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Canelo Álvarez-Jaime Munguía full results: Canelo cruises to unanimous decision

May 6th, 2024

Canelo Alvarez hits Jaime Munguia in a super middleweight title fight Saturday, May 4, 2024, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Once again on Cinco de Mayo weekend Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez headlined a pay-per-view card. The major difference this year was he was fighting a Mexican opponent, something he hadn’t done since 2017 due to not wanting to diminish the career of one of his fellow countrymen by handing them a loss.

Jaime Munguía may have suffered the first loss of his career in his chance to take Álvarez’s undisputed super middleweight title, but his star won’t shine any less bright after his tough performance. He continually brought the fight to Álvarez and never backed down. Even after he was dropped in the fourth round with an uppercut, Munguía showed he was game and was definitely not afraid to exchange with the Mexican legend.

Munguía, at 27, still has a great career in front of him. Despite having faced formidable opponents, he hadn’t faced someone like Álvarez, who is still the biggest name in boxing. Álvarez mostly dominated, but the young Mexican contender proved his toughness and brought his A game.

Here’s how the entire card unfolded:

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  • Judges scored it 117-107, 116-111 & 115-112 and Canelo stays undisputed at 168 pounds. Munguia showed his toughness, but it wasn’t close to enough to stay undefeated as he suffers his first career loss at the hands of the Mexican legend.

  • Didn’t want to steal a fellow Mexican’s shine (despite schooling him throughout the fight

  • Munguia survives! We’re going to the scorecards for the decision, but Canelo put on a masterclass and didn’t let Munguia do much. He closed the fight landing some clean right hands with another uppercut that Munguia will feel tomorrow.

  • Munguia is in desperation mode, but can’t find the big shot he needs. Canelo’s defense is mostly on point. Fight enters the 12th round with Canelo likely holding a huge lead.

  • Canelo staying slick and just out of the way of the majority of Munguia’s shots. Fight has slowed down with Canelo happy to stay on the outside and land counters when Munguia pushes forward.

  • Canelo has found his rhythm now and is starting to land combos. One of those combos hurt Munguia to the body.

  • Canelo is definitely in control after 6 rounds. Munguia hasn’t made any adjustments and is setting himself up to get countered.

Undisputed super middleweight title: Canelo Álvarez def. Jaime Munguía by unanimous decision (117-110, 116-111, 115-112)
WBC interim welterweight title: Mario Barrios def. Fabian Maidana by unanimous decision (116-111, 116-111, 116-111)
WBC interim featherweight title: Brandon Figueroa def. Jessie Magdaleno by KO (body shot) at 2:59 of R9:

Welterweight: Eimantas Stanionis def. Gabriel Maestre Perez by unanimous decision (117-111, 118-110, 119-109)

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