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    26 February 2024

    Allegedly, Canelo Alvarez separates from PBC, sets sights on Edgar Berlanga and Jaime Munguia

    Canelo Alvarez Parts Ways with Premier Boxing Champions After One Fight

    In an anticipated move, Salvador Rodriguez and Mike Coppinger have revealed that Canelo Alvarez has decided to end his association with Premier Boxing Champions after just a single fight from their planned three-fight deal. The undisputed super middleweight champion is now rumored to make a potential return to DAZN for upcoming bouts against Edgar Berlanga and Jaime Munguia.

    Recent Developments in Canelo’s Career

    Alvarez, boasting an impressive record of 60-2-2 with 39 knockouts, recently secured a unanimous decision victory over John Ryder in his last appearance on the network. This win marked his mandatory defense as he completed his belt collection back in 2021. Despite initial plans for a showdown with Jermall Charlo under the PBC banner, negotiations fell through leading him to dominate Jermell instead.

    Rumors began circulating suggesting a possible matchup between Canelo and Jermall this May; however, conflicting reports emerged when Charlo denied the claims amidst demands from PBC for Alvarez to face Munguia instead. It appears that their partnership has abruptly come to an end before it could truly flourish.

    The Financial Implications and Matchup Speculations

    Notably, Canelo’s hefty guaranteed purse demands coupled with the financial constraints post-PBC’s Showtime venture put strain on sustaining their collaboration beyond high-profile fights. While matchups against undefeated fighters like Munguia and long-time contender David Benavidez may seem lucrative options, ultimately it is Alvarez who calls the shots regarding his opponents.

    The potential clash with Munguia presents an intriguing narrative given both fighters’ Mexican heritage and contrasting performances against common opponents such as Ryder. Despite personal preferences leaning towards other contenders like David Morrell, Munguia’s explosive style at super middleweight adds allure to what promises to be an enthralling encounter.

    Mixed Reactions Towards Potential Opponents

    In contrast, the prospect of facing Berlanga raises eyebrows within the boxing community due to perceived shortcomings compared to previous challengers encountered by Canelo. With exceptions like Yildirim excused as mandatory obligations, Berlanga stands out as potentially one of Alvarez’s weakest adversaries since facing Rocky Fielding in 2018.

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