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Munguia Co-Promoter: If We Get a Contract, We'll Fight Canelo!

Although he is just 23 years old, former WBO junior middleweight world champion Jaime Munguia is gunning to become a two division world champion and looking for the biggest fights possible.

Munguia vacated his WBO world title and moved up to the middleweight division - where he hopes to find bigger opportunities.

Undefeated in 35 fights, Munguia is being positioned as a future opponent for his countryman, Mexican superstar Saul  "Canelo" Alvarez.

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In a recent interview, Canelo's head trainer, Eddy Reynoso, explained that he doesn't want Munguia as a potential opponent - at least not any time soon - because they believe Munguia doesn't have the right experience and he's too new to the middleweight ranks.

Canelo has fought as high as the light heavyweight limit of 175-pounds, when he captured the WBO title with a knockout of Sergey Kovalev last November.

Munguia's co-promoter, Fernando Beltran, believes his boxer is ready for the fight or anyone else.

"I have all the respect and admiration for Canelo. I am a fan. However, today I think I have the best fighter," Beltrán stated in dialogue with TVC Deportes.

"Against all the barriers we have put in place, Munguia has exceeded them with excellence. If tomorrow we receive a contract, tomorrow we will go up in there with Canelo Álvarez. Boxing is administration, I understand that and I know we would not be the favorites. But boxing is also about opportunity as well.

"From the middleweight to super middleweight, Munguia is ready to fight anyone. But Canelo is there and he has a great team that guides his career. He decides his own future."

Canelo was going to face WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in May. The fight was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now Canelo may fight Saunders in June or early July - or he might even bypass that fight and collide with Gennadiy Golovkin in a trilogy fight on September 12.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 04-15-2020

Nobody wants to see this. canelo murders this kid.

Comment by Elastic Recoilz on 04-14-2020

Hogan put hands on him and should've won that fight. I really wish the NSAC allowed him to fight Golovkin in 2008. He would've got battered into the 8th dimension.

Comment by abracada on 04-14-2020

[QUOTE=tokon;20514234]Yes, he'd have to take all those $$$ if offered. The reality is he isn't ready for Canelo but will he ever be?[/QUOTE] Defo not ready yet, he needs to marinate and grow in at least another 8 matches

Comment by 4truth on 04-14-2020

Can't blame him for turning in an application to get paid. Why wouldn't he??

Comment by old papa on 04-14-2020

Doesn't stop to amaze me how Mexican fighters get promoted nowadays, what's more amazing is how they buy into it. This kid fails to exercise his option to go directly against boo-boo afraid to be exposed as the mediocre fighter…

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