Canelo To Make An ‘Important Announcement’ Over His Career- Is It Munguia Followed By Benavidez?

February 12, 2024
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Canelo To Make An 'Important Announcement' Over His Career- Is It Munguia Followed By Benavidez?

Canelo Alvarez is in discussions to fight Jaime Munguia, with the Mexican expected to make an ‘important announcement.’

The Undisputed Super Middleweight Champion is coming off another defense of his title after beating Jermell Charlo unanimously. The victory showed little over Canelo’s form, given that he was fighting a 154-pounder who jumped up two weight classes. Munguia is undefeated, with a record of 43-0, whose last fight was a knockout win over John Ryder. The Mexican dropped Ryder four times before stopping him in round nine as he called out Canelo.

“I feel very happy because I worked hard for this. I know that a lot of people didn’t trust me and that’s why I worked harder to prove them wrong. [And] I know that I have to work on my timing in the ring. Last time I threw a lot of punches but I wanted to control my output more in this fight.. The truth is that it will be a great fight among Mexicans, and if Canelo wants the fight it would be an honor to share the ring with him,” Munguia revealed 

Canelo To Make An 'Important Announcement' Over His Career- Is It Munguia Followed By Benavidez?
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Canelo Vs. Munguia

The fight is being considered for May 4 on Cinco De Mayo Weekend, which would air on Amazon Prime Video PPV. There is also a chance that DAZN may showcase it since Munguia fights on the platform and is with Golden Boy Promotions. TV Azteca has stated Canelo will make a big announcement over his career, while ESPN’s Salvador Rodriguez confirmed the Munguia talks. 

“The undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez visits his TV Azteca home to make important announcements about his career.”

“Jaime Munguía returned to the negotiating table for a possible fight against Canelo Álvarez in May,”

Nevertheless, fans will have to wait to see the David Benavidez fight. The Mexican Monster is the WBC Interim Super Middleweight Champion, a position he has held for around two years. He stopped Demetrius Andrade in his last fight, which set up the narrative for a Canelo fight. The fight could still play out on Mexican Independence Day, but for now, Munguia seems the front-runner based on his own words. 

“We started conversations. They called us. For me, it will be a real honor to be in the ring with Canelo, if that’s possible. I have never called him out or disrespected him. I want my position by fighting in the ring. And of course, we like the fight, but we’re not calling him out. I’m proving that I am deserving to be in the ring with anyone at 168 pounds,” Munguia stated 

Canelo Vs. Benavidez

The fight is unlikely to appease the boxing fans who have accused Alvarez of ducking Benavidez. The Mexican Monster is undefeated and seen as the biggest threat to Canelo’s titles. But since Alvarez is 33 and is a four-division champion, there are question marks over whether he has the same hunger to continue fighting top-level competition. Munguia, however, has been increasing his popularity by not being afraid to fight the best. Despite being a champion at 154, he has moved up to 168 and is targeting the big names. Tim Bradley gave Munguia the advantage over Canelo regarding appeasing boxing fans.

“He is the epitome of Mexican-style boxing. This dude is never in a dull fight, always entertaining. He’s ‘I’ll take some of yours, let me see if you can take some of mine.’ That’s his mindset. Munguia is everything Canelo wishes he was with the fans,” Bradley stated

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