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

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

During Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez headlined another pay-per-view card. The big difference this year was that he was fighting a Mexican opponent, something he had not done since 2017 because he did not want to damage the career of one of his compatriots by giving him a loss.

Jaime Munguía may have suffered the first defeat of his career as he captured the undisputed super-middleweight title from Álvarez, but his star will shine no less brightly after his tough performances. He continually brought the fight to Álvarez and never gave up. Even after being dropped with an uppercut in the fourth round, Munguía showed he was game and certainly wasn’t afraid to trade with the Mexican legend.

At the age of 27, Munguía still has a big career ahead of him. Despite facing formidable opponents, he had never faced anyone like Álvarez, who remains 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 whole card unfolded:

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

  • I didn’t want to steal the shine from a fellow Mexican (despite having trained him in the fight

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

  • Munguia is in desperation mode, but can’t find the big chance he needs. Canelo’s defense is largely on point. The fight heads into the 12th round, with Canelo likely holding a huge lead.

  • Canelo stayed slick and just clear of most of Munguia’s shots. The fight has slowed down and Canelo likes to stay on the outside and land counters as Munguia pushes forward.

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

  • Canelo is definitely in control after 6 rounds. Munguia has made no adjustments and is preparing for a counter-reaction.

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:

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

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