Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez rules out that he will soon have a fight with Jaime Munguía because he doesn’t want to fight another Mexican and because he thinks he still lacks experience.
“We will see later, but as I said, I represent Mexico and fighting with a Mexican does not make sense to me, “said the Canelo in interview with Box Azteca. “We will see. It takes some fights to Munguía to reach those levels yet ”.
However the Canelo recognized that Jaime Munguía He is a talented fighter, despite his youth.
“He is a talented boy, who is there, who is involved and who can do it,” he said. Canelo. “But I don’t see any point in facing another Mexican. There are times when it is unavoidable, but for the moment that is my idea.
Munguía jumped from 154 pounds to 160 in the January 2020 fight against Garry O’Sullivan, whom he knocked out in the 11th round. On that occasion, when they asked him who he would like as a rival, he replied: “I want to fight against the best: Canelo, Golovkin, Charlo”. On October 30, 2020 he fought for the vacant silver belt of the World Boxing Organization against Turean Johnson, whom he defeated in the sixth round.
However, despite the wishes of Munguía to run into Canelo, The team of Saul He has reiterated that it is not in his plans. “TO James lacks experience to face SaulHe is a disciplined fighter who goes to the top, he has a very good coach, ”he said. Eddy reynoso for ESPN in April 2020.
Canelo’s next rival
Saul Alvarez confirmed that the next contest he would have this year would be the unification of the belts of the CMB, AMB and OMB would be against Billy joe saunders.
“Would Saunders in May ”, he mentioned Canelo. “I think he also has to do a mandatory fight. We have to defend our championships, win our fights and everything indicates that the rival in May will be Saunders”.