LIVE: Canelo vs. Munguia Kickoff Presser at 5 pm ET TODAY!

By Sean Jones - 03/19/2024 - Comments

Canelo Promotions Presents Clash Of Mexican Superstars As Pound-for-Pound Great Canelo Álvarez Duels  All-Action Star Jaime Munguía Headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View Event Available on Prime Video Saturday, May 4 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Tune in to today’s pre-fight banter at the Canelo Álvarez vs. Jaime Munguía press conference, streaming live and direct from the PBC YouTube Page  starting at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT

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Munguia’s fans will be glad this fight is happening, as he’s been targeting a fight against Canelo since he turned professional 11 years ago. The rest of the fans who wanted to see Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) take on the dangerous, David Benavidez or David Morrell Jr., will be disappointed with this news.

Those are the fights that they wanted to see from Canelo, not Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs), who will be a massive underdog with little chance of winning. Munguia is an upgrade from Canelo’s last opponent, Jermell Charlo, but not by much. Munguia will at least try to win, but it will be hopelessly overmatched unless Canelo gets old overnight.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the build-up goes between these two, with the press conferences requiring a translator for Munguia. Canelo speaks broken English, but it’s unclear if he can speak well enough to create buzz for this fight.

Munguia was the guy that Premier Boxing Champions (PBC] wanted for the May 4th date, reportedly believing that it was a more financially viable fight for them on Amazon Prime PPV than Canelo’s original choice, Jermall Charlo.

Munguia is a fight that will make money, but it’s not going to be the blockbusters of Canelo’s first two fights against Gennadiy Golovkin or his fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto. Munguia will interest enough fans to make PBC happy.

The fight is a sure thing win for Canelo, and that’s the disappointing thing. There’s no suspense at all about who is going to win because Munguia is fatally flawed and barely beat 38-year-old Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year.