Canelo beats Munguia by unanimous decision

Canelo Alvarez retained his undisputed super-middleweight title with a unanimous decision win over Jaime Munguia on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Canelo wins via unanimous decision

The judges scored the fight 117-110, 116-111, 115-112 in favor of Canelo.

Canelo, 33, took control of the match after knocking down Munguia in the fourth round.

Both Mexican fighters were proud to fight against each other during Cinco de Mayo weekend.

“This win means a lot,” Canelo said. “I’m glad that I gave him this opportunity. Munguia is a great guy and a great champion. He’s gonna have a great career. I’m very proud that all the Mexicans are here watching us.”

“I took my time. I have a lot of experience. Munguia is a great fighter. He’s strong and smart. But I have 12 rounds to win the fight and I did. I did really good and I’m proud of it.”

“He’s strong, but he’s a little slow. I could see every punch. That’s why I’m the best.”

This was Canelo’s (61-2-2, 39 KOs) fourth defense of the WBC, WBO, IBF and WBA super middleweight titles.

Meanwhile, Munguia (43-1, 34 KOs) suffered his first professional loss.

“I came out strong and was winning the early rounds,” said Munguia. “I let my hands go, but he’s a fighter with a lot of experience. The loss hurts because it’s my first loss and I felt strong.”

“There’s no doubt I would have beaten anyone else tonight. He has a lot of experience. I started well, but he’s a fighter who creates a lot of problems.”