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Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Latest fight updates, results and score

Re-live the action as Canelo Alvarez fought Jaime Munguia in an all-Mexican, undisputed title fight

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Sunday 05 May 2024 13:08 BST
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Saul “Canelo” Alvarez retained the undisputed super-middleweight titles on Saturday, dropping and outpointing Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas.

The Mexicans clashed on Cinco de Mayo weekend, with Alvarez, 33, refusing to pass the torch to the younger challenger, 27. Instead, Canelo sealed a unanimous-decision win (117-110, 116-111, 115-112), having troubled Munguia throughout the bout and having dropped the previously unbeaten fighter in round four.

It was a perfect right uppercut that put down Munguia, who had never before hit the canvas, and Canelo pulled ahead from there, after Munguia’s admittedly bright start.

With the result, Canelo moved a step closer to a potential, highly-demanded fight with David Benavidez – though Alvarez played coy on Saturday, when asked about that contest.

Re-live Canelo vs Munguia updates and see all results from the undercard, below.


Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event

Round four

Can Munguia sustain this volume of output? He starts this round fast. Canelo looks to up the pace to match the younger Mexican.

Munguia with a long combination, but most of the shots are blocked, and Canelo’s single-shot counter has the challenger retreating briefly.

Right hook to the body by Canelo, and another left upstairs. Good jab. And another. Munguia with an overhand right! Canelo responds in kind!

OH! Down goes Munguia for the first time in his career! It’s a right uppercut that puts him down!!

He’s back up and makes it to the bell...

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:56

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event

Round three

Another neat left hook from Canelo, who looks a little agitated as Munguia throws volume and variety again.

Nice counter right hook from Canelo; he didn’t get all of it, and Munguia looked a little relieved.

A few heavy shots from Canelo now – left hooks into the guard of Munguia, and a clean overhand right.

Munguia gets behind the jab and unloads with Canelo cornered. Canelo stays calm and circles out.

Nice jab by Munguia, then an uppercut, hook and straight! Canelo under fire!

Munguia might have stolen that round from the icon...

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:53

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event

Round two

Munguia rolls to his right but leans into a left hook. He’s trying to fight on the front foot.

Munguia with a cross to the body, and again he’s met by a left hook from Canelo, who adds an uppercut in the next exchange.

Canelo with the tidier shots, but plenty of activity from Munguia. Clean one-two by Canelo now! Lots of short, fast, straight shots from Mungia in response.

When Munguia throws his left hook, he’s really overcommitting and putting himself off balance. Canelo’s, in contrast, is looking very useful so far.

Munguia might have edged that round on activity, however.

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:49

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event

Round one

Both men stand orthodox. Canelo is standing very square, though, as Munguia presses forward early with a few jabs.

Canelo’s guard is holding up to these shots so far. More jabs from Munguia, at a greater speed, and one to the body.

Canelo throws a right cross. Munguia responds with a triple-jab, then the Mexicans clinch. They separate, and Munguia follows a body jab with a trio of straight shots upstairs – all of which seem to be blocked.

Munguia rolls under a cross and holds Canelo. Canelo with a nice left hand after they break. Decent left hooks by Munguia, though.

Fun first round. Munguia’s round. He skips away until the bell sounds.

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:45

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event

Here we go, people!

Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs) defends the undisputed super-middleweight belts against fellow Mexican Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs).

There’s the first bell...

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:41

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event, ring walks

Interestingly, there has been a slight delay, reportedly because Canelo was unhappy with his hand wraps...

The national anthems of Mexico and the US have been performed, and Munguia – the challenger – is making his walk.

Canelo is out next.

Time for the fighter introductions...

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:24

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Main event, ring walks

One fight left, readers... The main event: Canelo vs Munguia.

The ring walks are moments away!

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Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:16

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Mario Barrios vs Fabian Maidana

Mario Barrios def. Fabian Maidana via unanimous decision (116-111, 116-111, 116-111).

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:15

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Mario Barrios vs Fabian Maidana

Round 12

Final round. The pattern continues: Barrios is marching forward.

Good output from him, and good accuracy. Maidana looks to fight behind his jab, but he can’t find the mark.

We’ll go to the judges’ scorecards.

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:11

Canelo vs Munguia LIVE: Mario Barrios vs Fabian Maidana

Round 11

Into the championship rounds. Stern jab by Barrios. Now he goes to the body.

Maidana just about blocks a right hook. He’s struggling for accuracy with his own shots at the moment.

Alex Pattle5 May 2024 04:07

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