De La Hoya Can See A Possible Canelo-Munguia Fight
After retaining the WBO junior middleweight title with a controversial majority decision win over Dennis Hogan, Oscar Del La Hoya believes in the potential of Jaime Munguia.
Munguia, who admitted that his performance was hampered from cutting down to 154 pounds, may eye a move up to middleweight in the near future, and De La Hoya believes a fight with Canelo could be in the cards.
And while De La Hoya, who promotes both fighters, can see a fight between the two, the Golden Boy Promotions founder said Munguia would need a world middleweight title to secure a shot at Alvarez.
If Munguia moves up from 154 pounds, the WBO would immediately list the Mexico native as the mandatory challenger to their middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade.
“The truth is that he is very ambitious and I like that about Munguía. He wants to fight with the best in the world. And when you are the best in the world like Canelo, and if you are a champion like Munguía, a fight like that has to be fought in the future,” said De la Hoya to ESPN Deportes.
“If they are at the same weight, at 160 pounds, and if Munguía is crowned champion in that division, then there is no reason on why that fight can not take place. We’ll see what happens, because Canelo is at the level where he wants to fight with world champions.”
Initial Report: ESPN Deportes