On May 4, Middleweight Titleholder Canelo Alvarez To Encounter Jamie Munguia


The confirmed rival for undisputed super middleweight champ Canelo Alvarez has been officially announced as Jamie Munguia.

Following his match against Jermell Charlo last September, Alvarez has now sealed his next fight after lengthy discussions. The much-anticipated face-off with Jermall Charlo did not come to fruition.

Despite many fans hoping for an Alvarez vs. David Benavidez matchup, the Mexican pugilist will square off against Jamie Munguia on May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Sharing insights about the upcoming bout, Canelo Alvarez took to Instagram and posted a video detailing the fight. The video can be viewed below:

With an undefeated record of 43-0 and 34 knockouts to his name, Jamie Munguia boasts impressive power and speed, showcasing significant progress over the years. Nevertheless, he is viewed as not quite on par with Alvarez. Hence, Alvarez is expected to be the clear favorite in the match, possibly holding onto his super middleweight titles.

Furthermore, Alvarez’s decision to overlook David Benavidez for the showdown has faced backlash, with many eagerly anticipating a clash between the two, considering Benavidez to be a worthy contender for a title shot.

Issues Highlighted by Mike Tyson and David Benavidez

In a recent interview with Marca, boxing legend Mike Tyson expressed his disappointment with Alvarez’s choice, questioning his intentions and respect for boxing traditions. Tyson voiced concern over Alvarez’s reluctance to engage in matches that fans are keen on.

David Benavidez also chimed in on the matter, disclosing that Alvarez turned down a lucrative offer, along with a substantial purse split. Despite the proposal, Benavidez expressed keen interest in the opportunity to go up against Alvarez.

With the showdown between Alvarez and Benavidez up in the air, boxing enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the outcome of these negotiations.


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