go at it.
Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, said he wants to set up a super fight between Usman and boxing star Canelo Alvarez to see who’s the best pound-for-pound fighter of the world.
“We saw Conor McGregor, a guy who can’t even beat guys in the UFC, he went 10 rounds with Floyd Mayweather,” Abdelaziz said. “You have to tell me Kamaru cannot go 12 rounds with Canelo and beat him? This is not a money grab, it’s a fight.”
Billed as “The Money Fight,” Mayweather and McGregor, combat sports’ biggest stars, collided in August 2017. The boxing icon extended his undefeated streak to 50 with a TKO over McGregor in Round 10.
The fight brought in 4.3 million domestic pay-per-view buys, the second largest all time, and more than $600 million in total revenue.
Both Usman and Alvarez are arguably the best in their respective sport, but there hasn’t been any indication that they’re looking to settle who’s better by fighting one another.
Both fighters have something on their plate.
Usman (19-1) is set to rematch Colby Covington at UFC 268 while Alvarez (56-1-2, 38 KOs) is scheduled to defend his WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring super middleweight titles against Caleb Plant, who has the IBF super middleweight belt, also on November 6.