Eddie Hearn shared expectations on Alvarez-Munguia

Eddie Hearn, renowned boxing promoter, has expressed concern about Canelo Alvarez's age ahead of his forthcoming bout against Jaime Munguia on May 4, during the Cinco de Mayo weekend. The match pits 33-year-old Alvarez against the younger, unbeaten Munguia for the undisputed title.

Canelo Alvarez, at 33 years old with 64 professional fights under his belt, faces questions about his staying power. His recent matches show a slight dip in dominance; he suffered a defeat to Dmitrii Bivol and had non-stoppage wins against John Ryder and Jermell Charlo. His last knockout was three years ago against Caleb Plant.

Jaime Munguia comes into this fight from the super middleweight class, boasting strong stamina and power, especially evident in later rounds. He has secured recent victories over Sergiy Derevyanchenko and John Ryder — the latter by stoppage in January before the upcoming event.

Eddie Hearn shared insights, noting that Canelo remains confident despite potential challenges:

"I think it’s a very tough fight. I spoke to Canelo the other night; he really fancies it. He said training has gone fantastically well. Munguía is going to be all action, it’s the first time in a long time that Canelo’s fought a fighter that’s young, undefeated and will really stick it on him."

Hearn added a prediction tempered with caution regarding Canelo's physical condition: "I think if the fight goes deep, it will be interesting. When you get to Canelo’s age, sometimes the body can break down a bit. But he’s a brilliant fighter and I’m very confident. I expect him to win by stoppage."

Criticism lingers around Alvarez for choosing Munguía over other potential opponents like David Benavidez.