For those of you that don’t know, Cinco De Mayo weekend goes down May 5. However, just in case Golovkin decides not to take this bout within the respectable timeline, Munguia has a backup plan, to take a fight in the month of April.
Munguia attempted at securing the GGG fight in 2018, unsuccessfully of course, considering the athletic commission denied the bout from taking place.
The commission felt that Munguia was too inexperienced of a talent to face Golovkin, though in 2018, Munguia went from 26-0 to 31-0; Golovkin just returned in December to face 21-0 talent Kamil Szeremeta. So really, that’s bogus.
What’s more, Golovkin faced a 13-1 opponent before that, and a 19-0 opponent before that.
Munguia’s co-promoter, Fernando Beltran, has stated to ESPN Deportes that they will not wait around forever for Golovkin to accept the bout agreement:
“Munguia with Golovkin is a fight that I like a lot , we are looking for it, but in the event nothing is achieved, we will fight in April. We are not going to wait around until they say (they want to fight).
“For a long time (the fight) has reminded me a bit of when Erik Morales dethroned Daniel Zaragoza to reach stardom.
“Jaime has everything to be a star, and that is why we seek to keep him active and improving, he is the champion of the people for his dedication in the ring and his spectacular style.”
Munguia is just 24-years-old, but has already quite impressively racked up a record of 36-0 with 29 knockouts. Golovkin himself is 41-1-1 with 36 knockouts, does this fight not sell itself?
Golden Boy Promotions, who also co-promote Munguia, are also on board with the idea:
“We have a lot of interest. We had some talks with our partner Fernando Beltran and we are looking at that possibility.
“There is a lot of interest, we obviously have Jaime Munguía in mind for boxing events on the Cinco de Mayo weekend, and if not Gennadiy Golovkin, we are looking at other options.”
Is this the fight you want to see happen next?