Canelo vs. Munguia Will Air On Amazon Prime PPV, De La Hoya Uncertain

Canelo Alvarez is reportedly set to fight Jaime Munguia on May 4 on Amazon Prime PPV and possibly another network, but Oscar De La Hoya remains coy over whether Munguia will face Alvarez. 

The news comes after reports PBC restarted talks with Alvarez following the announcement of his departure. The promotional outfit pushed for a Munguia fight, who is with Golden Boy Promotions. The latest news means that a settlement has been reached with Canelo, allowing Amazon Prime to benefit from one of boxing’s biggest stars. 

Amazon Prime will benefit hugely by having Alvarez on board. Their multi-year deal with PBC is without a fixed budget, meaning funds had to be raised to generate big purses for fighters. Having Canelo on board will do that since his last fight was one of boxing’s highest-grossing events of 2023, with a live gate of over $20 million. It may also increase hopes of a David Benavidez fight since both fighters are with PBC. But Oscar De La Hoya has refused to say a deal has been done, with the Golden Boy promoter remaining tight-lipped. 

“There’s nothing I can say about that literally. I do know Canelo is fighting on Cinco de Mayo. Those are his dates. There’s been a lot of chatter about this fight [Canelo vs. Munguia], but right now, there’s zero news whatsoever. Canelo is the champion now and the man in boxing. I have to respect that and Cinco de Mayo and September until he’s finished, then somebody else will take over. That’s just the way it is. I’m pretty sure that when the fighters are ready to speak, they’ll speak,” De La Hoya stated

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