Middleweight Champion Canelo Alvarez Set To Face Jamie Munguia On May 4

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Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez has confirmed his upcoming bout against Jamie Munguia.

After prolonged negotiations, Alvarez has locked in his next opponent following his fight against Jermell Charlo last September. While many expected a showdown with Jermall Charlo, it did not materialize.

Despite fans’ longing for a Alvarez vs. David Benavidez clash, the Mexican champion will step into the ring with Jamie Munguia on May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

On Instagram, Canelo Alvarez shared insights about the fight in a video posted on the platform. Check out the video below:

Jamie Munguia, holding an impressive undefeated record of 43-0 with 34 knockouts, possesses formidable power and speed, showing notable improvement over the years. However, he is seen as not matching Alvarez’s caliber. Consequently, Alvarez is anticipated to be a significant favorite in the fight, likely retaining his super middleweight titles.

Moreover, the decision of Alvarez to not face David Benavidez has received criticism, with many eagerly anticipating this showdown, considering Benavidez deserving of a title shot.

Concerns Raised by Mike Tyson and David Benavidez

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson voiced his frustration over Alvarez’s decision in an interview with Marca, questioning Alvarez’s motives and respect for boxing traditions. Tyson expressed disappointment in Alvarez’s reluctance to engage in fights fans desire.

David Benavidez also commented on the situation, revealing Alvarez’s rejection of a lucrative offer, including a significant purse split. Despite the offer, Benavidez expressed his eagerness for the opportunity to face Alvarez.

As the anticipated Alvarez vs. Benavidez clash remains uncertain, boxing enthusiasts are left eagerly awaiting the outcome of these negotiations.

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