KEY POINTS

  • Canelo Alvarez is not interested in fighting against the Paul brothers
  • Alvarez invited Jake Paul to a sparring session
  • Alvarez has better things planned for the future than facing either of the Paul brothers

Canelo Alvarez is set to face Callum Smith, looking to score another win. Assuming he does, it would be another milestone for the Mexican and allow him to earn big once more. But would he ever consider a fight with either Jake or Logan Paul if he was challenged?

Like most boxers, Alvarez has heard of the unusual boxing invasion of the Paul brothers. And like other authentic boxers, the 30-year-old believes it is bad for the sport. He knows it is all about the money and has issued a fair warning to the YouTubers that this is a risky sport, TMZ Sports reported.

"Ya know, it’s all about the money," Alvarez said. "I don’t think we would agree that people that are basketball players, that are YouTubers get licenses. Ya know, I don’t criticize [the Paul brothers]. This is a very risky sport, and if you go up there, it’s very risky."

Ironically, one of the Paul brothers will face someone Alvarez is pretty much familiar with. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to face Logan Paul in an exhibition boxing match in February, a fight that most feel will be lopsided. A reason for that is the retired American boxer’s accomplishments in the ring.

Alvarez knows Money all too well. He is the only one who has defeated the Mexican Brawler. The boxing champion has been aching to get a rematch with the undefeated boxer, but all that has gone up in smoke. With Mayweather retired, the loss he suffered in September 2013 will likely remain as the only glaring failure for the WBO light heavyweight champion.

Though he knows that the Paul brothers are far from elite boxers, he would not mind seeing how good both are. He extended an invitation to Jake Paul to spar with him so that he can teach him a thing or two on what boxing is all about.

"I have other stuff going on, and I would invite him for a sparring session so that he truly knows what it’s all about," Alvarez said.

Alvarez does have other and more important things in mind. If he does hurdle Smith, he plans to win all the titles in the 168-pound class. Aside from that, there is the looming possibility of seeing him face Gennady Golovkin in a much-talked-about trilogy.

Canelo Alvarez Canelo Alvarez prepares for his WBO light heavyweight title fight against Sergey Kovalev at MGM Grand Garden on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez won the title by an 11th-round knockout. Photo: Steve Marcus/Getty Images