Leonard Ellerbe’s Expert Prediction: ‘No Way Canelo Is Losing To Munguiaia”

By @James_theGrad - 03/20/2024 - Comments

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe feels there’s “no way” Canelo Alvarez loses to the talented unbeaten Mexican Jaime Munguia, predicting a knockout win for the superstar on May 4th in their fight.

Ellerbe believes the 27-year-old Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) is “tailor-made for Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs), and will wind up a highlight reel knockout victim in their fight on Amazon Prime and DAZN PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

With Ellerbe, you don’t know if he’s slanting his praise to stay on Canelo’s good side, so he’ll agree to fight one of the Mayweather Promotions stable fighters, like Rolando ‘Rolly’ Romero. It would be a crazy dream if that’s Ellerbe’s angle, but you can’t put it him.

Munguia is NOT tailor-made for Canelo. On the contrary, he has a bad style for Canelo, a really bad one. It’s possible that he can pull off the upset if he fights with confidence and aggression like he did against John Ryder last January.

If Munguia fights like that, he can beat Canelo. However, Munguia probably won’t win if he fights like he did against Sergiy Derevyanchenko last year.

“There’s no way he’s losing to Munguia, no way. I’m glad this fight got made; it’s a terrific fight,” said Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe to Fighthype¬†about the Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia mega-fight on May 4th.

Canelo can definitely lose to Munguia, and he might even get knocked out if the younger fighter drills him with combinations like he did Ryder when he trapped him against the ropes.

Ellerbe: Munguia is “Tailor-Made” for Canelo

“It’s big for the Mexican culture, and Canelo, in my opinion, the greatest Mexican fighter ever. You have a young fighter in Munguia who is coming to fight. He’s a good fighter. He’s definitely developed under Freddie Roach, but it should be great.

“He’s [Munguia] tailor-made for Canelo, in my opinion. This will probably be a highlight KO for Canelo. I fully expect him to handle his business in impressive fashion on May the fourth, and who knows what he decides to do next,” said Ellerbe.

If this were a younger version of Canelo from his first fight against Gennadiy Golovkin in 2016, he’d have a good chance of knocking out Munguia. What we saw of Canelo against Jermell Charlo, Ryder, and Golovkin III, he’s not knocking out Munguia.

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