(Video) Mariachi rendition of US national anthem played for Canelo Alvarez vs Munguia goes viral

Ahead of the highly anticipated showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Jaime Munguia on Saturday night, a Mariachi rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner stirred up mixed reactions among fans.

In a nod to Mexican heritage, organizers of the undisputed middleweight title bout in Las Vegas opted for a Mariachi rendition of the US national anthem. The performance featured Brenden Perez, Ramiro Oseguera, and Daniel Ochoa. They played the national anthem without any vocals. A violin performed the tune, supported by a bass and guitar.

The unique rendition prompted a divided response from fans, with opinions split across various platforms.

Many fans expressed enthusiasm for the unconventional performance, lauding its creativity and cultural significance. Comments flooded social media platforms, with users praising the Mariachi rendition as a refreshing twist on tradition.

“Did a Mariachi band just do the best USA national anthem I’ve ever heard at a sporting event?” one user enthusiastically questioned.

“Idk about y’all, but that mariachi rendition of the US national anthem was pretty cool,” another user chimed in, echoing the sentiment of many.

Despite the positive reception from some, others voiced reservations about the unconventional rendition. While acknowledging the skill and artistry of the performance, certain fans expressed concern that it might not resonate positively with all Americans.

One user wrote: “It’s getting a roar of approval here. I dig it, but it may be triggering for some LOL.”

Another stated: “Somewhere some MAGA proud boy is losing his s**t at the mariachi national anthem at the Canelo fight, I love it.”

One fan exclaimed: “F*** that mariachi Star Spangled Banner. I love Mexico and Mexican people but that rendition was pure mockery.”

“Yo wtf was that US national anthem mariachi style?” another fan questioned.

The Mariachi rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner was divisive but served as a testament to the rich culture of the event. While some embraced the fusion of Mexican musical heritage with American tradition, others questioned its appropriateness.

Amidst the pre-match controversy, Canelo Alvarez emerged victorious. He ended up retaining his undisputed super middleweight championship title. Despite a spirited challenge from Munguia, Alvarez showcased his dominance in the ring. He ended up securing a unanimous decision victory.