Canelo Alvarez made short work of Avni Yildirim over the weekend, retaining his WBA (Super), WBC and The Ring super middleweight titles after his opponent retired at the end of the third round. As he was about to give his in-ring interview, Alvarez had to contend with two more individuals who seemed intent on stealing some of the spotlight.
In video posted on twitter, two individuals can be seen attempting to photo-bomb the boxing champ while wearing t-shirts showing the face of YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul.
— Andres Mata (@andresxmata) February 28, 2021
In the video Alvarez can been seen telling them to, “get the f–k out of here.” The two men did exactly what they were told to do. Afterwards it appeared as though Alvarez muttered the word “f**kers” under his breath.
Alvarez and Paul have exchanged a few terse words via the media in recent months. Alvarez initially commented that he was not a fan of this latest craze of celebrity boxing. The Mexican superstar said he felt it was disrespectful for hobbyists to come into the fight game to make a quick buck.
In those comments Alvarez included an invitation for both Paul, and his brother Logan Paul (who is set to box Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout) to spar with him so he could show them what boxing “was all about.”
Logan Paul responded to those comments, calling Alvarez “salty” and accusing him of cheating. “I think he’s the guy who got caught using steroids twice,” said Paul.
After knocking out former NBA player Nate Robinson last year, Jake Paul is now due to fight former UFC fighter Ben Askren. Paul vs. Askren is scheduled to take place on April 17.
Next-up for Alvarez is a bout with WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders.
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