WBO Set To Order Purse Bid For Jaime Munguia vs Janibek Alimkhanuly
It is fair to say that Jaime Munguia (39-0, 31 KOs) is weighing his options. The Mexican star has been provided with two championship options for the next time he steps into the ring.
The Tijuana native was originally ordered by the WBO into an interim middleweight title with Janibek Alimkhanuly, but now he’s also been reportedly offered to go toe-to-toe against the invincible WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo.
Alimkhanuly (11-0, 7 KOs) is the second-ranked WBO fighter from Kazakhstan who has already established himself as one of the main candidates for the biggest prizes in the industry.
The co-promoters of Munguia, Golden Boy Promotions and Zanfer Boxing, were expected to reach an agreement with the co-promoters of Alimkanuly, Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc, on Friday.
Therefore, there are rumors that WBO will call a purse bid which will result in Munguia battling against Alimkanuly.
If it happens, this battle will be for the unclaimed championship that was vacated by Demetrius Andrade around 12 months ago.
If the agreement is in place between both parties, DAZN, an ESPN partner, would stream the fight between these two sensations.
If the 25-year-old Mexican chooses to go up against Charlo, Showtime is expected to have the TV rights to showcase their fight. It has a content partnership with Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.