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But when asked about his hopes by TMZ Sports, Kamaru Usman is still eyeing a boxing fight with the Mexican Super Middleweight champion. “I’ve already said the name that interests me, Canelo. That’s what interests me,”he said.
Kamaru Usman is so confident in his ability to challenge Canelo who is the undisputed Super Middleweight boxing champion ”If I don’t believe in myself, then why do I do it? Of course I believe in myself,”he said.
Usman praised the figure of Canelo as a great boxer in his current era. Moreover, Canelo is the champion of four divisions. “He’s amazing. I didn’t take anything away from him. But, how often does a person test himself against the best?”
And when reminded of Dana White’s verdict, Kamaru Usman casually replied: “That’s Dana, but I fought. Dana’s boss, man, but I fought.”
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White cast a damning assessment of Usman’s desire to face Canelo in the boxing ring after watching 31-year-old Caleb Plant become the undisputed super-middleweight champion. “He doesn’t want to fight Canelo, he doesn’t want to fight Canelo. Let’s stop this nonsense.”