That is according to Oscar De La Hoya. The potential for an all-Mexican clash would be groundbreaking, given the record of both fighters.
Munguia (42-0, 33 KOs) is in impressive form, having stopped three of his last four opponents.
Although his last fight was a unanimous-decision win, a body-shot knockdown in the 12th round ultimately proved the difference in the bout against Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Meanwhile, Benavidez (27-0-0) has just had the best win of his career, a unanimous-decision victory against Caleb Plant.
While the all-Mexican clash that the fans were hoping for included Canelo Alvarez, this could be the next best thing.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 26, 2023
“We’re doing our own thing and you know that the DAZN will be very keen on Munguia against Berlanga. Munguia does great numbers, and so does Berlanga. It’s just a tremendous fight.
“I feel like the biggest fight is Munguia. He’s Mexican, he’s young, he’s my age and we both do numbers. I know for a fact that we could do crazy numbers out here in New York at the Garden.
“We can sit down with my dad, [manager] Keith Connolly, and the bossman and we can make it happen,” Hearn
Nevertheless, dealing with Golden Boy may not be the easiest thing for Hearn. Despite having a working relationship on DAZN, De La Hoya has been trading shots at Hearn following Canelo’s three-fight deal with the PBC.
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 25, 2023
But given Hearn’s tendency to deal with Golden Boy President Eric Gomez, Munguia may have plenty of other options too.