Zanfer Promoter CEO Fernando Beltran, who co-promotes unbeaten Mexican middleweight contender Jaime Munguia, published that there are discussions for a possible 2021 showdown with IBF, IBO world champion Gennadiy Golovkin.
Two years ago, Munguia was chosen as the opponent for Golovkin – who was in the hunt for a foe to substitute Canelo Alvarez, who turned into pulled from the battle after failing a pre-fight drug test.
The Nevada State Athletic fee refused to sanction the combat – citing Munguia’s age and shortage of world type adventure.
Their resolution benefited Munguia and assist jump birth his profession. Following the refusal of the NSAC, Munguia changed into selected as a voluntary opponent with the aid of WBO junior middleweight champion Sadam Ali.
Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs) effortlessly demolished Ali in four rounds to catch the WBO belt.
The 24-12 months-historic become in action in October, when he stopped veteran Tureano Johnson by means of splitting his lower lip in half with a vicious uppercut.
After the battle, Munguia says he become very willing to face Golovkin. And his co-promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, have been completely on board with the fight.
Golovkin, 38, noticed action prior this month, when he demolished mandatory challenger Kamil Szeremeta in seven rounds.
Beltran could see a Golovkin vs. Munguia fight come off in 2021.
“we’re doing well, I feel we’ve an excellent probability of having this fight, at the moment we are only talking, ” referred to Beltrán to ESPN Deportes.
Golovkin is additionally in the operating for a fight with WBC, WBA tremendous middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
but, the fight with Canelo is not searching like a opportunity except afterward in the year. Canelo will first make a mandatory protection towards Avni Yildirim, which is being focused for February 27 in Guadalajara. may still he win, Canelo is probably going to return within the month of may additionally – in a possible unification with WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders.