Canelo vs. Munguía

Canelo vs. Munguía

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 – Blockbuster Pay-Per-View Card Also Available Live on DAZN.comClick here to buy tickets.

Canelo Álvarez, the reigning monarch of the super middleweight division with WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO titles snugly under his belt, is all set to up his game. He’s squaring off for the fourth time to protect his undisputed status against Jaime Munguía, an undefeated ex-champ from the 154-pound class, now bulking up for his third clash at the 168-pound frontier.

Canelo, with a hefty record of 60 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws, and 39 of those victories by knockout, is stepping back into the ring after schooling Jermell Charlo last September. The Guadalajara giant clinched the super middleweight throne in 2021, toppling Caleb Plant, and even after a hiccup at light heavyweight against Dmitriy Bivol, he came back swinging to outclass Gennadiy Golovkin and then John Ryder.

Under Eddy Reynoso’s wing, Canelo has vanquished a constellation of boxing luminaries since his pro debut at 15, with only Floyd Mayweather managing to best him besides Bivol. “Staging a fight between two Mexicans is monumental,” Canelo beams. “Jaime’s earned his shot, and I’m thrilled we’re showcasing this to the world.”

Jaime Munguía, at 27, with a pristine 43-0 record (34 by KO), first turned heads in 2018, snatching the 154-pound title from Sadam Ali. After five title defenses, he ascended to 160 pounds, where he remained unbeaten across six bouts. His super middleweight journey began in 2023, with a notable victory over Sergiy Derevyanchenko, which snatched the BWAA Fight of the Year accolade. Recently, under Freddie Roach’s tutelage, he dispatched John Ryder, signaling he’s not just here to play.

“I’m buzzing with excitement for this massive chance,” says Munguía. “Thanks to all who turned this dream into reality. We’re primed to electrify fans come May 4. I’m set to prove I’m cut out for greatness. Viva Tijuana and Viva México!”

During the first press event, Álvarez shared his immense pride in flying the Mexican flag high on such a significant occasion, underlining the historic nature of his title defense. He tipped his hat to Munguía as a formidable opponent, praising his strength and focus in the ring.

Munguía, thankful for the shot, looked up to Álvarez as a beacon of motivation and honor. With Freddie Roach in his corner, he promised a fight that will go down in boxing lore, signaling the peak of his career.

Eddy Reynoso, guiding Álvarez, and Freddie Roach, in Munguía’s corner, both foresaw a fight that will highlight Mexican boxing’s dominance. Tom Brown of TGB Promotions and Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions celebrated the fight as a crucial moment for Mexican boxing, awaited eagerly by fans across the globe.

This face-to-face set the stage for a fight to remember, celebrating the Mexican spirit and boxing mastery, sure to create a buzz this Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Undercard

Mario Barrios will defend his Interim WBC Welterweight belt against Argentina’s own Fabián Maidana in what promises to be a brawl worthy of its billing. Maidana steps into the lion’s den for his first crack at a world title.

Barrios, a veteran of the 140-pound wars, notched a notable win last time, flooring Yordenis Ugas twice to clinch a unanimous nod. Now training in Las Vegas, Barrios aims to solidify his stance in the 147-pound division. Yet, it was in June 2021 when Gervonta Davis handed him a defeat, stripping him of his super lightweight crown.

“I’m buzzing to return to the ring, especially for a bout that’s part of the grandest Mexican fight spectacle on Cinco de Mayo weekend,” Barrios jests. “Maidana’s no pushover, but I’m set to defend my title with smarts and a touch of malice. It’s well-known I don’t hold back once I step through those ropes. Expect a no-holds-barred Mexico vs. Argentina showdown come May 4.”

Maidana, on a winning spree with three victories in 2023, brings his own brand of ferocity to the bout, aiming to emulate his brother’s success against Floyd Mayweather. “This is more than a fight; it’s a statement for Argentina,” Maidana declares with a hint of sarcasm.

Figueroa vs. Magdaleno: Featherweight Frenzy

Brandon Figueroa is set to tangle with Jessie Magdaleno in a fight that screams action. Figueroa, coming off a win that clinched him the Interim WBC Featherweight Title, is no stranger to controversy or challenge, his bout against Stephen Fulton Jr. still a hot topic among fight fans.

“I’ve been lying in wait, itching for my moment,” Figueroa admits. “Magdaleno’s record speaks volumes, but I’m here to write the next chapter. Expect nothing less than an electrifying performance.”

Magdaleno, looking to bounce back from a recent setback, knows a thing or two about upsets. “Count me out at your own risk,” he warns. “I’ve been the underdog before, and I’m ready to go again. May 4 marks the start of a new era.”

Stanionis vs. Maestre: Unbeaten Warriors Collide

Eimantas Stanionis is all set to defend his WBA Welterweight Title against the undefeated Gabriel Maestre in a clash that’s sure to draw fireworks. Stanionis, a Lithuanian powerhouse, is fresh off a decision win over Radzhab Butaev, marking his territory in the welterweight jungle.

“I’m like a kid in a toy store with too many choices,” Stanionis beams. “Fighting on Cinco de Mayo, sharing the stage with legends, it’s a dream. Maestre’s no slouch, but I’m here to put on a show.”

Maestre, with Olympic credentials and a pro record peppered with notable wins, is gunning for revenge and glory. “Our amateur bout was just the beginning,” Maestre states. “I’ve been waiting for this rematch, and I intend to leave the ring victorious. May 4 will be unforgettable for me and my country.”

Date

May 04 2024

Time

8:00 PM - 11:40 PM

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 04 2024
  • Time: 8:00 PM - 11:40 PM

Location

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
3780 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89158, United States

Promoter

Premier Boxing
Premier Boxing
Website
https://twitter.com/premierboxing

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