‘It’s not your turn yet’: Kamaru Usman, Canelo Alvarez trade barbs on potential boxing match

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Kamaru Usman may not have Canelo Alvarez on board just yet, but at least he got him to respond.

UFC welterweight champion Usman has been eager to lace up the boxing gloves against fellow pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter Alvarez, but can’t seem to get enough steam behind his idea.

For one, he’ll have to get the approval of UFC president Dana White, who has been heavily dismissive of the idea. Alvarez appeared more willing, but insists he’s focused on his legacy first.

The reigning IBF, WBA, WBC, WBO and The Ring super-middleweight champion will challenge Dmitry Bivol for his light heavyweight title on May 7 on DAZN pay-per-view. Usman is expected to rematch Leon Edwards next in July, quite possibly at the UFC’s newly announced return to London.

Check out Alvarez and Usman’s back-and-forth, which was sparked by Usman’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz.

Abdelaziz accuses Alvarez of ducking Usman

Alvarez responds

Usman chimes in

Alvarez fires back

Usman challenges Alvarez in an MMA fight, too

Alvarez tells Usman he'll have to wait

Usman says Alvarez doesn't want the smoke

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