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Canelo Alvarez next fight: The boxing legend is set to return on Cinco de Mayo weekend

The Canelo Alvarez next fight news should arrive before the end of the year, but until then we look at three interesting opponent options and review his dominant win over Jermell Charlo in September.

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Who will Canelo Alvarez next fight be against?

After suffering a rare loss in May of 2022, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has gotten on a roll and added three new pelts to his trophy case. Now, he is set to make his return to the ring for 2024 and new reports claim he will be back in action on May 4 to face Jaime Munguia as part of a new two-fight deal with DAZN.

How to watch Canelo Alvarez vs. Jaime Munguia on May 4

  • Alvarez vs. Munguia will headline a pay-per-view card on May 4
  • The fight will take place inside a site still to be determined
  • The card will air exclusively on DAZN

Canelo Alvarez vs Jaime Munguia preview

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On Cinco de Mayo weekend young star Jaime Munguia will get an opportunity of a lifetime when he takes on countryman and boxing legend Canelo Alvarez on one of the most important holidays in Mexico. The big question is can the Tijuana native rise to the occasion?

Battle of Mexico: While many will knock Alvarez for passing on a big fight with David Benavidez, Munguia is still a talented fighter who is considered among the best at super middleweight. Furthermore, what makes it unique for the boxing great is it will be one of the rare times when he faces a fellow Mexican fighter. Nevertheless, the crowd in attendance will surely be in Alvarez’s corner.

Age vs. Youth: No longer is Alvarez the young up-and-coming star in the sport. At 33 his best years are behind him. Which opens the door to potential upset losses. Munguia is a young battle-tested fighter with good power in his hands and the same Mexican toughness. While Alvarez will be the favorite, his opponent is a live underdog.

The bottom line: This fight will be a good litmus test of how good Alvarez still is. If he wins dominantly it maintains his spot among the best fighters in the world. If he struggles it would be another sign that his reign at the top is coming to an end.

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has had a legendary 63-fight career, but what makes it all the more impressive is he is only 32, and it could be argued that he is still in his athletic prime. During a professional career that dates back to 2005, Alvarez has beaten many of the elites of two different eras and has become the most famous fighter of his era.

Let’s take a look at some of the key accolades from “Canelo’s” amazing career.

  • Canelo Alvarez record: 60-2-2 (39 knockouts)
  • Alvarez began his career by going unbeaten for eight years. It took unbeaten boxing icon Floyd Mayweather Jr. — when Alvarez was only 23 — to finally hand him his first loss.
  • Only two fighters during Alvarez’s storied career have defeated him. The legendary Mayweather and massive light heavyweight Bivol.
  • During his career “Canelo” has scored wins over boxing greats and former champions like Golovkin, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan, Shane Mosley, Daniel Jacobs, and Sergey Kovalev.
  • Alvarez has an absurd amount of professional fights at just 32, and part of the reason is that he started his pro career in Mexico at 15 years old.
  • Along with being a champion at super-middleweight, Alvarez has earned titles at middleweight, light-middleweight/super-welterweight, and light-heavyweight.
  • Alvarez follows a long line of legendary Mexican boxers, but he reigns supreme above them all when it comes to successful pay-per-events. His 2017 bout with Mayweather was the third highest-selling boxing card in history with 2.2 million PPV buys.

Canelo Alvarez net worth

The measure of a fighter’s success is the dollars and cents they stack up from a career in combat sports. During his nearly two decades in fight sports, Canelo Alvarez’s net worth is reported to be $180 million.

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