Did Canelo win the all-Mexican shootout with Munguia?

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In what can only be described as a masterful performance, Canelo Alvarez showcased his prowess in the ring, retaining the undisputed super middleweight championship with a commanding 12-round unanimous decision victory over Jaime Munguia at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The official scorecards read 117-110, 116-111, and 115-112 in favor of the champion.

Canelo (61-2-2, 39 KOs) demonstrated his precision and power in the fourth round when he floored Munguia with a devastating right uppercut. Up to that point, Munguia had displayed commendable boxing skills, but the slightest opening was enough for Canelo to seize control of the fight. From that moment on, the momentum shifted decisively in the champion’s favor, as he asserted dominance over the challenger.

Reflecting on his victory during the post-fight interview with Prime Video, Canelo expressed gratitude for the opportunity to face Munguia, acknowledging him as a formidable opponent and a fellow countryman. With his trademark humility, Canelo credited his experience and strategy for his success in the ring, asserting his position as the best fighter of the moment.

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While Munguia showcased discipline and resilience early in the fight, he ultimately succumbed to Canelo’s superior skill and ring intelligence. Despite showing fighting spirit and determination, Munguia found himself increasingly vulnerable to Canelo’s devastating left hooks as the fight progressed.

Looking ahead, speculation arose about Canelo’s future opponents, with fans eager to see him face Mexican-American David Benavidez. However, Canelo remained non-committal, emphasizing his focus on rest and family time before making any decisions. Asserting his independence and confidence, Canelo made it clear that he would consider any opportunity that aligns with his goals, regardless of public expectations.

As the crowd voiced their disappointment with Canelo’s response, the champion remained unfazed, reiterating his autonomy and past record of facing formidable opponents. Despite the uncertainty surrounding his next move, Canelo’s performance solidified his status as one of boxing’s elite, while Munguia, despite suffering his first defeat in 44 fights, remains a promising talent with a bright future ahead.

 

Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia: scorecard

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
Canelo 9 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 116
Munguia 10 10 10 8 9 9 9 9 10 9 9 9 111