Canelo Breaking Ribs On Latest Training Footage – ‘Beast Mode, He’s Sleeping Benavidez’

March 7, 2024
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Canelo Breaking Ribs On Latest Training Footage - Beast Mode, He's Sleeping Benavidez'

Canelo Alvarez has begun training before his potential fight with Jaime Munguia on May 4.

Reports indicate that Canelo has agreed on a deal to face the unbeaten Mexican on Cinco de Mayo Weekend, subject to an official announcement. It is unclear if the fight will occur on Amazon Prime or DAZN, given that PBC has restarted talks with Canelo. Munguia is with Golden Boy, making it more likely that the fight will happen on DAZN. But so far, there is nothing to suggest this either way.

But with May fast approaching, Canelo has been hitting the gym to get himself in top shape. The following footage shows Canelo destroying the bag with solid left and right hand combinations. The training shows extensive work on power, which will be vital to keep Munguia at bay.

Canelo’s Training

Munguia’s record is 43-0 with 34 KOs. He is coming off a ninth-round KO over John Ryder after dropping the Brit four times. Ryder would then retire shortly after, showing how well Munguia had performed.

And yet, boxing fans want to see the David Benavidez fight. If the Munguia fight happens on PBC, there is still a chance that Canelo will fight the Mexican Monster. Benavidez has made it clear that he will not leave PBC to get the Canelo fight.

“He was literally taking everything. I’m not saying he shouldn’t. He’s entitled to it. I don’t care. I want the opportunity. So, if they’re going him [Canelo] $60 million over here [Premier Boxing Champions], what could they possibly give him over here [DAZN]? It’s the same thing. So, why would I go across the street when I’ve been getting treated really good with PBC and Al Haymon. Why would I go across the street when they would probably only give me a one-fight deal, and it would be all in favor of Canelo? It’s really the same thing,” Benavidez stated 

Canelo vs Benavidez

Despite that being the case, the Munguia fight has pacified some of Canelo’s critics. Jessie Vargas responded to the prospect of a Munguia fight, saying he is a credible opponent alongside Benavidez. That has created the narrative that if Canelo gets past Munguia, it could set up a massive clash on Mexican Independence Day against Benavidez.

But the Mexican Monster may want to have one fight before that happens. He has not fought since beating Demetrius Andrade last November, meaning that it will be almost a year since he has fought come Mexican Independence Day in September. But in the meantime, Vargas was satisfied with Munguia.

“I like Benavidez, and I like Munguia. If I were in the position as a fan, I would say, Benavidez or Munguia. As Canelo’s promoter, I’d say Munguia. He’s a younger fighter. He’s strong, but he’s younger and still inexperienced. So, get him now before you get him later because if you get him a little bit too late, the fight will be more difficult,” Vargas stated

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