Jaime Munguia Hopes To Get Fight With Gennady Golovkin In 2023

Jamie Munguia

Jaime Munguia is hoping to face Gennady Golovkin next year.

Munguia is set to fight Gonzalo Coria on Saturday night in Mexico. The hope for Munguia was to fight John Ryder but that didn’t come to fruition, but he knows he still can’t overlook Coria.

“[Coria] is a lot of risk and little to gain. Obviously I’m not belittling this fighter and I’m never going to belittle anyone, I always prepare in the best way. The truth is that this [second fight in Mexico] was not foreseen. We had planned to fight John Ryder, who had just beaten [Daniel] Jacobs, in what I think was a great fight, but for one reason or another it didn’t happen. We’re going to try to make the best of this fight, keep learning, keep working for when the expected fight comes,” said Munguia to Erika Montoya of DAZN.

If Munguia gets his hand raised – which many expect him to do – he will improve to 41-0 at just 26-years-old. With that, the Mexican is hoping to land a fight with Gennady Golovkin next year as he believes that is the fight that he can prove just how good he is.

“Without a doubt the last fight he had with Canelo, GGG made it clear that he is still a great fighter, that he is still strong, that he is still valid. He gave a great fight with Canelo and I think he and I could have a great fight. Besides, he is the champion, one of the champions at 160 pounds and if it’s with him I would like to fight for the world championship,” Munguia said.

Golovkin, meanwhile, is coming off a decision loss to Canelo Alvarez which snapped his four-fight winning streak.

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