Minguia may have an undefeated record of 41 wins with 32 KOs, but he has often been criticized over the caliber of opposition that he has fought.
His last big test was a win over Liam Smith, dating all the way back to 2018. And yet, facing Derevyanchenko is not going to do anything to stop those claims.
Derevyanchenko has lost three out of his last four fights, coupled with the fact that he is now 37 years old. With that being said, Munguia is intent on stopping him.
“Guys like [Daniel] Jacobs put him down, and I feel capable of knocking him out. I feel really powerful at 168, so let’s see. In some ways, being at 168 is great for me.
“It’s a great weight. I think I’m better at 168, but if something is interesting at 160, I’m definitely going for it,” Mungia
Much in the same way, a move back to 160 could also occur with a possible fight with WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo. With that being said, there is plenty on the line.