Canelo Alvarez has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo is the most famous person on his contact list.
It comes just weeks after he slammed Lionel Messi on Twitter during the World Cup, which 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 Gennady Golovkin, Billy Joe Saunders and Callum Smith.
And it’s no surprise to learn that the Mexican has rubbed shoulders with some of the sport’s other elite athletes, including Ronaldo, who he admitted to being his most famous friend 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’s the most famous person’s contact you have?”
The 32-year-old took a few seconds to respond before saying: “Cristiano”.
Oddly, Canelo was on top of a horse when the question was asked, dressed in full cowboy gear as the clip racked up over 4 million views.
It comes just weeks after the fighter hit out at Messi on social media during the World Cup after Argentina beat Mexico 2-0.
The Paris Saint-Germain star has been accused of disrespect after a video of Nicolas Otamendi saw a Mexican shirt on the dressing room floor at Messi’s feet as Aguero rushed to his compatriot’s defence.
Canelo tweeted: “Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and our flag? He better pray to God I don’t find him.
“Just as I respect Argentina, he must respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country [as a whole]pretty much the *** bulls that Messi did.
Agüero replied: “Mr. Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, surely you don’t know football and what happens in a locker room.
“The shirts are still on the floor after the games are over due to sweat, then if you can see he makes the move to remove the award and accidentally hits it.”
Canelo then quotes Aguero tweeting and replies: “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: “The past few days I have been swept away by the passion and love I have for my country.
“I made comments that were out of place, so I want to apologize to Messi and the Argentine people. Every day 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.”
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