Óscar Valdez assures that Jaime Munguía is not an easy opponent for Canelo Álvarez: “He is tough” – La Opinion

Óscar Valdez assures that Jaime Munguía is not an easy opponent for Canelo Álvarez: “He is tough” – La Opinion

Óscar Valdez, interim 130-pound champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), assured that Jaime Munguía will not be an easy opponent for Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez in the fight where he will put his undisputed super middleweight title at stake on May 4 in Las Vegas.

In an interview with BoxingScene, Valdez expressed that Munguía is a fighter with a lot of heart who will fight Canelo Álvarez, but he trusts that The man from Guadalajara will leave the ring with his arm raised because he is disciplined and very talented.

“I’m happy, because if there is cake, both parties go to Mexico, so everyone wins. I am happy for Jaime Munguía. He is not an easy opponent. People think Jaime Munguía is a walk in the park for Canelo. No, it’s hard. He has the heart. But I still have Canelo winning, because I see him training and the advantages that he has (mentally) and with his talent,” he said.

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Canelo Álvarez will defend his undisputed 168-pound title again in May. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

He will fight anyone. He is not afraid to fight with anyone. But there are other people who will say that… They always bring in someone new who says, ‘Oh, you’re dodging it.’ Canelo is one of the hardest workers out there. I’ve seen him fight on Saturday, rest on Sunday and return to the gym on Monday. That shows the type of fighter he is, especially when he has it all and when he has done it all. He is always training and that is something I admire about him,” he added.

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

Fernando Beltrán, promoter of the challenger, assured that the confrontation It does not have a rehydration clause, but yes immediate revenge if the Tijuana native wins. 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).

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Jaime Munguía assured that he is ready to face Canelo Álvarez and snatch his belts. Photo Courtesy: Esther Lin/Premier Boxing Champions.

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.

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 professional career.

For his part, David Benavídez, interim WBC super middleweight champion, defeated Demetrius Andrade by technical knockout in the sixth round and will now move up to 175 pounds. The Mexican Monster He has a record of 28 wins, 24 of them on the fast track and no setbacks cas a professional.

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