TGB Promotions and PBC are planning a Las Vegas PPV for May 4 — possibly for Canelo to headline

LAS VEGAS: TGB Promotions and Premier Boxing Champions are planning a pay-per-view event in Las Vegas for May 4.

That's according to upcoming minutes for a Nevada State Athletic Commission meeting in which the NSAC look over numerous requests for program permits for possible action.

A number of events the NSAC will look over are already known — such as Matchroom Boxing's February 3 show at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino featuring Conor Benn, a Power Slap show at the recently-unveiled Durango Hotel and Casino resort for February 9, a number of UFC events, and a Golden Boy show at the Cosmo on March 16.

What's new, is the TGB request for a May 4 show at either the MGM Grand Garden Arena or T-Mobile Arena — venues Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has headlined around the Cinco de Mayo date; a key weekend in the boxing calendar.

Through ProBox TV's sources in Mexico, we reported last year that Canelo was quietly negotiating with members of Jaime Munguia's team.

Since then, a bout between Canelo and Munguia has been discussed openly by Golden Boy Promotions boss Oscar de la Hoya.

A source with knowledge of PBC's movements told ProBox TV last year, ahead of the first bout in Canelo's three-fight deal with the company, that a possible strategy could include matches against Jermell Charlo, Jermall Charlo, and then David Benavidez.

The source at that time stressed that it all depends on how fights play out as boxing can often be a fickle business, conjuring up strange results and momentum switches.

Munguia is a new player in the mix. It remains to be seen whether Jermall, who defeated Jose Benavidez Jr. in his return to the ring last year, is as viable an opponent choice this summer as he was thought to be in 2023.

The request for a May 4 date with the NSAC is not the only commission hold TGB Promotions currently has for events in Las Vegas.

It already has holds for events on February 24, March 2, March 23, and March 30.

However, it's likely only one, at most two, of those events materializes.

In 2023, after Paramount sunset Showtime Sports and all of its sports offerings including boxing, PBC announced a new multiyear rights agreement with Prime Video.

Per information provided to ProBox TV at the time, "the first event [is] anticipated for March 2024."

It is unclear as of yet who will headline the first PBC on Prime Video event but PBC has a number of big-name athletes on its roster outside of Canelo including David Benavidez, Gervonta 'Tank' Davis, Errol Spence Jr., Terence Crawford, and more.