Boxing News At Five | Nov 18 2019

Boxing News at Five: UFC star Masvidal says he is a 10 times better athlete than Canelo, Pacquiao targets March or April return

UFC contender Jorge Masvidal is decidedly unimpressed by Canelo Alvarez, and Manny Pacquiao remains the focus for Amir Khan
Canelo Alvarez
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THOUGH it’s unlikely he will ever get the chance to prove it, UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal says he is “10-times the athlete” boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is and suggests it takes more to be a mixed martial artist than it does to be a boxer.

The popular welterweight, recently seen stopping Nate Diaz in New York, has been calling for a fight against Alvarez for a couple of weeks now and doesn’t seem in the mood to settle down. In fact, he is now adamant he not only wants to box Alvarez – in a ring, in his domain – but that what he does in the Octagon is beyond the capabilities of the Mexican superstar.

“I consider myself 10 times the athlete [Canelo] is just because of MMA in general,” Masvidal told the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN.

 

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