Muhammad Ali

A 24-year-old fighter who looks just like Muhammad Ali is challenging one of boxing’s most ferocious punchers to a fight

A 24-year-old fighter who looks just like Muhammad Ali is challenging one of boxing's most ferocious punchers to a fight

A 24-year-old boxer who looks like Muhammad Ali is challenging one of the sport’s most ferocious punchers to a fist-fight.

Michel Rivera, renowned for his uncanny looks to “The Greatest,” returns to the ring against Joseph Adorno during a Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime event Saturday at the Armory in Minneapolis.

Nicknamed “La Zarza Ali,” Rivera has returned 14 knockouts from 22 wins in his pro career so far and remains unbeaten.

He’s predicting another win this weekend and wants to use the platform to call out thunderous finisher Gervonta Davis, one of American boxing’s most popular combatants.

“I want to fight Gervonta Davis,” he said Thursday in a statement sent to Insider.

“I’m number two for his WBA title and I’m ready for my opportunity. My goal is to face all the champions in the division and be the last man standing.”

As for his upcoming assignment against Adorno, Rivera said he’s trained alongside a former “Tank” Davis opponent Mario Barrios in Las Vegas, and is focused and ready for his upcoming match.

“He’s a good fighter with a good record … I feel great heading into this fight and I’m thankful for the opportunity. I’m here to win. Everyone who has watched me knows that I bring a lot of different skills to the ring.

“He’s a good guy with a good record and he’s the kind of fighter I want on my record. I have to take advantage of the fights that are presented to me,” said Rivera.

“I don’t know if it’s going to go the distance, but I’m ready to go 14 rounds.”

Elsewhere on the card, Elvis Rodriguez continues his comeback following an early career loss as he fights Juan Jose Velasco in a super lightweight 10-rounder.

In the main event, Tim Tszyu fights Terrell Gausha in a super welterweight 12-rounder.

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