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Canelo drops and outpoints Munguia

Canelo Alvarez retains his undisputed super middleweight crown in Las Vegas.

Photo: Premier Boxing Champions

Canelo Alvarez remained undisputed super middleweight champion on Saturday night in Las Vegas by outpointing a tough Jaime Munguia in front of a raucous crowd at T-Mobile Arena.

Munguia had a strong opening round, using a strong jab and smooth movement around the ring. The two would begin opening up the body attacks in the second and third rounds, with Munguia landing a hard right hand and throwing combinations.

In the fourth round, Canelo connected with a right uppercut that floored Munguia – the first knockdown of his career. While Munguia got to his feet and finished the round, the complexion of the fight would change for good.

Over the next few rounds, Canelo looked looser, sharper, and more confident, outboxing Munguia while continuing to punish the body while consistently landing the right hand to the head.

The seventh round was another good one for Canelo, who appeared to temporarily hurt Munguia after a left to the body that slowed him down.

While Munguia tried to come on during in the championship rounds, Canelo was in control and finished the fight strong.

Final scores were in Canelo’s favor: 117-110, 116-111, and 115-112. 3MoreRounds also scored it 117-110 for Canelo.

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