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How Much Will It Cost To Buy Canelo-Munguia Pay Per View?

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How Much Will It Cost To Buy Canelo-Munguia Pay Per View?

Canelo Álvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs), from Guadalajara, México faces Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs), from Tijuana, México, Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Canelo vs. Munguía is billed as “the first four-belt undisputed title fight between Mexican combatants, harkening back to the great México vs. México matchups of the past including classics such as Erik Morales vs. Marco Antonio Barrera, Carlos Zárate vs. Alfonso Zamora, and Rafael Marquez vs. Israel Vazquez. The Canelo-Munguía world championship event will emanate live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

PPV.COM will have it available for $89.99. Read more about what this bout is likely to look like here.

Canelo vs Munguia On PPV

“Despite the clear identity logic of this — Mexican puncher-boxer vs. Mexican master boxer-puncher — Canelo, for quite a while, projected disinterest. Now that Munguia has boosted his profile with a couple of recent notable wins, Canelo is interested. Canelo's proven chin makes him a solid favorite, but as last Saturday night demonstrated, boxing is still the theater of the unexpected,” said Hall of Fame broadcaster Jim Lampley in a release. He will be co-hosting the PPV.com viewer chat during the PPV.COM stream.

Lampley will be joined by Lance Pugmire, as well as “Inside Boxing Live” hosts Dan Canobbio and former WBO junior welterweight world champion Chris Algieri.

The PPV.com folks tell me that Canobbio and Algieri have moved their Inside Boxing Live podcast to PPV.COM, where they do two fresh episodes weekly.

NOTE: The shakeout in the boxing world has been interesting. The Saudis are taking market share.

And one might think that might affect the wider overall market, because of the leverage they have with their cash stash. But it looks like entrenched norms are not loosening–the consumer is being asked to pony up a heavy premium to watch marquee scraps. No, I'm not sure why Turki isn't simply going all in on the cash burn, and releasing the content for free. They want eyeballs, they don't need the relative nickels and dimes that come from revenue off fans buying the fights. So….It's a question that needs to be posed to His Excellency. It's counter to logic for hardcore fans who don't have much in the way discretionary spending.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.