Óscar de la Hoya assures that Canelo Álvarez will pass the torch to Jaime Munguía on May 4 – La Opinion

Óscar de la Hoya assures that Canelo Álvarez will pass the torch to Jaime Munguía on May 4 – La Opinion


Óscar de la Hoya assured that Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez will pass the torch to Jaime Munguía on May 4 in Las Vegas because he is fully confident that the Tijuana native will beat the Tapatio and become the new undisputed super middleweight champion.

In an interview with BoxingScene, De la Hoya indicated that Canelo Álvarez He is in the last stage of his career and he is beatableso he believes that the dangerous Munguía will be the next to take the reins after the fall of Guadalajara.

(Canelo is beatable) for all the wear and tear. When Canelo was Munguía’s age, he was a dangerous fighter. He still is, but it’s like a new Ferrari versus a classic Ferrari. You can no longer push the classic Ferrari to the limit,” he said.

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Jaime Munguía believes he has the necessary skills to beat Canelo Álvarez. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotion.

“Jaime will be next. He will be the man. It will be the passing of the torch (when he defeats Álvarez). We’ve had Canelo for some time now and he’s in the final quarter of his career. Now It’s time for new blood and a new fighter takes the reins,” he added.

According to some of the predictions of sports experts, the man from Guadalajara He is the favorite to win for your experience, but they also agree that Munguía will give him a tough fight. Although others think that the Tijuana native could surprise on May 4 and knock out the champion of four weight divisions.

According to Fernando Beltrán, promoter of the challenger, the confrontation It does not have a rehydration clause, but yes immediate revenge if the Tijuana native wins. It should be noted that the man from Guadalajara officially announced that Munguía, who is coming off an excellent performance against John Ryder, would be his next rival after having resumed negotiations with the promoter Premier Boxing Champions (PBC).

In addition, this will be the first fight between Mexicans where the four belts are disputed. The last time the undisputed 168-pound champion fought another Aztec rival was in 2017 when he defeated Julio César Chávez Jr. by unanimous decision on the scorecards.

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Canelo Álvarez showed respect for Jaime Munguía at the press conference in Los Angeles. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

Jaime Munguía, 27, retained the super middleweight silver belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after knocking out retired John Ryder in the eighth round. The Tijuana native has a record of 43 victories of which 34 of them came via the fast track.

For his part, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, 33, showed that He is still at the top and increased his legacy in the sport after beating Jermell Charlo by unanimous decision. The undisputed 168-pound champion has a record of 60 wins (39 by knockout), two losses and two draws in his career.

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