Junior dos Santos has received heaps of praise over the years for his boxing skills, which he’s showcased rather nicely in various fights, including his championship win versus Cain Velasquez at UFC on FOX 1. In fact, “Cigano’s” hands are so good, he’s often cited as one of the best boxers in all of MMA.
“I’ve said that sometimes,” dos Santos said. “I’m a boxing guy. I love to box with my training partners and everything but now everybody is saying this, everybody wants to fight with boxing guys. It’s become not sincere. When I say that, I’m sincere.”
That’s certainly not too shocking, but dos Santos also had this to say about his chances versus decorated heavyweight boxers Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko:
“I think if they give me four months to get prepared, I can beat them,” he said. “In the beginning of my all my camps, I do just boxing. I love to train boxing and I think I have enough skills in boxing. I know how to see a good fight. Four months, that’s what I need.”
How about that? JDS also added that he’s talked briefly with UFC boss man Dana White about the possibility before, but that it wasn’t “very serious.” Now will it ever happen? Probably not any time soon, although plenty of people would likely tune in. And how about one of the Klitschkos stepping into the Octagon to fight Junior? MMA rules? Now there’s something you wouldn’t want to bet much if anything on.
First things first for JDS, of course, is Cain Velasquez, who he’ll fight for a third time this Saturday at UFC 166 in Houston.
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