Canelo defeats Munguia

Pound-for-pound fantastic Canelo Álvarez stated himself the very best worldwide after notching his 61st profession success.

Canelo kipped down a classic efficiency by dropping the formerly unbeaten Jaime Munguia Saturday night on his method to making a unanimous choice as Canelo Promotions provided the all-Mexican clash headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View occasion on Prime Video from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Making the 4th defense of his WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO 168-pound world titles, Canelo provided another Cinco de Mayo weekend work of art as he took home the choice by ratings of 117-110, 116-111, and 115-112. Munguia combated valiantly and was very hectic in the ring, however Canelo regularly landed the cleaner shots throughout the 12 rounds.

“This win indicates a lot,” stated Canelo. “I’m grateful that I offered him this chance. Munguia is an excellent guy and an excellent champ. He’s going to have an excellent profession. I’m extremely happy that the entire world is enjoying us Mexicans.”

“I came out strong and was winning the early rounds,” stated Munguia. “I let my hands go, however he’s a fighter with a great deal of experience. The loss harms due to the fact that it’s my very first loss and I felt strong.”

Munguia appeared to have the momentum after he closed round 3 with a right-hand man that appeared to snap Canelo’s head back. However, Canelo reacted like the future Hall of Famer he is and provided the emphasize of the fight in round 4 with a left hook-uppercut that put Munguia on the mat.

“I took my time,” stated Canelo. “I have a great deal of experience. Munguia is an excellent fighter. He’s strong and wise. But I have twelve rounds to win the fight and I did. I did truly excellent and I’m proud of it. He’s strong, however he’s a little sluggish. I might see every punch. That’s why I’m the very best.”

“There’s no doubt I would have beaten anybody else this evening,” stated Munguia. “He has a great deal of experience. I began well, however he’s a fighter who produces a great deal of issues.”

Canelo rode the momentum from that minute to control the last 8 rounds en route to his consentaneous choice. While Munguia tossed more punches than Canelo according to CompuBox (663-536), it was Canelo who held the edge in shots landed (234-170) and link rate (44% to 26%).

After sweeping the last 3 rounds on all of the cards, Canelo discussed his location in boxing history and his prepare for what follows.

“When I retire, my numbers will state what position I’m in,” stated Canelo. “I understand there’s a great deal of fantastic Mexican fighters in the past, however I’m the very best combating today. I’m going to rest and enjoy my household.

“If the cash is right, I can fight today. I’ve combated everybody and I can do what I desire.”


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