Canelo Open To Fight Munguia

While Canelo Alvarez prepares for Gennady Golovkin on September 15th, he is open to square off with fellow Mexican fighter Jaime Munguia in the near future.

Munguia was almost Alvarez’ replacement in May to face Gennady Golovkin, but would be stopped by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Munguia ended up defeating Sadam Ali for the WBO super welterweight title earlier this year, and is set for the Golovkin-Alvarez undercard on September 15th against Brandon Cook.

When asked about facing the Tijuana product, Alvarez told reporters that, “that’s a fight to be made in the future,” Alvarez admits. “He’s obviously growing and growing as a fighter. It’s possible. It’s one of the big fights that could be made in the future.”

Munguia said, “I’m 21 years old and there are things that I need to learn. Maybe in a few years he could be a possible rival for me or an opponent.”

“What I would love is one day to be in a big fight with the best fighter in my division, just like the one that we have here with Canelo versus GGG,” Munguia continued.

“But more than anything we’re focused on Brandon Cook and defeating him.”

Initial Report: Boxing News Online

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