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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez Weighs In On The Cristiano Ronaldo Vs Lionel Messi GOAT Debate

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez took the opportunity to practice his English in a recent press interview, giving his opinion on a number of sports stars and fellow boxers.

Talking to anchor Steve Ponce, on On behalf of BT SportThe Mexican fighter gave UK fans a rare look at his worldview.

Canelo, 31, prepares to face the American Caleb Plant Saturday night, in a lightweight unification bout for the ages.

Already considered one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time, the Guadalajara man reveals his unique perspective on other icons from the sports world.

In addition to calling golfer Tiger Woods “The Goat,” Alvarez has also spoken out about soccer stars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Watch a portion of BT Sport’s interview with the unified world champion below.

Regarding the Argentine, Canelo claims Messi is “one of the best players”, and it seems to be a bit more compliment compared to asking about Manchester United’s Ronaldo, who he thought was only a “great player”.

He also spoke about some of his boxing colleagues, describing world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury as “a good boxer, with a lot of skills.”

Canelo then went on to talk about Fury’s final three-way fight with Deontay Wilder, describing the clash – which hit both men on deck – as a “really good fight”.

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On Anthony Joshua, who recently lost his heavyweight title belts to Oleksandr Usyk, the lightweight was similarly positive. He described AJ as “a really nice guy and a good boxer with a lot of skills.”

When Canelo showed a photo of the undefeated Irish world champion, Katie Taylor, she said she was “a really good fighter and he loves to watch”.

Joshua and Taylor have a business relationship with Alvarez, with the three working alongside Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing – which he also praised in the interview.


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