Canelo Squares Up To Munguia In First Presser – ‘This Is All About Making History’

March 20, 2024
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Canelo Squares Up To Munguia In First Presser - 'This Is All About Making History'

Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia squared up to each other in their first presser. 

They face off on Cinco De Mayo Weekend on May 4 in an all-Mexican clash. Boxing fans had been calling on Canelo to face David Benavidez. The Mexican Monster is the current WBC Super Middleweight Interim Champion. He has been mandatory for around two years. But boxing fans will have to wait as Munguia got the nod. 

Canelo’s last bout was a unanimous decision win over Jermell Charlo. It was a one-sided win, as Charlo failed to trouble Canelo. He was moving up from Junior Middleweight, making the task more difficult. Munguia had an exceptional performance against John Ryder in his previous bout. He dropped the Brit four times before stopping him in round nine. Munguia has the power to stop anyone, given his 34 KOs in his 43 wins. Here is what the fighters had to say. 

Canelo vs Munguia

Further Reaction

“Yes, I’ve said I don’t want to fight Mexican fighters. But someone respectful like Munguia, someone who has earned this fight, it’s something that I’m glad we were able to make happen. … This is a great source of pride for me because it’s Mexico all over. I’m proud of Munguia to come all the way he has. This is all about making history. I want my legacy to be about making the greatest fights possible. That’s what I want to continue doing: Defend my belt and bring the greatest fights to the fans,” Canelo

“I’m very thankful to Canelo and everyone who made this fight happen and brought us to this special day. We’ve been working really, really hard for this fight because it’s going to be such a big fight for Mexico. Canelo has always been a source of pride and motivation for me. I used to say when I was coming up in the sport that I want to be like him, and now we get a chance to face him and hopefully be where he is soon. Not only is Freddie Roach a great trainer, but he’s a great person and he’s a motivator. He’s always motivating us to keep going forward and keep training hard,” Munguia

“I’m glad he changed his mind. In this sport, you can fight a family member. That’s how much pride you should have. All I know is we have this fight made. I’ve always felt that getting two Mexican nationals in the ring at an elite level, there’s nothing more fun. There’s nothing better to watch,” De La Hoya

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