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Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia: Fight card, date, odds, PPV price, start time, rumors, complete guide

Undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who has spent years as the biggest star in boxing, returns to the ring on Saturday night to defend his four world championships against Jaime Munguia. It’s a big clash that could provide some interesting action as Munguia has been on a solid run of late and is a strong, young challenger.

Admittedly, this is not the top fight fans were demanding for Alvarez, especially when a fight with David Benavidez was available to be made. But Alvarez has repeatedly made it clear that he has little interest in fighting Benavidez, who is undefeated and a two-time former super middleweight champion.

After some underwhelming performances against Dmitry Bivol, Gennady Golovkin in their third meeting and John Ryder, Alvarez bounced back with a strong showing against Jermell Charlo in September. Alvarez (60-2-2) continues to be a force in the division even with whispers of a decline getting louder.

Munguia, meanwhile, is undefeated at 43-0 but has faced nowhere near the level of competition of Alvarez. Munguia grinded out a decision over Sergiy Derevyanchenko in June 2023 before a TKO win over Ryder in January to earn the opportunity to face his fellow countryman.

Things got heated during the fight week build when Golden Boy CEO and promoter Oscar De La Hoya used his platform during Wednesday’s press conference to rip Alvarez and mention his past failed drug tests. Alvarez rose from his chair to go after De La Hoya and then ripped his former promoter for allegedly stealing money from him and not full paying Gennadiy Golovkin in their trilogy.

Opening the PPV festivities is a secondary title fight in the welterweight division when champion Eimantas Stanionis takes on Gabriel Maestre. Stanionis, the 29-year-old native of Lithuania, is undefeated at 14-0, 1 NC. Saturday will be his first fight in two years after claiming the WBA “regular” title against Radzhab Butaev by split decision. He faces a young challenger in Maestre, who amassed an impressive amateur record representing his home country of Venezuela. He’s 6-0-1 and picked up a pair of TKO wins in 2023 over Travon Marshall and Devon Alexander.

Below is the complete fight card for Alvarez vs. Munguia along with the latest odds. Check back all week long for the latest news, features and other content around this massive event.

Alvarez vs. Munguia fight card, odds

  • Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (c) -500 vs. Jaime Munguia +400, undisputed super middleweight championship
  • Mario Barrios (c) -1000 vs. Fabian Maidana +600, WBC interim welterweight championship
  • Brandon Figueroa (c) -1200 vs. Jessie Magdaleno +700, WBC interim featherweight championship
  • Eimantas Stanionis (c) -1400 vs. Gabriel Maestre +700, WBA “regular” welterweight championship

Viewing info

  • Date: May 4
  • Location: T-Mobile Arena — Las Vegas
  • Start time: 8 p.m. ET
  • How to watch: DAZN PPV & PPV.com | Price: $89.99

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