The potential fight would see Charlo returning to the ring after a two-year layoff. His last fight was a win over Juan Macias Montiel via a unanimous decision.
Thereafter, Charlo’s title defense against Maciej Sulecki collapsed due to the former’s back injury. While the WBC refrained from stripping him, any chances of a fight with Munguia would depend on them.
The current interim WBC 160-lb champion, Carlos Adames, would have to step aside. Not only that, but the WBC could face criticism if they agreed to such a thing, given Charlo’s inactivity.
But if that were bypassed, then Munguia would present a challenge. He is unbeaten in his 41 bouts, with 33 knockouts, even if Charlo has a similar record (32-0 22 KOs).
With that being said, Charlo urged Oscar De La Hoya to get on board, as Munguia made his feelings known too.
— Jaime Munguia (@jaimemunguia15) May 2, 2023