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Jaime Munguia vs Canelo Alvarez Betting Preview

Jaime Munguia vs Canelo Alvarez Betting Preview – Anvil fisted super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will defend his crown May 4th against hungry challenger Jaime Munguia in Las Vegas. Alvarez vs Munguia ESPN Bet Odds have Canelo -600 with 58% of boxing predictions on Alvarez.

Canelo, 60-2-2, (39) ran Jermell Charlo out of the ring in his last bout winning a one sided decision as a 5/1 boxing betting favorite. Mungia, 43-0 (34) beat former Canelo victim John Ryder from pillar to post in his most recent outing, notching a 9th round KO as the 4/1 betting chalk.

Mungia has sharpened his sword under the tutelage of Hall-of-Fame trainer Freddie Roach but is he still too green for Canelo? With Alvarez just shy of his 34th birthday is the legend finally slowing down? Will Munguia freeze up in the big lights?

ESPN2 News breaks down this Cinco De Mayo war for the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO titles with our in-depth Jaime Munguia vs Canelo Alvarez Betting Preview.

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Jaime Munguia Bio


Aggressive puncher with a booming right hand. Stiff left jab sets the table. Munguia, is effective at targeting the midsection, wearing opponents down with body shots.

Tall, rangy and strong with a visceral left hook to the body that is one of the better punches in the game. Offensively gifted with the ability to string together effective combinations.

Munguia has shown resilience in the ring, able to soak up punches and keep coming forward. Young with a good motor able to throw lots of leather throughout the fight. Top-flight trainer in Hall-Of-Famer Freddie Roach.


Has been in title fights before but might feel some nerves having never been in a fight of this magnitude. Aggressive style sometimes leaves openings for counter punches, and his defense can be porous. Munguia’s footwork is a bit flat-footed, which can make it challenging for him to quickly change angles or move out of danger.

He has been criticized for not moving his head enough to avoid incoming punches, relying more on putting up the “ear muffs” as his main defensive posture.

Like most big punchers he relies too much on his power, which can lead to predictable patterns that skilled opponents can exploit.

Canelo Alvarez Bio


Arguably unrivaled in his capacity to unleash devastation with a single strike. His physique, a testament to raw power, boasts a torso akin to a fortress of muscle. Strength, relentless pressure, and bodyshots systematically wear down adversaries. One of the best counterpunchers in boxing.

A master of defensive prowess, he employs a high guard technique, deftly catching and countering blows with surgical precision. Possessing a chin as sturdy as granite, he absorbs punishment without flinching, never wavering in his offensive onslaught.

His boxing acumen rivals that of a Mensa member, effortlessly deciphering opponents’ vulnerabilities in the heat of battle. With a storied career, he has faced the elite of the elite, amassing a wealth of invaluable experience along the way.


Not the most fleet footed of fighters, leaving Canelo susceptible to adversaries with swifter movement. Has become a bit stiff with his layers of muscle robbing him of some elusiveness.

Canelo does not boast the towering stature or extended reach common among his contemporaries. Tend to load up on punches too often with an ordinary work rate.

Alvarez’s immaculate ring generalship can falter against relentless pressure and volume punching, disrupting his customary rhythm.

ESPN2 News Boxing Predictions

Munguia’s fervor will prove his undoing. Unlike Jermell Charlo, who merely sought his earnings and sought to evade harm, Munguia’s youthful exuberance will be his downfall.

Anticipate a tightly contested initial encounter, yet the latter half shall witness Alvarez’s swifter handwork and precise countering, dismantling his compatriot. Place your wager on Canelo for a decisive finish, two units strong.

ESPN2 News Boxing Picks

Camilo Alvarez via KO +195 (2 Units) at Mybookie.AG

Canelo Alvarez vs Jaime Munguia ESPN Bet Odds

Alvarez Moneyline -600

Munguia Moneyline +400

Total Rounds: 10.5 -260 Over +200 Under

Fight Goes The Distance: Yes -225 No +175

Alvarez via KO/ TKO/ Tech. Dec/DQ: +195

Alvarez via Decision : +195

Munguia via KO/TKO/Tec. Dec/ DQ: +1100

Munguia decision: +700

Draw: +2000

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Jaime Munguia Tale-Of-The-Tape

  • From: Mexico
  • Record: 43-0 34 KO’s
  • Amateur Record: None
  • Rank: #5 (The Ring)
  • Ht: 6’0”
  • Fight Night Weight: 182lbs. (EST.)
  • Reach: 72”
  • Age: 27
  • Best Weapon: Overhand Right
  • Style: Pressure Fighter

Power:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Handspeed:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Stamina:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Defense:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

Resilience:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Boxing Ability:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

In-Fighting:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Quality of Opposition:3.5 out of 5.0 stars

“Not only is Freddie Roach a great trainer, but he’s a great person and he’s a motivator. He’s always motivating us to keep going forward and keep training hard.” – Jaime Munguia

canelo-alvarezCanelo Alvarez Tale-Of-The-Tape

  • From: Mexico
  • Record: 60-2 39 KO’s
  • Amateur Record: None
  • Rank: WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO Champ
  • Ht: 5’8”
  • Fight Night Weight: 185 lbs. (EST.)
  • Reach: 71”
  • Age: 33
  • Best Weapon: Left Hook
  • Style: Counterpuncher

Power:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Handspeed:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

Stamina:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Defense:4.0 out of 5.0 stars

Resilience:5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Boxing Ability:4.5 out of 5.0 stars

In-Fighting:5.0 out of 5.0 stars

Quality of Opposition:5.0 out of 5.0 stars

“Munguia is a disciplined fighter who hits hard. He’s a power puncher and I like a challenge. I want to face fighters who are hungry like me…” – Canelo Alvarez


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