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Clash of Titans: Canelo Álvarez and Jaime Munguía Face Off Ahead of Historic All-Mexican Showdown

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Clash of Titans: Canelo Álvarez and Jaime Munguía Face Off Ahead of Historic All-Mexican Showdown

Ryan Hafey

Clash of Titans: Canelo Álvarez and Jaime Munguía Face Off Ahead of Historic All-Mexican Showdown

On March 19, undisputed super middleweight world champion and pound-for-pound great Canelo Álvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) and all-action Tijuana native Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs) met face-to-face at Tuesday’s press conference in L.A. ahead of their clash on Saturday May 4 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, as the headline for the PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video.

Canelo Álvarez and Jaime Munguía Face Off

Canelo Álvarez and Jaime Munguía

The meeting between the two Mexicans will present the first four-belt undisputed title fight for Mexico vs. Mexico. During the press conference, there was plenty of respect between the two combatants, but both seem to be ready for a high-octane, all-action fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Aside from being available on Prime Video, the PPV will be available on DAZN, and accessible through traditional cable and satellite outlets, and

Ahead of this historic fight, here is what both fighters, their trainers and Oscar De La Hoya had to say:

Canelo Álvarez

“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.

“Defending my undisputed title is very important for me. This is all about making history. I want my legacy to be that I made history again and again. That’s what motivates me to keep defending my belts and giving great fights to the fans.

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“Jaime Munguia is a respectful person and a great fighter who’s earned this fight again and again. Everyone will see how great this fight is for Mexico on May 4.

“Munguia is a disciplined fighter who hits hard. He’s a power puncher and I like a challenge. I want to face fighters who are hungry like I am. He’s a fighter who can give the fans the show they deserve.

“I’m really proud of how amazing fight week is going to be. The fans will be showing their pride everywhere. I can’t wait to show the world what kind of party Mexicans can throw inside and outside of the ring.”

Jaime Munguía

“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.

“Canelo has always been a source of pride and motivation for me. I used to say when I was coming up in the sport that I want to be like him, and now we get a chance to face him and hopefully be where he is soon.

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“Not only is Freddie Roach a great trainer, but he’s a great person and he’s a motivator. He’s always motivating us to keep going forward and keep training hard.

“We’re ready for this stage. We’re ready for everything and we’re going to have a great fight that night. We’re very confident.

“This is just the beginning of the best part of my career. I’ve done a lot in my career so far, but I believe I’m just reaching my peak now.

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“The respect between us is mutual. We want to be a source of pride not just for Mexicans in Mexico, but those all around the world who are expecting a great fight. It’s going to be a great Mexican party and I promise a great fight that fans are going to love.

“Both our fights with John Ryder are two completely different fights. We just took advantage of the opportunity we saw. We know every fight is different so we won’t take too much from Canelo’s fight against Ryder.”

Eddy Reynoso

“I’m very appreciative of everything that’s been done to make this fight happen and bring us here. Any time that two Mexican fighters face each other, you know it’s going to be an all-out war. Even more so in this fight, because it’s the first time two Mexican fighters will go at it for all four belts.

“We’re going to prove to the world that Mexican boxing is the best in the world. We’re going to work really hard to be sharp on May 4 and we invite everyone to witness a great fight. The fans are going to be the real winners.”

Freddie Roach

“It doesn’t get any bigger than this. This is two of the best fighters in the world and I’m in charge of getting one of them ready. Jaime has a tremendous work ethic and we’re going to be prepared to do anything we can to take the titles.”

Oscar De La Hoya

“With two Mexican fighters at this elite level, we’re in for a special treat…What makes me most proud is that the world will truly be watching. We can’t wait to see everyone there on May 4.”

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