Tyron Woodley would love to box Canelo Alvarez, believes he can knock him out

Enter Tyron Woodley in the list of MMA fighters who’d be willing to give boxing a try.

Speaking to TMZ, the former UFC welterweight champion said he’d like to fight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez, the biggest draw in the sport.

“I still can box right now,” Woodley said. “I want Canelo. I don’t want to go in there and fight ‘Boo Boo the Fool’ because if he land a couple shots off on you then everybody 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 No. 1 guy.”

Woodley (19-4-1 MMA, 9-3-1 UFC), who claimed the welterweight title with a massive overhand right to finish Robbie Lawler in 2016, said he always wanted to box while growing up.

“All I wanted to do was box when I came up,” Woodley said. “I just started MMA at 23, so I felt I was a little old to start boxing at that age. But since I was a kid, that was the only sport I’ve ever wanted to do. So most of my training is boxing training.”

Realistically, Woodley knows he wouldn’t outbox Alvarez over the course of 12 rounds, but he certainly believes he has the power to put him out.

“No. 1, 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 trying to knock him out.

“If I land, he going down, let’s not even play. It don’t matter how many boxing and fights you got and how many MMA stuff, If I hit Canelo with everything, throw some (expletive) on the punch, it’s a wrap.”

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