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Jaime Munguia is ready for Canelo Alvarez

Jaime Munguia pleased with training camp ahead of Canelo

Jaime Munguia is taking full advantage of the rare opportunity to fight his fellow countryman Canelo Alvarez. Even though Munguia fought in a different weight class earlier in his career than the Mexican icon, he’s kept a close eye on all of Alvarez’s bouts for years. 

As Munguia prepares for the Cinco de Mayo weekend bout, he’s ready to silence the naysayers and show what he’s capable of doing in the same ring as the betting favorite Alvarez.

“I’m going to go in there to do my job,” Munguia said. “I don’t care what anyone on the outside says. At the end of the day, I have to stay ready and make the most of this opportunity.”

Alvarez is placing his undisputed super middleweight title on the line against the former world champion. They will headline a PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on May 4.

Cinco de Mayo clash

Cinco de Mayo and Mexican Independence weekend in September are two of the biggest weekends on Las Vegas’ annual boxing calendars. Mexicans and Mexican Americans love to descend on Las Vegas for boxing matches on those weekends. 

Seven years ago Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. highlighted Canelo’s last all-Mexican bout to take place on the weekend of Cinco de Mayo. Alvarez was declared the winner by unanimous decision. Less than two weeks from now, the main event will be the first four-belt undisputed title match between a pair of Mexican fighters.

“I’m very excited about this opportunity,” Jaime Munguia said. “I’m excited because there’s no better way to represent the Mexican fans than competing on Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas.”

Jaime Munguía, a native of Tijuana, is 43-0 with 34 knockouts. The 6-foot super middleweight contender has scored back-to-back victories since moving up to 168 pounds. Munguia got the better of Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a 2023 Fight of the Year contender before stopping John Ryder in January.

Munguia is continuing to focus on keeping his record clean and without a loss as he works out with professional trainer Freddie Roach.

Roach has trained with some of the best boxers across the world such as Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, Mike Tyson, and Oscar De La Hoya. The young Munguia is looking to add his name to that illustrious list. The 27-year-old describes his latest training as the best he’s felt in camp. 

Jaime Munguia pleased with training camp

“Camp is going very well,” he said. “Hands down, this has been my best training camp. Working with the legend Freddie Roach has really motivated me. He has my confidence very high and has helped me so much.”

De La Hoya has stood in Munguia’s position numerous times in his career. 


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The Golden Boy has stepped into the ring with world champions including Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr., Pacquiao, and Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. He beat Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. in both his bouts. However, he lost to Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao.

Jaime Munguia
Jaime Munguia trains ahead of his fight against Canelo Alvarez. Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy Promotions.

De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, is ready for his second-highest-profile fighter to perform at an all time high and on the biggest stage. 

“Jaime is ready to go,” De La Hoya said of Munguia. “He’s faced every adversary and every style. Whether they brawl or box, he’s taken them out. Now he’s ready for the biggest fish in the sea.”

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