UFC star Conor McGregor has sensationally kept the door open to a crossover bout with undisputed super middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
Canelo successfully defended his four world titles against Britain’s John Ryder earlier this month in front of a packed out Akron Stadium in Guadalajara.
Despite the fact Alvarez got the win that night, McGregor told Boxing Social that fight, as well as the Billy Joe Saunders win back in 2021, have given him confidence he has what it takes to topple the Mexican.
“I’m a southpaw, Ryder was a southpaw, Billy Joe [Saunders] was a southpaw. I’ve seen methods, I’ve seen things I do and I know he’s waning.”
“I’d fight Canelo no f***ing problem, yeah – out straight.”
‘The Notorious’ has already had one foray into the world of professional boxing, back in 2017 when he took on former Canelo opponent Floyd Mayweather in one of the biggest fights of all time.
Perhaps predictably, that did not go too well for the Irishman, as he was stopped in ten rounds by Mayweather at the T-Mobile Arena.
However, McGregor is never one to be short of confidence and it should come as no surprise he is bullish about his chances against Canelo, despite the fact he would be a huge betting underdog if the contest ever took place.
Traditional boxing fans will hope Canelo sticks to fighters in his own sport for now, potentially against either Dmitriy Bivol or David Benavidez.
Bivol handed Canelo his first defeat in almost a decade last May for the WBA light heavyweight world title, whilst Benavidez cemented his place as number one contender at 168lbs with a decision win over Caleb Plant earlier this year.