Boxing News at Five: UFC star Masvidal says he is a 10 times better athlete than Canelo, Pacquiao targets March or April return

Boxing News At Five | 18 mins ago

UFC contender Jorge Masvidal is decidedly unimpressed by Canelo Alvarez, and Manny Pacquiao remains the focus for Amir Khan

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THOUGH it’s unlikely he will ever get the chance to prove it, UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal says he is “10-times the athlete” boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is and suggests it takes more to be a mixed martial artist than it does to be a boxer.

The popular welterweight, recently seen stopping Nate Diaz in New York, has been calling for a fight against Alvarez for a couple of weeks now and doesn’t seem in the mood to settle down. In fact, he is now adamant he not only wants to box Alvarez – in a ring, in his domain – but that what he does in the Octagon is beyond the capabilities of the Mexican superstar.

“I consider myself 10 times the athlete [Canelo] is
just because of MMA in general,” Masvidal told the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN.


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