Canelo vs. Munguia: Potential Cinco de Mayo Showdown in the Works?

Boxing enthusiasts are buzzing with speculation as rumors swirl about Canelo Alvarez's next fight. After parting ways with Premier Boxing Champions (PBC), reports suggest he might be returning to DAZN for a high-profile clash on Cinco de Mayo weekend (May 4th).

The word on the street is that "Canelo" (60-2-2, 39 KOs) could be facing fellow Mexican boxer Jaime Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs). Munguia, a former super welterweight champion, has recently impressed in victories against Sergiy Derevyanchenko and John Ryder in the super middleweight division (168 lbs).

While a fight with Jermall Charlo was initially discussed for May 4th, it seems PBC might not have been able to meet Canelo's financial demands. This, coupled with the loss of their previous TV deal and a recent move to Amazon Prime Video (which currently lacks a proven track record in boxing), could be the reason for their inability to secure the fight.

Canelo, still the sport's biggest money draw, is expected to be welcomed back by DAZN. He might even reunite with promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing, with whom he previously had a successful partnership before a brief split.

An interesting wrinkle in the story is that Munguia is a Golden Boy fighter. This opens the door for a potential co-promotion between DAZN and Golden Boy, or even a situation where Golden Boy steps aside in terms of official involvement (e.g., not appearing on promotional materials).

While nothing is official yet, the Canelo vs. Munguia fight is reportedly expected to be finalized soon. With Edgar Berlanga reportedly being the other contender considered for the May 4th slot, fans will have to wait and see who ultimately gets to share the ring with the undisputed super middleweight champion.

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