De La Hoya: Munguia Would Be Great For Canelo

During this week’s New York press tour for his fight with Daniel Jacobs, Canelo Alvarez made it clear that the only Mexican fighter he’d consider facing is current WBO junior middleweight champion, Jaime Munguia.

Alvarez and Munguia’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya feels the fight is a “natural” fit for either fighter in the future.

“That fight is very possible, the fact that Munguía is young, he is growing, learning, he is a champion at 154 pounds, he is loved by many, he has millions of fans in Mexico, he has a great style, a warrior, a fighter, that’s a natural fight,” De La Hoya said to ESPN Deportes.

“In time,” said De La Hoya on if this fight would come in the future. “Canelo is on another level. Munguía has to reach that level and it is a fight that can be done.”

While Canelo is the cornerstone of Golden Boy’s business, the promotion’s president, Eric Gomez feels Munguia is a star in the making, but not comparable to Alvarez.

Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions, confirmed Munguia’s mandatory fight with Dennis Hogan is set for April 13 in Monterrey, and said they have big plans for him, but they will not try to compare him at all with Canelo.

“Canelo, there is only one of him. We hope that Munguía is also unique,” Gomez told A Los Golpes, while talking Munguia’s title defense against Dennis Hogan on April 13th.

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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