Canelo Alvarez to face Jaime Munguia in May in Las Vegas

Canelo Alvarez to defend undisputed 168-pound title against Jaime Munguia on Cinco de Mayo weekend

The fight between Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia is reportedly a go for Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas. The undisputed super middleweight champion has picked his next opponent for the all-Mexican showdown live on Saturday, May 4.

Alvarez reportedly parted ways with Premier Boxing Champions despite that only one fight was fought out of the signed three-fight deal. According to previous reports, PBC favored Munguia as Canelo’s next opponent instead of Jermall Charlo. Now, it appears that Munguia fight is on the table, but with a different promoter.

According to ESPN, Matchroom Boxing offered Canelo to face either Edgar Berlanga or Jaime Munguia. The choice fell on the latter.

Unbeaten Puerto Rican Berlanga (22-0, 17 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York is fresh off the win by TKO in the sixth round against Padraig McCrory this past weekend in Orlando. Tijuana’s undefeated Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) stopped Canelo’s former challenger John Ryder in the ninth round in January in Phoenix.

Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) is coming off the win by unanimous decision against Jermell Charlo last September in Las Vegas.

The Canelo vs Munguia showdown is expected to be confirmed shortly.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

Latest News

Leave your comment
Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here