Jake Paul Unveils Boxing Bucket List Featuring Fights With Canelo Alvarez, Dana White

Jake PaulOff the back of a spectacular one-punch knockout win over former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley last weekend, Jake Paul has revealed his professional boxing bucket list – which features future fights with middleweight kingpin, Canelo Alvarez, as well as UFC president, Dana White. Outspoken Ohio native, Paul, improved to 5-0 as a professional boxer […]

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Off the back of a spectacular one-punch knockout win over former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley last weekend, Jake Paul has revealed his professional boxing bucket list – which features future fights with middleweight kingpin, Canelo Alvarez, as well as UFC president, Dana White.

Outspoken Ohio native, Paul, improved to 5-0 as a professional boxer last weekend in Tampa, Florida – stopping the aforenoted former UFC welterweight best, Woodley with a stunning sixth round knockout in the pair’s short-notice rematch under the Showtime banner.

Paul, who had previously defeated Woodley in close split decision showing back in April of this year, was slated to meet with the 7-0 Manchester native, Tommy Fury last weekend in the ‘Sunshine State’ – until the latter was forced to withdraw, citing a cold and a broken rib.

Following his jaw-dropping knockout win over Woodley, Paul immediately called for fights with more UFC welterweights; Jorge Masvidal, and Nate Diaz, as well as echoing calls for a fight with former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor.

Jake Paul plans fights with former and current world champions, as well as UFC president, Dana White

However, the 24-year-old Jake Paul released a five-man boxing bucket list today on his social media, which features the quintet of opponents; Canelo Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, and UFC leader, Dana White.

For Canelo, the Jalisco maestro boasts a 57-1-2 professional record, most recently stopping Caleb Plant with eleventh round strikes to clinch the IBF super middleweight title – as well as retaining his WBA, WBC, WBO super middleweight crowns.

Mayweather, a retired former multi-weight and multi-time world champion, retired from professional boxing back in August 2017 following a knockout win over the aforenoted, McGregor, however, returned for an exhibition boxing match with Jake Paul’s elder brother, Logan Paul earlier this year. 

Similarly, Mike Tyson, a former heavyweight kingpin and one of the most feared strikers in the history of the sport, returned last year for an exhibition boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. – with an official result undetermined.

As for the elder-Fury brother, the undefeated 32-0-1 boxer is the current WBC heavyweight champion, most recently taking home a penultimate knockout win over Deontay Wilder back in October to retain his crown.  

UFC president, White, has never competed professionally, however, was continually linked to a grudge match against former promotional light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz back in 2007, however, the bout failed to come to fruition.

Prior to last weekend’s win over Woodley, Jake Paul spoke in brash fashion about White, claiming that the longtime promotional president has both issues with cocaine and soliciting prostitutes.

Brandon Moreno Reveals Advice Compatriot Canelo Alvarez Gave Him

UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno has revealed the important advice his fellow Mexican titleholder Canelo Alvarez gave him.

In one of the most heart-warming title wins of 2021, Moreno reached the 125-pound mountaintop at UFC 263 in June. It cam…

Canelo Alvarez, Brandon Moreno

UFC Flyweight Champion Brandon Moreno has revealed the important advice his fellow Mexican titleholder Canelo Alvarez gave him.

In one of the most heart-warming title wins of 2021, Moreno reached the 125-pound mountaintop at UFC 263 in June. It came just two years and six fights after he was released by the promotion following back-to-back losses against Sergio Pettis and Alexandre Pantoja.

Having returned to MMA’s biggest stage and built a three-fight winning streak that included triumphs over Kai Kara-France and Brandon Royval, Moreno earned a shot at Deiveson Figueiredo’s gold. At UFC 256 last December, the pair went to war in a Fight of the Year contender, which ended in a majority draw.

As expected, the two elite flyweights collided once again exactly six months later. This time, in front of a sold-out Arizona crowd, “The Assassin Baby” dominated, finishing “Deus Da Guerra” with a third-round rear-naked choke.

After injuries to Askar Askarov and Alexandre Pantoja prevented them from challenging for the title, Moreno will defend his belt for the first time in a trilogy fight against Figueiredo at UFC 270 on January 22.

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Moreno Learned A Thing Or Two From Boxing’s P4P King

Moreno will certainly be looking to put in a similar display when he shares the Octagon with Figueiredo for the third time. And a meeting with fellow Mexican champion Canelo Alvarez would certainly have done no harm to that quest.

A month out from his championship victory, Moreno joined boxing’s pound-for-pound best in the gym. Not only was it an opportunity for the flyweight champ to mingle with his nation’s top sportsman, but it was also a chance for him to learn from one of the greatest pugilists of all time.

During a recent appearance on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour, Moreno discussed his first meeting with the 31-year-old, and dispelled a myth about the Guadalajara native’s character.

“Yes, (it) was my first time (meeting Canelo). I just wanna say, that guy is amazing. He’s a really good guy because, a lot of people thing he’s a little bit like, I don’t know how you say in English, but a bad guy, not a good people, but the guy is serious, definitely is a little bit serious, but he’s very honest and he has a really good vibe. With him, and around him, all the people around him, it’s like, very professional, with really good vibes.”

Canelo boasts a remarkable 57-1 record inside the squared circle. His only blemish came at the hands of the consensus greatest of all time Floyd Mayweather. Thanks to wins over the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Gennady Golovkin, Amir Khan, and Sergey Kovalev, the Mexican became the first boxer in history to become an undisputed champion at super middleweight.

Given Canelo’s incredible success and accomplishments in the ring, it stands to reason not many are more qualified to give lessons on dealing with fame and championship glory. With that in mind, Moreno said the boxing great reminded him to remain focused on his career, even with the “luxury” that will begin to surround him.

“I talked a little bit with him, with Canelo. He give me some advice about, you know, about the success, about the glory, what happens when you have all this success, what happens with the people around you. (He said) ‘You need to be focused on the goal, and you need to be focused in your career with all the luxury around you.’ But man, now I know why the guy is the best in the world right now in boxing.”

With Canelo’s advice under his belt, Moreno will push forward with his reign atop the flyweight throne. Given Figueiredo’s work with former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo, it’ll seemingly be a battle of legends’ advice come January 22.

What do you make of Canelo’s advice for Brandon Moreno?

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Colby Covington Scoffs At Usman vs. Canelo Fight Talk

Colby CovingtonColby Covington finds the prospect of a boxing match between his long-time rival Kamaru Usman and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez quite amusing. ‘Chaos’ is coming off a close decision loss to Usman at UFC 268. After starting slow, Covington was able to work his way into the fight and in his mind did enough to beat […]

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Colby Covington finds the prospect of a boxing match between his long-time rival Kamaru Usman and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez quite amusing.

‘Chaos’ is coming off a close decision loss to Usman at UFC 268. After starting slow, Covington was able to work his way into the fight and in his mind did enough to beat ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ on November 6. The judges and the majority of fight fans disagreed with the American who fell short against Usman for a second time and now faces a long road back to the title.

The talk has now turned to who Usman will face next. Leon Edwards appears to be next in line for a shot at the welterweight title but the champion appears to be lukewarm on the idea of rematching ‘Rocky’ who he beat in 2015.

Usman has instead been talking up a potential crossover fight between him and Canelo, who recently cemented himself as the number one pound-for-pound boxer on the planet by becoming undisputed at 168lbs.

Colby Covington Laughs At The Prospect Of Kamaru Usman vs. Canelo

During a recent interview with James Lynch of MMA News, Covington reacted to talk of a potential fight between Usman and Alvarez, he said.

“It’s probably the funniest thing I ever heard in my life. I mean, man, that’s just sad, man. That’s not even believable. Like, come on, man. Let’s talk about things in the realm of possibility. You’re acting like a little kid. He’s just trying to get paid.

“I mean, the bottom line: He doesn’t want to fight tough fights anymore, man. He wants to get this big-money fight and just walk off in the sunset,” Covington added. He doesn’t want it anymore. He doesn’t want it like want it, and that why you’re probably gonna see that guy leave the sport within the next year, and I’m still gonna be here. I’m getting better. I haven’t even hit my prime, man. So when I hit my prime, 34, 35 years old, man, look out, James. These guys are all in trouble.”

Do you agree with Colby Covington? Is Kamaru Usman simply chasing a payday against Canelo?

Colby Covington Laughs Off Talk Of Canelo vs. Usman Crossover Clash

In an exclusive interview with MMA News, Colby Covington laughed off 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman’s desire to meet pound-for-pound boxing king Canelo Alvarez inside the ring.

Covington has challenged Usman twice inside the Octagon. In their firs…

Colby Covington, Canelo Alvarez, Kamaru Usman

In an exclusive interview with MMA News, Colby Covington laughed off 170-pound champion Kamaru Usman’s desire to meet pound-for-pound boxing king Canelo Alvarez inside the ring.

Covington has challenged Usman twice inside the Octagon. In their first meeting at UFC 245 in 2019, “Chaos” gave the champ the toughest test to his reign. Heading into the fifth and final round, most had the fight scored at 2-2. With all to play for, it was Usman who edged ahead and secured a final-frame TKO victory.

After defending his belt once against Gilbert Burns and twice opposite Jorge Masvidal, “The Nigerian Nightmare” faced the threat of Covington again at UFC 268 earlier this month.

Despite dropping “Chaos” in the early rounds and looking like he was facing an easier ride than in the pair’s first clash, Usman lost his firm grip on the headlining bout and allowed his arch-rival back into the contest. But despite rocking the champ inside Madison Square Garden, Covington fell short on the judges’ scorecards.

Covington: Usman vs. Canelo Is The “Funniest Thing I Ever Heard”

Having cleared out many of the top contenders in the division and already lapped and beaten Covington and Masvidal for a second time, many are wondering what’s next for Usman. Ahead of his second victory over the #1-ranked contender, the champ had pitched the idea of a crossover showdown between the UFC’s pound-for-pound king, himself, and boxing’s P4P best, Canelo Alvarez.

Similar to Usman’s 170-pound dominance in the UFC, Canelo has been brushing past opponent after opponent inside the squared circle. The 57-1-2 professional has won multiple world championships across four weight classes from middleweight to light heavyweight. In his latest outing, a TKO win over Caleb Plant on the same night as Usman vs. Covington 2, the Mexican became the first undisputed champion at super middleweight in history.

Speaking to MMA News’ James Lynch, Colby Covington discussed the idea of Canelo and Usman facing off inside the ring. With Canelo’s credentials in mind, and his own experience facing Usman, the former interim titleholder believes talk of “The Nigerian Nightmare” posing any threat to the 31-year-old is laughable. “Chaos” also suggested the welterweight champ’s pursuit of money fights shows he’s nearing retirement from MMA.

“It’s probably the funniest thing I ever heard in my life. I mean, man, that’s just sad, man. That’s not even believable. Like, come on, man. Let’s talk about things in the realm of possibility. You’re acting like a little kid. He’s just trying to get paid. I mean, the bottom line: He doesn’t want to fight tough fights anymore, man. He wants to get this big-money fight and just walk off in the sunset. He doesn’t want it anymore. He doesn’t want it like want it, and that why you’re probably gonna see that guy leave the sport within the next year, and I’m still gonna be here. I’m getting better. I haven’t even hit my prime, man. So when I hit my prime, 34, 35 years old, man, look out, James. These guys are all in trouble,” Covington told MMA News.

Catch our full interview with Colby “Chaos” Covington below:

With Dana White’s comments, in which he emphatically shut down the idea of Usman venturing over to boxing to challenge Canelo, it seems unlikely we’ll be seeing the Nigerian and the Mexican trading leather anytime soon. Nevertheless, the champ isn’t giving up hope, and recently reiterated his desire to make his boxing debut against Canelo.

Do you agree with Colby Covington’s take on a potential Usman vs. Canelo boxing matchup?

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Kamaru Usman Expects A War In Canelo Alvarez Boxing Match

Kamaru UsmanKamaru Usman is serious about boxing Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. The UFC welterweight champion recently defended his strap in a back-and-forth battle with Colby Covington. After five rounds of war, Usman came away with the unanimous decision victory. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ hopes his next bout will be in a boxing ring against the pound-for-pound best boxer […]

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Kamaru Usman is serious about boxing Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

The UFC welterweight champion recently defended his strap in a back-and-forth battle with Colby Covington. After five rounds of war, Usman came away with the unanimous decision victory.

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ hopes his next bout will be in a boxing ring against the pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet despite the fact Dana White doesn’t seem keen on the idea.

If the fight does get booked Usman expects a war with the Mexican icon.

“I expect a war each and every time I step in there,” Usman told TMZ Sports. “Whether its a cage or its a ring, I expect a war, you know. He [Canelo Alvarez] is an amazing fighter and I take nothing away from him. If it happens, it happens. If not, it is what it is.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)

Kamaru Usman Has Been Talking Up A Canelo Fight For Some Time

In July, Usman mentioned a potential fight with Canelo for the first time, he said.

“I think I can do anything that I put my mind to. I don’t disrespect Canelo. I think Canelo is one of the best, one of the greatest of this generation and I do not disrespect him at all. I respect his skills and I think he’s a phenomenal champion. But I also know whatever I put I mind to, I go out there and I get it. So if it’s in the cards in the future, maybe we’ll dance, we’ll see.”

Ahead of UFC 268, Usman was once again talking about a crossover bout with the undisputed super-middleweight king.

“To be honest with you, I’ll tell you what will really get the people going, Usman said. When have you ever seen two pound-for-pound fighters in the world in their respective sports go at it? Who’s the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world right now? It’s not about money, it’s about what gets me out of bed, what gets me scared! I want the chance. I want (to fight Canelo)”.

Ahead of his career-defining fight with Caleb Plant, Canelo was asked about squaring off against the pound-for-pound best fighter in MMA.

“Payday,” Canelo replied to a chorus of laughs from assembled media.

Do you think Kamaru Usman is capable of going to war with Canelo in a boxing ring?

Kamaru Usman Responds To Dana White Shutting Down Canelo Fight

UFC Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman isn’t losing hope on a Canelo Alvarez fight, despite UFC president Dana White recently playing it down.

Usman capped off his rivalry with welterweight contender Colby Covington by beating him at UFC 268 in a unan…

Kamaru Usman

UFC Welterweight Champ Kamaru Usman isn’t losing hope on a Canelo Alvarez fight, despite UFC president Dana White recently playing it down.

Usman capped off his rivalry with welterweight contender Colby Covington by beating him at UFC 268 in a unanimous decision victory. Covington had his moments during the fight, but Usman was able to limit the damage and sustain his output throughout five back-and-forth rounds.

After the win, reporters asked UFC president Dana White about Usman’s comments about a potential boxing match with Alvarez. White helped cross-promote the infamous Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017.

However, White shut down the notion that an Alvarez boxing match could be in Usman’s future, stating that Usman doesn’t really want any part of Canelo. When told about White’s remarks, here is how Usman responded.

“Dana doesn’t know. Like I said, I want something that scares me,” Usman said during the UFC 268 post-fight presser. “If I’m gonna leave my daughter for another 12 weeks or more, it’s gotta be something that gets me up. I want to challenge myself. I know a lot of people are gonna talk down, or say a lot of bullshit, or say this, ‘Aw, yeah, you don’t want this. You don’t want that.’ Yeah, don’t get me wrong. He’s a master at what he does.’ I love it, and I respect it, which is why I wanna challenge myself in that way. The last time I was an underdog, we saw what happened.”

“So it is what it is.” Usman continued. “We’re the ones who are willing to go over there and take that risk. They won’t dare come over here and take that risk.”

Usman first hinted at a potential boxing match with Alvarez during the buildup to UFC 268, and more specifically his recent interview with ESPN’s Max Kellerman. Usman and Alvarez went head-to-head with their pay-per-views beginning and ending at roughly the same time.

Despite his impressive win over Covington, Usman wasn’t worried about beating Alvarez to the punch by getting a finish before he did.

“Does it bother me? No, because I didn’t know he got the finish,” Usman said. “If I knew he got the finish beforehand, then shit, I would’ve got that finish, too! It’s about being calculated and technical, and I did that tonight.”

Usman is thought by many fans to be one of the greatest UFC fighters of all time and is in the conversation for the greatest welterweight of all time alongside former champion Georges St-Pierre.

Usman doesn’t have any boxing fights on his record, but that could change for a money fight with Alvarez, in a showdown of two of the best combat sports athletes in the world.

Do you think we’ll ever see a Kamaru Usman vs. Canelo Alvarez fight?

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