The great Nigerian fighter Kamaru Usman is facing a tough defense of the welterweight title this weekend. The UFC's dominant champion will have a rematch with Colby Covington, the fighter who, according to many, offered him the greatest resistance so far, in the first match that took place at the end of 2019.
However, Kamaru Usman is already looking at other matches in a way. It is no secret that the Nigerian fell in love with his hands, more precisely with his boxing skills. Namely, after moving to the hall with Trevor Wittman, Usman made visible progress when it comes to boxing, and he presented this with excellent performances against Gilbert Burns and Jorge Masvidal.
Kamaru now wants to follow in McGregor's footsteps, that is, he hopes for a big boxing match. The fighter whose name Usman has been calling out for some time is Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. The Mexican is currently the "P4P" best boxer in the world according to many rankings, and the UFC welterweight champion wants to try against someone like that.
It is clear that Usman's chances would be minimal, but the Nigerian claims that he is not looking for such a match because of money, but because the challenge motivates him. '' To be honest with you, I'll tell you what will really get people interested in that fight.
Have you ever seen two of the pound-for-pound best fighters in their sports do a match against each other?" "Who is the pound-for-pound best boxer in the world right now? It’s not about the money, it’s about what motivates me to get out of bed, about what scares me!
I want to fight Canelo'' Usman explained in an interview with ESPN. Kamaru Usman is truly dominant in MMA. He is undefeated within the UFC, has defended his belt four times already, and if he defeats Covington again, he will cement himself as the best welterweight in the world.
However, there is no shortage of challenges in that category. Vicente Luque is constantly advancing, Khamzat Chimaev is getting closer to the very top, and in time new fighters will appear in the always interesting welterweight category.
It’s hard to expect Usman to get a chance to box against boxers like “Canelo” Alvarez If such a fight does take place, it will arouse great interest, but both fighters will take a lot of money, which is obviously a big goal. Still, the chances are slim, but not impossible.