15 Mar

De La Hoya Confident Munguia Will Beat Canelo

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, the head of Golden Boy and promoter of Mexican super middleweight (up to 76,2 kg) Jaime Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) Oscar De La Hoya commented on his client's upcoming fight with the undisputed champion Saul Alvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs).

"It's all about footwork. We're talking about two different fighters. One of them already has significant mileage. He's 33 years old. And the other is much younger. His legs are fresh. He can take a hit better. Though credit must be given to Canelo too. In this regard, he's good. But he's accumulating damage and wear. The armor wears out and cracks. I'm betting on Munguia not just because he's my fighter. He's younger, he's fresher. And he has Freddie Roach in his corner.

Roach will equip him with everything necessary. He can maintain distance and easily combine punches. Pay attention to Canelo's footwork. I've been saying for a long time that he moves as if he's got sand under his feet. Consequently, if you closely study the footwork, you can easily outplay him. This is Munguia's moment. He can become the new face of Cinco de Mayo," said De La Hoya.

The fight between Saul Alvarez and Jaime Munguia is set for May 4th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, USA, broadcasted by Amazon Prime Video and DAZN on a PPV basis.

Canelo last entered the ring in September of the previous year against Jermell Charlo (35-2-1, 19 KOs) and won by unanimous decision.

Jaime Munguia handled John Ryder (32-7, 18 KOs) by technical knockout in January 2024.