Munguia-Cook Set For Canelo-GGG 2 Undercard
A WBO junior middleweight title fight has been added to the card of the highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, as Jaime Munguia will face off with Brandon Cook.
Cook let it slip that he would face off with Munguia on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and on the Pay-Per-View broadcast of the Alvarez and Golovkin showdown.
This comes off of Cook’s last scheduled opponent, Kell Brook, would pull out of their scheduled showdown on the Joseph Parker and Dillian Whyte card in July at the O2 Arena In London. Brook would pull out of the fight due to injury, so would his replacement opponent Sam Eggington.
“To be on the biggest stage… people are going to know who I am after this,” said Cook to The Toronto Star.
“It doesn’t faze me. I know people are going to be booing (me). It’s Mexican Independence Day … I just want to go out there and show people why I made it to where I am.”
“If I can stand in the middle of the ring and back his ass up, we’re going to see how he’s going to feel. I’m going to have to take some good shots, I’m sure, then hopefully take it to him.”
Cook’s promoter told the Toronto Star that they were given an “offer he could not refuse” for the Munguia fight.
“Golden Boy called with an offer and we couldn’t pass up a world title fight,” said Tyler Buxton, Cook’s promoter. “When you look at an Ontario-born fighter, how many get to fight for a world title? Not many.”
Munguia took a huge step forward in 2018, as he would drop Sadam Ali in four rounds to take the WBO junior middleweight title in May, and surpass Liam Smith in a 12 round decision in July.
Initial Report: Toronto Star