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Munguia Hopes For October Return, Says Canelo Fight is Not a Career Goal

Former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (35-0, 28 KOs) has been out of the ring since he made his middleweight debut back in February, with a stoppage win over Spike O'Sullivan at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Munguia decided to vacate his WBO title at 154-pounds to pursue bigger fights at the middleweight limit. 

According to Munguia, who recently took part in an Instagram interview, he hopes to return to the ring "by October" of 2020.

The coronavirus pandemic had put the brakes on the sport of boxing for several months, but now the live events are starting to pile up for the fall.

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Munguia has his eye on the WBC world title, which is currently held by Jermall Charlo.

Charlo will defend his title next month against Sergiy Derevyanchenko in the main even of a Showtime pay-per-view card. Munguia believes Charlo will win that contest.

One of the fights often discussed is a future showdown between Munguia and countryman Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. Both Canelo and Munguia are promoted by Golden Boy Promotions.

Canelo holds the WBA title at middleweight, but he also has the WBA's "regular" title at super middleweight. While Canelo's last fight took place at the light heavyweight limit of 175, he is expected to have his next fight at 168-pounds.

Munguia is interested in facing Canelo down the line, but he's not actively pursing that option and cautions that it's not a goal for his career.

“It is not a goal of mine. I am always asked about that [fight]. I am making my own way [in the sport]. If I have to fight Canelo, it is because it's a fight that has to happen and a fight that the people want,” Munguia said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Satir on 08-11-2020

Manguia - Gabe Rosado should be entertaining

Comment by Get em up on 08-11-2020

[QUOTE=xEcto1x;20698799]Munguia’s team told everyone that would listen that they could beat GGG like 2 years ago. It’s a fine fight to make and helps Dazzlin get two of their high profile fighters in the ring. Why not make it?[/QUOTE] Even…

Comment by Mr Riatonon on 08-11-2020

Charlo is going to lose against that Russian guy so Mungia won't be fighting him, Canelo is too much for him, but I like his plan to just keep fighting anybody, that's a real fighter.

Comment by xEcto1x on 08-10-2020

Munguia’s team told everyone that would listen that they could beat GGG like 2 years ago. It’s a fine fight to make and helps Dazzlin get two of their high profile fighters in the ring. Why not make it?

Comment by BlackR0bbb on 08-10-2020

[QUOTE=chico malo ali;20698291]munguia would whoop andrade + andrade brings nothing to the table.[/QUOTE] If he would "whoop" Andrade, then why doesn't Lil Jaime enforce his mandatory shot? You mean he'd whoop Andrade like Canelo did? Oh, wait...

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