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Canelo vs Munguia

PBC On Prime Undercard Announced!

(April 10th) In less than a month, undisputed super middleweight champions Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, 60-2-2, 39Ko’s and Jaime Munguia, 43-0, 34Ko’s square off and an attractive undercard has just been announced.

 

Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) and Prime Video have added three world title fights to the card beginning with the return of Weslaco, Texas, former world champion, Brandon “The Heartbreaker” Figueroa, 23-1-1, 18Ko’s will defend his WBC Interim World Featherweight title against Henderson, Nevada, former WBO Super Bantamweight Champion, Jessie Magdaleno, 29-2, 18Ko’s.

 

The long-awaited pay-per-view lineup will also feature 28-year-old, Mario Barrios, 28-2, 1Ko’s making the first defense of his Interim WBC Welterweight Title against Fabián “TNT” Maidana, 22-2, 16Ko’s the 31-year-old younger brother of former WBA Light Welterweight and Welterweight Champion, Marcos “El Chino” Maidana.

 

Kaunas, Lithuania, unbeaten, Eimantas Stanionis, 14-0, 9Ko’s makes the first defense of his WBA World Welterweight title when he squares off against Barranquilla, Colombia based 37-year-old, unbeaten 2012 and 2016 Venezuelan Olympian, Gabriel Maestre, 6-0-1, 5Ko’s.

 

Official Card

Saul Alvarez vs Jaime Munguia  

Brandon Figueroa vs Jessie Magdaleno

Mario Barrios vs Andres Maidana

Eimantas Stanionis vs Gabriel Maestre

 

Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Promoter: Canelo Promotions, Tom Brown - TGB Promotions, Eddy Reynoso - Clase y Talento

Matchmaker: Tom Brown

Media: Prime Video PPV, DAZN

 

Tickets are available through AXS.com. The event is promoted by Canelo Promotions, TGB Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Boxing Promotions.

The two Mexican superstars will go toe-to-toe as Canelo Promotions presents a Cinco de Mayo weekend blockbuster that will see pound-for-pound great Canelo Álvarez put his undisputed super middleweight world title on the line against unbeaten all-action former world champion Jaime Munguía headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video on Saturday, May 4 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

 

In addition to the PPV being available for purchase on Prime Video, regardless of Prime membership, fans will also be able to purchase the PPV via DAZN.com. On top of those options, fans will also be able to continue to access the telecast through traditional cable and satellite outlets.

 

Canelo vs. Munguía is the first four-belt undisputed title fight between Mexican combatants and harkens back to the great Mexico vs. Mexico matchups of the past including classics such as Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, Carlos Zárate vs. Alfonso Zamora and Jesús Castillo vs. Rubén Olivares, amongst many others. Canelo has already etched himself in history alongside the greatest Mexican fighters to enter the ring and can add to that legacy on May 4, while Munguía hopes to move himself up the pedestal and make his own lasting mark in the boxing annals with a signature victory Cinco de Mayo week.

 

The reigning WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Super Middleweight World Champion, Canelo Álvarez will look to extend his own record of successful undisputed title defenses in the four-belt era as he defends his belts for the fourth time in a 12-round matchup against the unbeaten former 154-pound world champion Jaime Munguía, who will compete at the full 168-pound limit for the third straight fight.

 

Having captured world titles at 154, 160, 168 and 175-pounds, Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) returns to action after a dominant victory last September that saw him drop former undisputed super welterweight champion Jermell Charlo on his way to a unanimous decision. The fighting pride of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, Canelo became undisputed at super middleweight in November 2021 by taking the IBF belt from then unbeaten Caleb Plant via an 11th-round TKO. After dropping a light heavyweight title fight against Dmitriy Bivol in May 2022, Canelo rebounded to defeat Gennadiy Golovkin in their September 2022 trilogy fight before besting John Ryder in May 2023.

 

Under the guidance of his renowned manager and trainer Eddy Reynoso, Canelo has triumphed over a long list of elite fighters since turning pro at just 15-years-old in 2005, including Golovkin, plus Shane Mosley, Erislandy Lara, Miguel Cotto and Sergey Kovalev to name a few. Outside of the Bivol fight, Canelo’s only other defeat came against undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather in September 2013.

 

The 27-year-old Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) first burst onto the scene in 2018, shocking Sadam Ali via a fourth-round TKO to claim a 154-pound world championship, which he would go on to defend successfully five times. A native of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, Munguía continued his dominance after moving up to 160-pounds, going 6-0 at the weight class from 2020 through 2022, including triumphs over D’Mitrius Ballard, Gabriel Rosado and Tureano Johnson, all while garnering a reputation as one of the most fan-friendly fighters in the sport.

 

Munguía made his debut campaigning at super middleweight in June 2023, facing longtime top contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko. Munguía emerged victorious with a unanimous decision in the back-and-forth affair that garnered Fight of the Year honors from the BWAA. In his most recent fight, Munguia joined forces with legendary trainer Freddie Roach, who helped guide him to a dominant ninth-round stoppage of veteran contender John Ryder in January.

Canelo  vs Munguia LA Presser!

(March 20th) Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia launch press conference live from Los Angeles, California.

 

Canelo Alvarez: “This fight is a great source of pride for me, because it’s all about Mexico. I’m proud to have my country featured this way in front of the whole world. The fans are going to be the biggest winners on May 4 and we invite everyone to what’s gonna be a big party for Mexico.”

 

Jaime Munguia: “I’m very thankful to Canelo and everyone who made this fight happen and brought us to this special day. We’ve been working really, really hard for this fight because it’s going to be such a big fight for Mexico.”

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