WBO Fixes Jaime Munguia Vs. Janibek Alimkhanuly
Jaime Munguia is just one win away from gaining his second title, but he must face one hurdle before that.
The World Boxing Organization (WBO) has officially ordered an interim middleweight title fight between Tijuana’s Munguia and Janibek Alimkhanuly of Kazakhstan.
The sanctioning body has ranked Munguia the No.1 and Alimkhanuly the No. 2 ranked fighters in the middleweight division. Whereas, The Ring has Munguia at No. 4 and Alimkhanuly at No. 7.
The fight was confirmed in a recent interview by the WBO Championship Committee chairman, Luis Batista-Salas.
“Please be advised that the WBO World Championship Committee orders the parties herein to commence the negotiations for the above-referenced bout between Jaime Munguia and [Janibek] Alimkhanuly,” he said.
He further talked about the time given to the boxers, “The parties are granted 10 days to reach an agreement.”
The order came just three days after the Mexican professional boxer earned a splendid victory over D’Mitrius Ballard. This was his fifth win at 160-pounds.
“Munguia? Easy work,” Alimkhanuly wrote on his social media account.
“Guys, I don’t like jokes. If I said easy work, it will be easy work inshallah. I beat two former world champions [Robert Brant and Hassam N’Dam].”
However, if somehow Munguia or the Kazakhstani boxer fails to fight then there would be an open path for the unbeaten No.4-ranked WBO fighter, Danny Dignum.