Jaime Munguia Wants To Pull A Ryan Garcia



Jaime Munguia Wants To Pull A Ryan Garcia

Jaime Munguía saw what Ryan Garcia did against Devin Haney, and he had to be thinking to himself, I'm next.

Jaime Munguia held a media workout in Los Angeles Tuesday ahead of the Cinco de Mayo weekend blockbuster featuring Canelo Álvarez and Munguía headlining a PBC Pay-Per-View event on Prime Video on Saturday, May 4 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo vs. Munguía is billed as the “first four-belt undisputed title fight between Mexican combatants.” Munguía, a former champion at 154-pounds, has scored back-to-back wins since moving up to 168 pounds, beating Sergiy Derevyanchenko in a 2023 Fight of the Year contender and stopping John Ryder in January.

The PPV is available for purchase on Prime Video, regardless of Prime membership, and fans will also be able to purchase the PPV via and

Tickets for the live event are on sale now at The event is promoted by Canelo Promotions, TGB Promotions, in association with Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Boxing Promotions.

Here is what the workout participants had to say Tuesday, 11 days away from the big show, from Wild Card Boxing Club:


“Camp is going very well. Hands down, this has been my best training camp. Working with the legend Freddie Roach has really motivated me. He has my confidence very high and has helped me so much.

“When I first got this fight I was excited because I know how big of an opportunity this is. I would just tell everyone that I’m 100% ready for this fight.

“Not only is this big for boxing, but it’s huge for my country. I can’t wait to represent Mexico in the ring on May 4.

“I’m very happy about this opportunity. I’m excited because there’s no better way to represent the Mexican fans than competing on Cinco de Mayo weekend in Las Vegas,” said Jaime Munguia.

“Training with Freddie has been great. He’s brought a lot of peace and tranquility to my corner. He’s a wise trainer with a lot of experience.

“Any fight at this level is going to be a hard fight, but I really believe that this is going to be an exciting fight and a memorable one.

“I’m going to go in there to do my job. I don’t care what anyone on the outside says. At the end of the day, I have to stay ready and make the most of this opportunity.

“I’ve always kept an eye on Canelo, even when we were in different weight classes. Eventually you have to fight the best in your division and that’s where we are right now.

“I respect Canelo as a fighter, but when you step into that ring with me, I’m gonna do my best to do my job and get my hand raised.”

Younger…strong…could Munguia pull a Ryan Garcia and beat the favored one?

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, on Jaime Munguia

Canelo is going to come out guns blazing, but there's a changing of the guard in every era and I think that this is the perfect scenario for Jaime Munguia to take over.

“Jaime Munguia is ready to go. He's faced every adversary and every style. Whether they brawl or box, he's taken them out. Now he's ready for the biggest fish in the sea.

“Jaime Munguia has the youth, the punch output and the chin. I see all the cards stacked against Canelo.”

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