Quote: Jaime Munguia ‘Definitely’ Deserves Title Shot Against Gennady Golovkin
We could be on the verge of seeing title clash between Gennady Golovkin and Jaime Munguia.
Golovkin is coming off a record-setting middleweight title defense. He made his 21st successful title defense in the division, breaking Bernard Hopkins’ record. Golovkin holds the IBF and IBO Middleweight gold. He successfully defended his gold against Kamil Szeremeta via TKO.
Golden Boy Promotions President, Eric Gomez, told BoxingScene.com that Munguia has earned his shot against “GGG.”
“Jaime Munguia definitely deserves a shot at Triple G’s middleweight title. It’s the most intriguing fight that can be made in the division, pitting Mexico’s biggest rising star against the most dominant 160-pound champion of the past decade.”
Gomez went on to say that the title bout would be huge for Cinco de Mayo weekend.
“This fight has Cinco de Mayo Weekend written all over it. And if made, it would be the cherry on top of a huge list of international-level cards planned for the first half of 2021, which already includes the Alvarado brothers (Felix, 108-pound titlist, and 130-pound titlist Rene), Bektemir Melikuziev, (130-pound titlist) Joseph Diaz Jr. and (154-pound titlist) Patrick Teixeira.”
Munguia has a perfect pro boxing record of 36-0. He has scored 29 knockouts along the way. While he has the record of a skilled veteran, Munguia is only 24 years old. He is already a former world champion, having won the WBO Light-Middleweight Title. He’s hoping to capture gold at 160 pounds.
Golovkin’s lone career loss was to Canelo Alvarez via majority decision. Golovkin has gone 3-0 since the defeat.