Boxing star Canelo Alvarez doesn’t seem to be too fond of Jake and Logan Paul. Alvarez says the YouTube sensations are disrespecting the sport of boxing.
Jake and Logan Paul have been all over the news and trending on social media as of late due to their current standing in the boxing world. Of course, Jake had a pretty shocking fight recently in which he knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson.
From there, in yet another surprise to the boxing community, Logan was given an exhibition fight against arguably the greatest of all-time, Floyd Mayweather. Alvarez wasn’t happy about that considering he’s been trying to get a rematch with Mayweather for years.
Meanwhile, Canelo Alvarez spoke to TMZ Sports about the YouTube boxing trend ahead of his fight against Callum Smith on Saturday. And, as one can imagine, Alvarez is very fond of the trend. He feels those involved are only in it for the money — not the glory or the love of boxing. He also said it is disrespecting the sport and turning it into a bit of a joke.
“I truly believe that it’s a lack of respect. It’s all based on money. It’s all for money,” Canelo told us through a translator … “I don’t think we would agree that people that are basketball players, that are YouTubers get licenses. Ya know, I don’t criticize [the Paul brothers]. This is a very risky sport, and if you go up there, it’s very risky.”
I’m focused right now on other projects,” Alvarez replied when asked if he would ever fight the Paul brothers. “I have other stuff going on, and I would invite him for a sparring session so that he truly knows what it’s all about.”
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Michael Bisping responded to and accepted an offer to fight Jake Paul on Thursday. While speaking on his podcast, Believe You Me, the 41-year-old stated that Paul has been in contact with his manager.
Bisping also said that Paul won’t make it out of round one if they were to fight.
“I’m almost 42-years old, I’m a former world champion and I will take you to school, my friend,” Bisping stated. “And I’ll guarantee you this. You won’t get out of three rounds. That’s an absolute fact. You won’t get out of one round but we’ll say three just to give you that little insurance blanket.”
While it doesn’t seem like Alvarez, Bisping, and other professional fighters are fans of the Paul brothers, there is no denying that the boxing world has taken notice of them, for better or for worse.
Simply put, YouTube boxing is likely here to stay if there is big money involved and there is nothing anyone can do to put a stop to it.