Canelo Alvarez Says Eddy Reynoso Does Not Want Him to Fight at 175 Again – Uninterested in Jaime Munguia

Published 01/26/2021, 7:14 AM EST
Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez is introduced before his WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout against Callum Smith at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports


The boxing world has seen some staunch boxers from Mexico for a long time. From Julio Cesar Chavez to Canelo Alvarez, the list of the greatest boxers from Mexico goes on. Out of all the prolific boxing talents from that country, Canelo Alvarez has stood right on the top, who’s still going strong until today.

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Alvarez is no less than a brand in the sport today. Over his prolonged boxing career, he has beaten opponents from enormous nationalities, including opponents from his own country.

But in a recent interview alongside TV Azteca, the pound for pound king of boxing revealed why he doesn’t want to contend with any boxer from his country at the moment. (Translated with Google Translate)

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

He said, “I represent Mexico, and fighting a Mexican does not make sense to me.” 

Canelo even talked about Jaime Munguia, his fellow countryman, who is an undefeated boxer fighting in the middleweight roster. Fans draw a matchup between Canelo and the latter. But he rubbed off these speculations saying, “We’ll see, but I think Munguía needs some fights to reach those levels,”

He even said that he and his coach Eddy Reynoso don’t want to move a notch up until he bags all the titles at 168-pounds.

Eddy’s and my goal is to win all the titles. We thought that if everything went well, we would do the fight in February. And if everything goes well, we are on our way to unification at 168 pounds,” he concluded. (via Google Translate)

Can Canelo Alvarez become the undisputed super-middleweight king by 2021 end?

With a win over Callum Smith in December 2020, the Mexican boxer has cemented his plans to stay at the 168-pound division. His next fight is already aligned with Avni Yildirim, wherein he’ll defend his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles. Post this fight, he is speculated to take on Billy Joe Saunders to challenge him for his WBO title.

Alvarez will stay super busy this year with back-to-back fights lined up for him. He wants to compensate for his previous year’s inactive run in the sport.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez during his unanimous decision win over Daniel Jacobs in their middleweight unification fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

With the intimidating skill-sets and work ethics exhibited by him, Alvarez will undeniably prove his worth by dismantling every opponent he confronts this year.

Can Avni Yildirim or Billy Joe Saunders shatter Alvarez’s dreams of becoming the undisputed super-middleweight champion?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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