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Jaime Munguia is ready to elevate his career and lay his hands on Canelo Alvarez. A potential fight between the super middleweight division’s hottest prospect and the lynchpin has been in the making for months. However, nothing came out of it. But it appears the two compatriots are finally on a collision course.

Munguia, 27, is scheduled to face John Ryder on January 27 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. The Mexican fighter will look to put the British boxer in the dust to put the division on alert. What lies ahead after a victory? A potential showdown with Canelo Alvarez, as teased by him.

Jaime Munguia drops hints for a Canelo Alvarez fight

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In a conversation with Fight Hub TV, Jaime Munguia disclosed how far things have progressed in signing a deal with Alvarez’s camp. When asked whether a potential fight was on the cards, the 42-0 record holder disclosed they were confident. Munguia said, “We had a couple of talks.”

“Nothing formal. No paperwork, no nothing. But hopefully, after this fight, we can see. We’ll be more than glad to do it,” he continued. When asked by the reporter whether he was going to fight Alvarez next, Munguia gave a short “yeah.”

Munguia has made some changes in his corner for the John Ryder fight. He has ended his four-year run with Erik Morales and now shifted the base to Hall of Fame coach Freddie Roach‘s Wild Card Boxing gym in Los Angeles. While the Tijuana native might be eager to stamp his credentials as a perfect challenger to Alvarez, the division’s undisputed champion is not short of suitors.

Alvarez’s problem of plenty

The super middleweight champion had already signed a contract to face Jermall Charlo, but that fight has yet to see the light of day. Then he has the wildcard options of Terence Crawford, who recently hit the gym, and a rematch with Dmitry Bivol. However, there is one man he can’t afford to ignore anymore.

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David Benavidez continues to stack his resume and dismantle his opponents in the ring as he demands Alvarez’s attention.’The Mexican Monster’ is a ferocious knockout machine and has now defended his interim WBC title against Caleb Plant and Demetrius Andrade. He appears to be next in line for Alvarez’s Cinco de Mayo bout. However, if Munguia KOs Ryder, he might edge Benavidez and sign the contract with Alvarez.

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What do you make of these comments by Jaime Munguia? Do you believe he will fight Canelo Alvarez after John Ryder? Let us know in the comments below.