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Canelo Álvarez Reacts to Munguía Win by Judges’ Scorecards: ‘I am the Greatest Fighter’

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV May 5, 2024 Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images Canelo Álvarez thought his thought his victory over Jaime Munguía left no doubt as to where he stands in boxing’s pound-for-pound hierarchy. In his post-fight interview, Álvarez praised Munguía’s abilities but said “he’s a little slow.” The 33-year-old added he felt self-assured

Canelo Álvarez Reacts to Munguía Win by Judges’ Scorecards: ‘I am the Greatest Fighter’

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVCould 5, 2024

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez of Mexico (R) knocks down Jaime Munguia (L) during their super middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

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Canelo Álvarez thought his thought his victory over Jaime Munguía left little question as to the place he stands in boxing’s pound-for-pound hierarchy.

In his post-fight interview, Álvarez praised Munguía’s skills however said “he is a bit of sluggish.” The 33-year-old added he felt confident within the ring, maybe an excessive amount of so.

“I can see each punch. Typically he obtained me as a result of I get so assured,” he mentioned. “… I did actually good and I really feel proud about it. … I am the very best fighter proper now for positive.”

DAZN Boxing @DAZNBoxing

“I am the very best fighter proper now for positive” 🎤 👑@Canelo on the place he ranks in as we speak’s boxing world.#CaneloMunguia pic.twitter.com/D8qJfkgsZW

Canelo was the decisive winner on all three judges’ scorecards, which went 117-110, 116-111 and 115-112 in his favor. He connected on 234 punches to 170 for Munguísome time additionally sending him to the canvas within the fourth spherical.

It was a powerful displaying towards an opponent who was fourth in ESPN’s ranking for the tremendous middleweight division.

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Not everybody will agree, nonetheless, that the end result reaffirmed Canelo’s standing as the highest boxer on this planet. Shakur Stevenson, for one, would put his cash on Terence Crawford in a head-to-head conflict.

Shakur Stevenson @ShakurStevenson

Hellavu fighter Canelo is 💪🏾 Nonetheless assume Bud beats him

It is unclear what lies forward for Álvarez. Bleacher Report’s Lyle Fitzsimmons made the case for a battle with David Benavidez, who’s arguably the highest challenger within the division. Taking down Benavidez would unquestionably add to Canelo’s pound-for-pound bona fides.

The 2 sparked some pleasure with their trade Saturday evening.

Michael Benson @MichaelBensonn

‼️ Canelo Alvarez and David Benavidez having an trade after Canelo’s win over Jaime Munguia…

[🎥 @BoxAzteca7]pic.twitter.com/BH812vaseb

Álvarez vs. Benavidez is the form of battle that boxing is constructed for as nicely. On one aspect you could have the champion and on the opposite is a youthful, unbeaten foe who has earned the precise for a shot on the gold.

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