Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers alive right now. He proved his elite status with a recent victory over Callum Smith. This week, Canelo offered his take on the Paul brothers boxing.
Like many other fighters, Canelo doesn’t seem overly pleased with the path these men are taking. He’s now offering to spar them, perhaps as a way to introduce them to the real side of the sport. Today, we’ll discuss the champ’s comments towards the new popularity of celebrity boxing.
Let’s get into it!
Jake Paul Continues Searching for a New Opponent
As most have already heard, Jake and his brother Logan Paul have quickly begun making their way into the boxing game. It started in 2018 when they competed in an amateur boxing event featuring an all-YouTube card. The brothers decided to enter the professional game shortly after.
This past November, Jake Paul competed in his second professional bout against former NBA player Nate Robinson. There was some serious hype leading into this bout. Jake has a huge number of followers, many of whom hoped to see him lose.
Many began flocking to different US online sportsbooks to place their wagers on this fight. Jake entered as the considerable favorite by just about every single betting site. Some, however, felt that Robinson’s athleticism would help him get the win.
In the end, Jake Paul’s experience in boxing showed. It took less than two rounds for him to land a devastating knockout punch against Nate Robinson. Immediately afterward, he began issuing challenges to several combat sports stars.
That includes Conor McGregor. Jake Paul took to Instagram, allegedly offering Conor $50 million for a fight in the boxing ring. “Notorious” has yet to respond to this callout and Jake Paul is still looking for his next opponent.
Many are taking issue with the Paul brothers entering into the boxing ring. That includes one of the best fighters in the sport, Canelo Alvarez.
Here’s What Canelo Thinks About the Paul Brothers Boxing
Just about everyone who follows boxing knows Canelo Alvarez. He’s been a massive star in the sport for years, famously receiving a shot against Floyd Mayweather when he was just 21 years old. He’s now 54-1-2 in the ring with wins over some of the best fighters to ever compete.
This past weekend, Canelo took on Callum Smith with several world championships on the line. Smith was seen as one of the toughest challenges to Canelo in years. Once again, however, the Mexican champion proved that he’s simply on another level and beat Smith via a clear unanimous decision.
Canelo was recently asked what he felt about the Paul brothers boxing. As a true veteran of the fight game, he doesn’t seem to be a fan of this move. He also warned that entering the boxing game can have serious consequences.
“I truly believe that it’s a lack of respect. It’s all based on money,” Canelo said. “It’s all about money. I’m focused right now on other projects, I have other stuff going on. I would invite them over for a sparring session so they truly know what it’s all about. It’s all about money and I don’t agree with it. I don’t agree that people who are basketball players or who are YouTubers get licenses. This is a very risky sport, so if they’re going out there, it’s risky.”
Canelo is far from being the only person with this opinion. In fact, many fighters have been complaining about Jake and Logan making moves into the fight game. Like it or not, these two YouTubers are bringing more viewers to the sport.
As we mentioned earlier, Jake is still looking for his next opponent. Logan, however, is set to take on one of boxing’s all-time greats in February of next year.
Odds on Mayweather-Paul Are Now Being Offered Online!
Logan Paul can be credited for bringing a resurgence to celebrity boxing. The famous internet personality has competed several times in the ring and every time, he brought in a massive amount of viewers. He’s now set to take on Floyd Mayweather on February 20.
Mayweather hasn’t competed as a professional boxer since 2017. He’s dabbled with exhibition fights over the years, though. That includes the hyped matchup with Japanese kickboxing star, Tenshin Nasukawa.
Mayweather-Paul is guaranteed to be a big fight. BetOnline is now offering some fantastic odds on this bout. This US sports betting website is well-known for offering its members great boxing betting options and a safe cashier system.
Floyd Mayweather is currently listed as the -4000 favorite. He went 50-0 as a professional boxer with wins over fighters such as Canelo Alvarez, Oscar De La Hoya, and Marcos Maidana. He’s 43 years old, yet has remained in shape during retirement.
Logan Paul enters this bout as the +1200 underdog. The only real advantage he possesses in this bout is size. Even with that attribute, it seems highly unlikely he will find success in this bout. A win by Logan would be a massive upset. Stay tuned for more updates on this bout over the next few weeks!
What do you feel about the Paul brothers boxing? Are you excited to see Paul vs. Mayweather? Let us know in the comments section below!
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