UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, wants his client to face four-division world champion and boxing superstar, Canelo Alvarez, one day.
Abdelaziz spoke with MMA Fighting's Damon Martin and said after what he believes will be a knockout victory for Usman in his rematch with former interim UFC welterweight champion, Colby Covington, at UFC 268 on November 6 that the current 170-pound king of the Octagon should get an opportunity at facing Alvarez.
“Nov. 6, Kamaru’s going to knock out Colby Covington and after that, I want him to do something crazy,” Abdelaziz said. “I want him to beat up ‘Canelo’ [Alvarez] or somebody, why not? Kamaru, he don’t want these fake fights. He wants a real fight and everybody in boxing is boxing these old guys. I was talking to him, he was like, ‘No, I want the pound-for-pound kings of MMA against the pound-for-pound kings of boxing.’ Why not? What does he have to lose? Nothing. If you tell me Kamaru cannot last with ‘Canelo’ and rough him up, I tell you you’re wrong. I think Kamaru does very well with Canelo. At the end of the day, we just want to do bigger and better things, and of course, we are team players. We also work with Dana and the UFC to do bigger things together as a team. Opportunities come, and if they come, we’re ready.”