Oscar De La Hoya, the ringmaster of promotions, is stirring the pot for a fiery face-off between Mexican titans Saul Alvarez and Jaime Munguia:
"Picture this: Munguia laying John Ryder flat, the same guy who went the distance with Canelo, come January 27. Now, that's a statement loud and clear. Is Is Canelo squaring off with Munguia? I see it as a colossal mega-bout, and I'm all in. Canelo's track record? It's all about duking it out with top dogs, embracing every challenge head-on. Sure, I've got some beef since he jumped ship to another promoter. But him picking Benavides or Munguia? I'm on board. We're overdue for an all-Mexican showdown at the apex of boxing in this era," De La Hoya spilled.
Rewind to 2023: Canelo clinched victories over John Ryder and Jermell Charlo, each by the judges' nod. Meanwhile, Munguia outboxed Sergiy Derevyanchenko, also swaying the judges his way. The plot thickens on January 27, with Munguia facing off against Canelo's old dance partner, John Ryder.