Canelo Vs. Munguia: Rematch Clause Revealed

Unified four-belt 168-lb champion Canelo Alvarez’s title defense against Jaime Munguia includes a rematch clause for their clash on May 4th. If the superstar Alvarez loses, he gets a second chance.

Canelo isn’t taking chances of not getting the opportunity to force a second fight if he loses to the unbeaten Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) in their main event contest on Amazon Prime and DAZN PPV.

The rematch clause indicates that Canelo, 33, is worried about getting beat by this young lion with the wrong style for him.

Rematch Clause: The Safety Net

It’s not a big deal that Canelo has included a rematch clause because this is standard operating procedure for him and many champions, especially the superstars.

How the rematch clause works

  • Munguia Win: Canelo gets a do-over to force a second fight
  • Draw: The rematch clause allows Canelo to force another clash
  • Canelo Victory: The rematch clause doesn’t matter.

Given the big money that Munguia will get and the fame, a rematch clause is totally irrelevant here because Jaime won’t need to have his arm twisted for a second fight against Canelo.

This is the top of the tree for Munguia, and whoever he was to fight after a victory would be a massive step down in terms of money and notoriety.

Canelo has got to be a little afraid heading into this match against Munguia. This is a big step up in class from the fighters he’s been fighting lately, and it’s going to look bad for him if he loses.

Munguia is popular in Mexico, and Canelo would see his status drop off if that country if he loses this contest. A rematch clause allows Canelo to redeem himself, but it might not matter. If he can’t handle Munguia’s high work rate, power, combination punching, and youth, it won’t matter if he fights him again.

Munguia’s co-promoter, Fernando Beltran, revealed to Boxingscene that a rematch clause will be included in his fight against Canelo (60-2-2, 39 KOs).

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