Canelo Alvarez has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous person on his contacts list.
It comes just weeks after hitting out at Lionel Messi on Twitter at the World Cup, that led to a spat with Sergio Aguero where the boxer called him a ‘b******’.
Canelo is one of the most famous boxers on the planet, winning multiple world championships in four different weight classes, beating the likes of Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith.
And it is no surprise to hear that the Mexican has been rubbing shoulders with some of sport’s other elite athletes, including Ronaldo, who he admitted was his most famous pal on his phone.
In an interview with GQ Mexico and Latin America magazine, Canelo revealed the information in a TikTok video when the interviewer asked: “What is the most famous person’s contact you have?”
The 32-year-old took a few seconds to reply before saying: “Cristiano.”
Bizarrely, Canelo was atop a horse when the question was asked, dressed in full cowboy gear while the clip has accumulated over 4 million views.
It comes just weeks after the fighter lashed out at Messi on social media during the World Cup after Argentina beat Mexico 2-0.
The Paris Saint-Germain star was accused of a lack of respect after a video from Nicolas Otamendi saw a Mexican shirt on the floor of the dressing room by Messi’s feet while Aguero rushed to his compatriot’s defence.
Canelo tweeted: “Did you guys see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag? He better pray to God that I don’t find him.
“Just like I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country [as a whole], just about the bulls*** that Messi did.”
Aguero replied: “Mr. Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, surely you don’t know about football and what happens in a dressing room.
“The shirts are always on the floor after the games are over due to sweat and then if you see well, he makes the movement to remove the prize and accidentally hits it.”
Canelo then quote tweeted Aguero and hit back: “You too, b******? You used to write me, ‘Oh, oh, Canelo’, and now you’re crying. Don’t be a hypocrite, b******.”
However, the boxer’s rage subsided and he issued an apology a few days later, writing on social media: “These past few days I was carried away by the passion and love I have for my country.
“I made comments that were out of place so I want to apologise to Messi and the people of Argentina. Everyday we learn something new and this time it was me.
“I wish both teams much success in their matches today and here we will continue to support Mexico until the end.”