UFC champion Alex Pereira responds after Anthony Joshua suggests he makes a move to boxing

By Harry Kettle - July 8, 2024

UFC light heavyweight champon Alex Pereira has responded to Anthony Joshua suggesting he tests the waters in boxing.

Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka

As we know, Alex Pereira is on top of the mixed martial arts world right now. At UFC 303, he knocked Jiri Prochazka out to successfully retain his UFC light heavyweight title. Ever since then, fans have been discussing what his legacy in the sport is going to look like. After all, in less than three years since his debut, he’s been able to capture two world titles to run alongside victories over numerous former champions.

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He is an absolute machine and deserves to be recognized as such. Of course, his work in MMA sits next to his incredible kickboxing record, which is what really put him on the map due to his rivalry with Israel Adesanya.

The impressiveness of ‘Poatan’ has led to heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua suggesting he should try out the squared circle. In response, Pereira had the following to say.

Pereira’s future plans

Joshua: “Alex Pereira should make a boxing debut one day.”
Pereira: “I’m honored you think so. It’s always been my dream, I’m 37 I cannot make a career in it so who do you recommend I fight?”

There are plenty of amazing options for Alex as he moves forward into the next phase of his career. While boxing may seem like an appealing one, and certainly a lucrative one, the popular opinion is that a showdown with Magomed Ankalaev is on the horizon.

Would you be interested in seeing Alex Pereira compete in boxing? Is there a chance he could become the first ever three-weight world champion in UFC history? Let us know your thoughts on this and his career as a whole, BJPENN Nation!

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