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Canelo Vs. Munguia: Cinco De Mayo Showdown Confirmed For May 4th In Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez will officially defend his undisputed super middleweight championship against #1 WBO contender Jaime Munguia on May 4th, Cinco de Mayo in Las Vegas.

Salvador Rodriguez of ESPN Knockout reports that Canelo vs. Munguia is official today for May 4th in Las Vegas. He says the press conference for the announcement will be next week. He didn’t tell if it’ll be shown on Amazon Prime PPV, but that’s what was believed to be happening. Munguia’s fans will be glad this fight is happening, as he’s been targeting a fight against Canelo since he turned professional 11 years ago.

The rest of the fans who wanted to see Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) take on the dangerous, David Benavidez or David Morrell Jr., will be disappointed with this news.

Those are the fights that they wanted to see from Canelo, not Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs), who will be a massive underdog with little chance of winning. Munguia is an upgrade from Canelo’s last opponent, Jermell Charlo, but not by much. Munguia will at least try to win, but it will be hopelessly overmatched unless Canelo gets old overnight.

The Announcement “Today, it can be official. 🇲🇽 Canelo-Munguía 🇲🇽 May 4 – Las Vegas. Tickets are coming soon [two months away]. Press conference next week,” said Salvador Rodriguez of ESPN Knockout on X, revealing that Canelo Alvarez will defend his Undisputed super middleweight championship against Jaime Munguia on May 4th. It’s going to be interesting to see how the build-up goes between these two, with the press conferences requiring a translator for Munguia. Canelo speaks broken English, but it’s unclear if he can speak well enough to create buzz for this fight. Munguia was the guy that Premier Boxing Champions (PBC] wanted for the May 4th date, reportedly believing that it was a more financially viable fight for them on Amazon Prime PPV than Canelo’s original choice, Jermall Charlo.

Munguia is a fight that will make money, but it’s not going to be the blockbusters of Canelo’s first two fights against Gennadiy Golovkin or his fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto. Munguia will interest enough fans to make PBC happy.

Another Mismatch The fight is a sure thing win for Canelo, and that’s the disappointing thing. There’s no suspense at all about who is going to win because Munguia is fatally flawed and barely beat 38-year-old Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year.

Credit: Boxingnews24

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