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Munguia: I Would Love The Chance To Fight Canelo One Day

It was only a few weeks ago when Jaime Munguia was prepared to share a Mexican Independence Day-themed card with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Now with the date all to himself, the unbeaten super welterweight titlist from Tijuana, Mexico looks forward to one day sharing the ring with his countryman.

Munguia (33-0, 26KOs) remains hard at work for a Sept. 14 title defense versus Ghana’s Patrick Allotey, with their bout topping a DAZN-streamed event at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The opportunity came about when Golden Boy was forced to shift plans after Guadalajara’s Alvarez (52-1-2, 35KOs) failed to secure an opponent in time for a targeted headliner on the weekend he’s performed for each of the past three years.

“It’s such a tremendous honor to represent Mexico, represent our people,” Munguia told of being selected to replace the World middleweight champion on the date. “To be able to do it in California means even more. I’ve never fought there before.”


The fight could very well be the last at super middleweight for Munguia, who turns 23 in October and at 6’0” already struggles to comfortably make weight. His name has been previously floated as a potential opponent for Alvarez or former unified middleweight titlist Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin.

Neither bout has ever materialized, although there has been increasing chatter of Mexico’s two most popular current boxing attractions one day colliding in the ring.

For now, both have present-day business on which to focus. Alvarez is due to fight Nov. 2, with a tentative hold at MGM Grand in Las Vegas though still without an opponent.

Should both emerge victorious in their next respective ring appearances, a head-on collision isn’t at all out of the question—at least on one side of the equation.

“We are both great fighters from Mexico; otherwise I don’t have any real relationship with (Alvarez),” notes Munguia. “I would love the chance to fight him one day, it would be an honor and a tremendous fight for all of Mexico to celebrate.”

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Satir on 09-09-2019

Fight at least any junior mw champ, not talking about unifying 154, do that first, in 2-3 month you'll have some uzbeks all over it, can u handle Madrimov??

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-09-2019

Jake Donovan: You have a typo. "The fight could very well be the last at super middleweight for Munguia, who turns 23 in October and at 6’0” already struggles to comfortably make weight." It should be [B]super welterweigh[/B]t. As for…

Comment by chirorickyp on 09-09-2019

Canelo is at the highest level in boxing, Munguia is not. He'll get seriously hurt.

Comment by JonDelPrado on 09-09-2019

I don’t see Munguia getting any better. Fight after fight it’s the same slugger sloppy come forward style. My guess is he has already peaked skill-wise and will never be able to hang with Canelo if it does get made.

Comment by P4P Forever on 09-09-2019

why does boxing scene keep running this , like anyone cares

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