Tyron Woodley Believes He Would KO 'Canelo' Alvarez in a Boxing Match

By Cole Shelton Oct 10, 2019


Add Tyron Woodley to the list of MMA fighters that want to fight boxers, with the former champ setting his sights on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight champion is currently without a fight in MMA, and says he can box right now and wants to test himself against one of the best boxers in the world.

"I still can box right now," Woodley said to TMZ on Thursday. "I want Canelo. I don't want to go in there and fight 'Boo Boo the Fool' because if he lands a couple shots off on you then everybody [is] going to be like, 'Oh, Tyron got touched up by this dude, and he ain't even a .500 fighter.' If you go in there and risk it all and let it hang, I want the number one guy."

If they were to ever face one another, Woodley believes he would not only win, but become the first fighter to knock Alvarez out. "The Chosen One" believes his style would frustrate the boxing champ, where he would land one punch and end the fight.

"Number one, I'm not going to sit there and try to win 12 rounds, let's be real," Woodley said. "His defense is crazy. He'll slip an uppercut and make you look real stupid, so I'm throwing all unorthodox. I'm coming and trying to knock him out.

"If I land, he [is] going down, let's not even play. It don't matter how many boxing [matches] and fights you got and how many MMA stuff, if I hit Canelo with everything, throw some ass on the punch, it's a wrap."

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