WATCH LIVE: Canelo Alvarez vs. Jamie Munguia Press Conference at 5:00 pm ET

By Will Arons - 03/19/2024 - Comments

Today’s Canelo Álvarez vs. Jaime Munguía press conference will stream live on the PBC YouTube Page at 5:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. PT as Canelo Promotions presents a battle between Mexican superstars on Saturday, May 4 headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and the #1 ranked WBO contender Jaime Munguia will fight on May 4th in Las Vegas. The event will be a PBC Pay-Per-View event available on Prime Video. The Canelo-Munguia fight will also be shown on DAZN PPV.

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It’s an important fight for Canelo because he needs to prove he can still draw significant sales on PPV. Too many lackluster fights have arguably diminished the popularity that Canelo once enjoyed. Fans will be pleased that Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) is choosing to fight Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) instead of the alternative, Edgar Berlanga, who would have been a disappointing choice for Alvarez, especially if the fight were to end up on PPV.

David Benavidez is the one that fans wanted to see fight on May 4th, but when asked if he would be willing to buy out his contract with PBC and cross the street to fight Canelo on DAZN, he said to Thaboxingvoice, “F*** no.” He’s unwilling to leave PBC to fight Canelo, so that situation is done, likely permanently.

Evaluating the Options

Talent-wise, Munguia is the third best choice for Canelo to fight at 168, behind Benavidez and David Morrell Jr. With Benavidez planning on moving up to 175, it’s better not to consider him a super middleweight any longer, considering the chances of returning to 168 after he faces Oleksandr Gvozyk are slim.

Benavidez only wants Canelo at super middleweight, and he won’t come back down to 168 to continue fighting older fighters like Demetrius Andrade. Munguia is the second best in popularity behind Benavidez but not on the level of Morrell in the talent department.

The fact that Canelo wants to fight Munguia means he feels he can beat him without problems. If Canelo didn’t think he could beat him, he’d be avoided the way Benavidez and Morrell are by him.