UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman is currently preparing to defend his title against Colby Covington this weekend, but he’s already has plans fights for his next big fight. During a recent press conference, Usman opened up about the possibility of leaving the world of mixed martial arts to fight the number one pound for pound boxer in the world — Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
“I think that’s something that [would be] the biggest ever in history,” Usman said on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
“That’s what I’m looking to do. That’s something that scares me. That’s something that gets me up in the morning. That’s something that I might risk leaving my daughter for another 12 weeks for.”
Usman will share the upcoming fight weekend with Alvarez. While Usman takes on Covington in Madison Square Garden, Alvarez will be fighting for the undisputed super middleweight title in Las Vegas against Caleb Plant. Both fights will take place at roughly the same time, but he will be keeping an eye out to see how Alvarez does.
“We’ll see who does better,” Usman added, according to ESPN.
“We’re both in the business of entertainment nowadays. He’s gonna entertain on the same night. So will we. We’ll see who does better numbers and then we’re gonna sit there and we’ll have a discussion with the pound-for-pound best promoter in the game Dana White and we’ll try to make something happen.”