Is Canelo Alvarez vs Jaime Munguia bout confirmed after Jermall Charlo deal collapse?

Saul Canelo Alvarez has established himself as a legend in the sport of boxing, having held multiple world championships in different weight classes, as well as being the first and only boxer in history to become the undisputed champion at super middleweight.

The last time we saw Alvarez perform was on September 30th, 2023, against Jermell Charlo, where the Mexican boxing icon cruised through Charlo to remain as the champion. Since then, however, many speculated matchups have appeared on the horizon for Alvarez, but none have been made official.

Is Canelo Alvarez going to fight Jaime Munguia?

Ever since his last outing, the undefeated David ‘El Monstruo’ Benavidez took the top position in the eyes of the world as the rightful next opponent for Canelo Alvarez. However, to most fans’ disappointment, that mega-fight has now been placed on hold due to long months of negotiations with no outcomes.

As a result, Alvarez had to face critics like he has not in a very long time in his illustrious career, who claim that he is “too scared” to take on a threat such as Benavidez. But the Mexican’s return seems to finally be on the horizon with reports stating that he will be returning on the Cinco De Mayo weekend on May 4th to fight fellow Mexican, Jaime Munguia.

This fight will be featured by DAZN/Matchroom as Alvarez has reportedly parted ways with his promotional unit, the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). With comments from fans such as “If it’s not the King Benavidez next, then we aren’t interested,” it is evident that this matchup is not what the audience was expecting.

However, it is a fact that the world will tune in to see this all-Mexican clash go down on May 4th, presenting a big opportunity for Canelo to shut down all the critics if he steps in and walks through his opponent like he’s done before.

Why was Canelo Alvarez vs Jermall Charlo fight cancelled?

Since Canelo’s triumph over Jermell Charlo, another matchup for the Mexican rose to the spotlight of the fans. The opponent is none other than Jermell’s brother, Jermall Charlo, who would definitely present a challenge, as he is undefeated, also having held multiple world championships, and most importantly, has a strong motive to avenge his brother’s loss.

However, the hype of this bout seems to have dropped in the eyes of fans. The manner in which Jermell got destroyed by Canelo kills the idea of ‘revenge’ from his brother. Additionally, Jermall went on a 29-month layoff and then returned to score a decision win against Jose Benavidez Jr. in his last outing.

It has recently been a bumpy road for Canelo Alvarez, but he still has a lot of fights left in him. He has never shied away from tough challenges and will surely face anyone he needs to face before he hangs up his gloves.


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