Canelo vs Munguia HIGHLIGHTS: May 4, 2024 | PBC on Prime PPV

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Published 2024-05-04
Pound-for-pound great Canelo Álvarez turned in a vintage performance by dropping the previously unbeaten Jaime Munguia Saturday night on his way to earning a unanimous decision as Canelo Promotions presented the all-Mexican clash headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Making the fourth defense of his WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO 168-pound world titles, Canelo delivered another Cinco de Mayo weekend masterpiece as he took home the decision by scores of 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112. Munguia fought valiantly and was extremely busy in the ring, but Canelo consistently landed the cleaner shots across the 12 rounds.

“This win means a lot,” said Canelo. “I’m glad that I gave him this opportunity. Munguia is a great guy and a great champion. He’s gonna have a great career. I’m very proud that the whole world is watching us Mexicans.”

"I came out strong and was winning the early rounds,” said Munguia. “I let my hands go, but he’s a fighter with a lot of experience. The loss hurts because it's my first loss and I felt strong.”

Munguia appeared to have the momentum after he closed round three with a right hand that appeared to snap Canelo’s head back. However, Canelo responded like the future Hall of Famer he is and delivered the highlight of the fight in round four with a left hook-uppercut that put Munguia on the mat.

“I took my time,” said Canelo. “I have a lot of experience. Munguia is a great fighter. He's strong and smart. But I have 12 rounds to win the fight and I did. I did really good and I’m proud of it. He’s strong, but he’s a little slow. I could see every punch. That’s why I’m the best.”

"There’s no doubt I would have beaten anyone else tonight,” said Munguia. “He has a lot of experience. I started well, but he’s a fighter who creates a lot of problems."

Canelo rode the momentum from that moment to dominate the final eight rounds on the way to his unanimous decision. While Munguia threw more punches than Canelo according to CompuBox (663-536), it was Canelo who held the edge in shots landed (234-170) and connect rate (44% to 26%).

After sweeping the final three rounds on all of the cards, Canelo discussed his place in boxing history and his plans for what comes next.

“When I retire, my numbers will say what position I'm in,” said Canelo. “I know there's a lot of great Mexican fighters in the past, but I’m the best fighting right now. I’m gonna rest and enjoy my family. If the money is right, I can fight right now. I’ve fought everyone and I can do what I want."

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All Comments (21)
  • @Coolgt_1
    That young dude has a bright future in boxing.He didn't quit got up and fought his ass off.
  • @Eleanor-_-
    When mexicans box, the Earth celebrates. Nothing but respect ( Bulgaria , Europe )
  • @salvajeasp757
    LATINOS COME AND DELIVER REAL FIGHTS!!! Respect 🫡 🇵🇷🇲🇽
  • @AzureR00k
    This fight showcases the difference between a very good young fighter vs. an elite veteran.
  • @Wj33333
    Jaime threw everything he had nothing to be ashamed of. Hell of a fight.
  • Badass Mexican fight! Munguía earned mad respect tonight. Canelo was a powerhouse 🥊🇲🇽 🥊
  • The fact that Canelo is 5’8” taking on these 6 foot+ boxers is crazy!
  • @boohoo.
    oscar snorting all the pain away tonight
  • @sw33tspot57
    I love Munguia's show of respect and class all the way. No thrashtalk and foul words just pure respect and humbleness. Love Canelo's respect to Munguia too.
  • @kenhill100
    Canelo put on a boxing clinic. The sweet science in poetry. Patient and precision counters
  • Canelo showed respect and skill, what a fight! 🥊💥
  • @adimedi101
    Love Mexican fighters. No clinching whatsoever 🇲🇽
  • @sd.cali.6197
    Canelo literally held back from connecting a few solid ones.. you can see him going in and pulling back instead of hitting him.. he also literally grabbed munguia so that he wouldn't fall a second time.. mad fkn respect to canelo for giving the young homie a real chance to 4 belts
  • Big Alvarez fan. He's one of the greatest ever. From a white boy in Ohio. (My great grandfather was from Spain. last name Ortiz)
  • @jonnyjrmora6174
    Respect to jaime munguia he never quit a true Mexican warrior
  • @drummer_zay9493
    Canelo has a titanium chin. He’s still strong and near the end of his prime. Legend!!
  • @rwahid82
    Much respect to Jaime he didn't run like all other Canelo opponents!! He fought like a true Mexican Warrior. He will be the next big thing in Boxing
  • Mexican boxing style is so beautiful to watch. Vravo 🎉 to both fighters they put a great show for the fans.