President of the WBC reacts after announcement of Canelo Álvarez vs.  Jaime Munguía: “Peleón” – La Opinion

President of the WBC reacts after announcement of Canelo Álvarez vs. Jaime Munguía: “Peleón” – La Opinion

Mauricio Sulaimán, president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), assured that The dispute for the undisputed super middleweight championship will be a “fighting” between Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez and Jaime Munguía on May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In a media interview published by UpperBox, Sulaimán praised Munguía’s latest performances against Sergiy Derevyanchenko and John Ryder at 168 pounds to justify his opinion on the fight and the election of Canelo Álvarez.

“(He is a) fighter, Munguía has looked very good, he knocked down the Ukrainian Derevyanchenko to secure the fight and against John Ryder he looked phenomenal, It’s a good fight”, declared the boss of the WBC.

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Jaime Munguía has only had two performances at 168 pounds and in the second he knocked out John Ryder. Photo Courtesy: Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

Last Friday Canelo Álvarez officially announced that Jaime Munguía would be his next rival after having resumed negotiations with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC). This fight will be the first between Mexicans where the four belts are disputed. The last time the four-division champion fought another Aztec rival was in 2017 when he defeated Julio César Chávez Jr.

According to the predictions of several sports experts, the man from Guadalajara He is the favorite to win due to his experience, but they also agree that Munguía will give the Guadalajara a tough fight and that he could surprise. According to Fernando Beltrán, promoter of the challenger, the confrontation does not have a rehydration clause, but it does have an immediate revenge clause.

It should be noted that the Tijuana native He became an option for the Guadalajara player after largely dominating the retired John Ryder and beat him by technical knockout in the ninth round after the Englishman’s corner threw in the towel. After his great victory, the Mexican challenged the undisputed super middleweight champion and now could become the king of the division if he defeats Canelo Álvarez.

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Canelo Álvarez will enter the ring on May 4 against Jaime Munguía in Las Vegas in a Mexican duel. Photo: Moises Castillo/AP.

Jaime Munguía, 27, retained the super middleweight silver belt of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) after knocking out the English fighter in the eighth round. The Mexican has a record of 43 victories and 34 of them came via 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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