Munguia Set For December-January Return
After his upset of Sadam Ali, Jaime Munguia has surged ahead fighting five times in 2018.
Munguia was initially set to return on December 8th on an HBO card, but with Golden Boy moving to DAZN, Munguia’s next fight is up in the air.
“He’ll fight in either December or January, we’re in discussions for that now,” said Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, who promote Munguia with his main promoters, Zanfer Promotions. “We’re talking to our partner, Fernando Beltran, and we’ll have information on that shortly. There’s a few options for him and whatever’s a better option, Fernando is going to decide and we’ll go from there.”
In his third fight of 2018, Munguia would be set as a late replacement for Liam Smith to face then WBO light middleweight champion, Sadam Ali. After dropping Ali in the fourth round, he’d defeat Smith in July and then take only three rounds to put Brandon Cook away on the Canelo-Golovkin undercard in September.
As for a long-term partnership with Golden Boy and Zanfer for Munguia, Gomez stated to BoxingScene – “I’m hopeful that’s going to be a possibility. We have a very good relationship with Fernando, he’s very, very happy and he’s the promoter. We’re partners with him in the U.S. – so I feel that right now that they’re very happy with everything that we’ve accomplished with them and what we’ve done with him. So I would hope so.
“Obviously, I’m going to do my best to ensure that he stays with us in the long run.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene