Canelo hits out at Logan and Jake Paul for their 'lack of respect'

Canelo Alvarez hits out at Logan and Jake Paul for their ‘lack of respect’ towards boxing as pound-for-pound king invites YouTube brothers to spar with him ‘so they know truly what it’s all about’

  • Canelo Alvarez has slammed the Paul brothers for their ‘lack of respect’ 
  • Logan Paul is set for a big payday when he takes on Floyd Mayweather in 2021 
  • Younger brother Jake is looking to secure a mega-fight with Conor McGregor
  • Alvarez says the pair can spar with him to see what boxing is really all about 

Canelo Alvarez has hit out at Logan and Jake Paul, as boxing’s pound-for-pound king slammed the American brothers for their lack of ‘respect’ for the sport. 

Alvarez produced a near flawless display to cement his status as the best boxer on the planet last weekend in a dominant win over Callum Smith in Texas, with the Mexican now looking almost impossible to beat.

The 30-year-old is arguably the biggest draw in boxing currently, and generates millions whenever he takes to the ring. 

Canelo Alvarez has hit out at YouTube brothers Logan and Jake Paul for their ‘lack of respect’

However, the Paul brothers, who have found fame on YouTube, are set to cash in on boxing with Logan taking on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout in February, while Jake is calling for a fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. 

And Alvarez has expressed his dismay at the current state of affairs in boxing that will surely see Logan earn one of the biggest paydays of any boxer in 2021.  

‘For true fighters, I do believe that it’s a lack of respect,’ Alvarez told TMZ Sport. ‘I truly believe that it’s a lack of respect. It’s all based on money. It’s all about money.’

The internet stars are making strides in boxing despite their lack of experience in the sport

Logan (pictured) is set to face Floyd Mayweather in a controversial exhibition bout in 2021

The Mexican would not entertain the prospect of taking part in a fight with a celebrity, but offered the brothers an invitation to spar with him. 

‘I’m focused right now on other projects, I have other stuff going on. I would invite them over for a sparring session so they truly know what it’s all about.’ 

The three-weight world champion also hit out at the athletic commissions who have signed off on fights involving celebrities and athletes from other sports. 

Canelo invited the pair to spar with him so ‘they truly know what it [boxing] is all about’

 ‘It’s all about money and I don’t agree with it. I don’t agree that people who are basketball players or who are YouTubers get licenses,’ he added.

Jake Paul spectacularly knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson last month to take his professional record to two wins, no defeats. Logan has fought once professionally, losing to fellow internet star KSI on points last year. 

The Mayweather that Logan will face will be markedly different to the imperious light middleweight that Canelo faced in 2013, as ‘Money’ schooled the then 23-year-old in a magnificent display.  

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