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Jaime Munguia Reflects on Defeat to Saul "Canelo" Alvarez

Jaime Munguia acknowledged being outclassed by Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in what resulted in his first defeat, following their undisputed super-middleweight title fight at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena.

Jaime Munguia

Despite a strong start, the 27-year-old Munguia was knocked down for the first time in his career in the fourth round and struggled to regain momentum against the experienced Alvarez. The latter strategically targeted Munguia's body early on to slow him down, eventually leading to a more aggressive pursuit of the knockout.

Alvarez's superior accuracy and punching quality gradually wore down Munguia, showcasing why he is considered among the world's top fighters at 33. The bout, held in front of a largely Mexican crowd of 17,492 during Cinco de Mayo weekend, is expected to open new doors for both fighters.

Munguia, while disappointed, saw the fight as a valuable learning experience.

"He started beating me with his experience," Munguia admitted. "I was winning the first rounds, then after the knockdown, I started to fall into his game."

Despite the loss, Munguia remains optimistic about his future.

"I don't think that he's invincible," he said of Alvarez. "I believe that it was a great experience. I was always trying to put on a great show for you guys, and I was looking for the fight. It was a great experience."

The fight marked the end of Munguia's current agreement with co-promoters Golden Boy Promotions, but an extension is expected. Oscar De La Hoya, who once promoted Alvarez, believes that Munguia can use this experience to elevate his career, much like Alvarez did after his defeat to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

"Jaime did excellent against the current face of boxing right now," said De La Hoya. "This experience for Jaime will take him to a new level. It's just the beginning for Jaime."


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