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Chris Algieri: Jaime Munguia's Moment Has Arrived Against Canelo

Former world champion Chris Algieri has weighed in on the upcoming all-Mexican clash between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Jaime Munguia, set to take place on May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Algieri believes the fight could turn into a shootout, given Munguia's aggressive style and Canelo's counterpunching abilities.



Jaime Munguia


The fight was formally announced this week following weeks of speculation about broadcasting and promotion. Munguia emerged as the opponent for Canelo, beating out competition from Edgar Berlanga.


Algieri discussed the matchup, saying, “Munguia is one of those guys who throws so much, he leaves a lot of holes, and the best version of Canelo counterpunches him and stops him, and he does it fairly easily.”

Munguia, 27, boasts an impressive record of 43-0 with 34 knockouts. Meanwhile, Canelo, at 33 years old, has a record of 60 wins (39 KOs), two losses, and two draws.


“Thirty-three is when things start going downhill for most guys,” Algieri continued. “But also he’s had a long career as well, and Munguia is approaching his physical prime and it’s going to be interesting how the power is going to affect Munguia early on."

The fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena, where three of Canelo’s last four fights have taken place. Munguia was last seen defeating John Ryder in nine rounds in Phoenix in January.

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