Canelo Could Face Jaime Munguia In May, Then David Benavidez In September

Canelo Alvarez could be in line to face Jaime Munguia next year, with a view to then fighting David Benavidez in the summer.

Following Alvarez’s win over Jermell Charlo via a unanimous decision to defend his undisputed super middleweight title, the attention turned towards Canelo’s next opponent. The calls on the Mexican to face Benavidez grew, but boxing fans were not satisfied after Alvarez remained coy on whether he would face the Mexican Monster next.

Things had also been complicated by Showtime’s decision to exit boxing at the end of 2023, given Alvarez’s three-fight deal with PBC. But since the Mexican has two fights left on his deal, it appears that two mega fights against two undefeated Mexicans are being considered. And as part of that process, the bouts will still be broadcast by Showtime due to an agreement with Canelo as part of the boxer’s deal. That would open up the door for fights on Cinco De Mayo weekend and Mexican Independence Day moving forward.

“The remaining fights of the agreement would take place in May and September of next year, contemplating a possible battle against David Benavidez for [September], as long as he wins against Demetrius Andrade this November 25. Those two fights would be distributed by Showtime PPV,” Salvador Rodriguez ESPN said

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