Canelo Alvarez has made it clear that he has no interest in fighting Jorge Masvidal in boxing.
Masvidal had a tremendous 2019 with three victories coming by way of stoppage. His latest victory, a third-round TKO win over Nate Diaz via a Doctor Stoppage, was followed up by an interesting callout. Masvidal said in his post-fight press conference that he wanted to “destroy” multi-weight boxing world champion Canelo Alvarez.
After a few weeks, the Mexican boxing star finally offered up a response. Alvarez said he doesn’t think Masvidal has any business fighting in a boxing ring, and likewise, he himself has no business fighting in a cage.
“With all due respect, I always felt that I have no business being in an MMA cage,” Alvarez said. “I think the same, if they came to box, they have no business being there. From a business standpoint, yes, it’s attractive, but it’s not my priority.”
Shortly after, Masvidal took to Twitter to show off his hand speed while practicing on the speedbag. Here’s what he had to say.
What do you think about Masvidal’s hand speed after getting snubbed by Alvarez? Do you think the pair will ever collide in combat sports competition?