Canelo vs. Munguia: Is This Fight Really Worth $90?

By Sean Jones - 04/28/2024 - Comments

Canelo Alvarez is defending his undisputed super middleweight champion Jaime Munguia this Saturday night, May 4th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The event is priced at $89.99 on PPV.

Fans Aren’t Sold

Fans haven’t been pushing for the superstar Canelo to fight Munguia, so it’s interesting that the organizers are choosing to price the event through the roof is bad news because it’s a low-level fight.

It’s a gamble on the event organizers to charge nearly $100 for what many fans view as a cherry-pick on Canelo’s part. Munguia has an impressive-look record, but his resume is too weak for fence-sitters to be motivated to purchase the event.

Fans on social media have not been very excited about the Canelo-Munguia fight, and that’s a bad sign.

Besides the fight not being one that fans have been asking for, neither of these guys is working hard marketing the fight on social media. It appears that the organizers are assuming that fans will will be willing to pay to see this event because Canelo is involved, but they could be wrong.

It’s not that it’s a mismatch. Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) does have a chance in this fight, but the real problem is he’s never fought anyone of quality to indicate whether he can beat even this long-in-the-tooth version of Canelo.

Munguia’s best wins have come against fighters like Gary O’Sullivan, Gabriel Rosado, John Ryder, and Sergiy Derevyanchenko. He didn’t look overly impressive in any of those fighters.

For the price that the event is going for, Munguia should have been vetted as being worthy of a fight against Canelo, and he’s not done that. If he had fought David Benavidez, David Morrell, Caleb Plant, and Christian Mbilli and beaten them, fans wouldn’t be squawking about the $90 price tag.

Where to Buy

The PPV card begins at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Undercard Fights

  • Mario Barrios vs Fabian Maidana
  • Brandon Figueroa vs Jessie Magdaleno
  • Eimantas Stanionis vs Gabriel Maestre

WBA welterweight champion Stanionis is an excellent fighter, but his opponent, 37-year-old Maestre (6-0-1, 5 KOs) hasn’t done enough to be getting a world title shot. He’s not well known by U.S fans, and it’s not enticing for people to want to order the card.

WBC interim welterweight champion Mario Barrios is defending his strap against a non-contender, Maidana. This guy is the brother of Marcos Maidana, but he’s done zero to be getting a world title shot, even against a trinket title like the one Barrios holds.

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