LOGAN PAUL has launched a blistering attack on Canelo Alvarez after boxing’s P4P king accused the YouTuber and his brother, Jake, of disrespecting the sport.
Four-weight world champion Canelo has taken exception to the Paul brothers – who have four professional fights between them – calling out a number of high-profile fighters in recent weeks.
Logan Paul has fired back at Canelo Alvarez[/caption]
Canelo Alvarez has accused the Paul brothers of disrespecting the sport of boxing[/caption]
He told TMZ: “Ya know, it’s all about the money.
“I don’t think we would agree that people that are basketball players, that are YouTubers get licenses.
“Ya know, I don’t criticise [the Paul brothers]. This is a very risky sport, and if you go up there, it’s very risky.”
The Mexican added: “For true fighters, I do believe it is a lack of respect.”
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Canelo’s comments well and truly rubbed up Logan the wrong way, so much so the 25-year-old referenced the current WBA (Super) super-middleweight champion’s two failed drug tests.
He told The Night Shift Gaming’s Mike Majlak: “I think he’s the guy who got caught using steroids twice.
“You wanna talk about ‘disrespecting boxing’, let’s talk about a guy who didn’t play by the rules. F*** you!”
Paul’s comments were in reference to Alvarez’s two failed drug tests in February 2018.
The 30-year-old tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol, which forced him to withdraw from his rematch with Gennady Golovkin.
Alvarez has vehemently denied intentionally ingesting the banned substance, claiming the agent got into his system via tainted meat.
Logan is currently gearing up to box retired 50-0 legend Floyd Mayweather Jr in an exhibition bout in February.
And he reckons Alvarez’s criticism stems partly from him landing a blockbuster bout with the Money man.
He added: “I think he’s salty because I get a chance to beat Mayweather and he lost to him. It’s his one loss.
“I get the shot that he failed to do.”
Mayweather’s clash with the elder Paul brother will be his first foray into the ring since his one-round demolition of Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in December 2018.
Fanmio CEO Solomun Engel, who is promoting the fight, recently revealed to SunSport that Pretty Boy isn’t underestimating the controversial YouTuber, saying: “I think Floyd is going to have fun with it but he’s taking it very seriously.
“Floyd trains extensively and I don’t think he’s going to go into this fight and not be prepared. He’s very excited for the fight.
“He sees some big opportunities here, and I don’t want to speak for him but I think we all feel this could be a very historical fight and a number of different levels.”