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Jaime Munguía Called Out by Big Punching Super Middleweight Rival

Jaime Munguía Called Out by Big Punching Super Middleweight Rival

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Jaime Munguía Called Out by Big Punching Super Middleweight Rival

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Jaime Munguía Called Out by Big Punching Super Middleweight Rival

A big-punching super middleweight has called for a clash against Jaime Munguía (43-0, 34 KOs).

Christian Mbilli (26-0, 22 KOs) took to X (formerly Twitter) on Tuesday morning to call out the former super welterweight world champion. The tweet comes just a day after Munguía overtook “Solide” in the WBC rankings. Previously, the sanctioning body had Mbilli as their #1 fighter while Munguía held the #2 position.

The swap in places takes the Tijuana native closer to an eventual mandatory title shot at super middleweight. Currently, the WBC title is held by Saúl Álvarez, who also reigns as the division’s undisputed champion. However, it appears Munguía will have to wait for his shot at the titles as “Canelo” revealed that he will return to the ring on May 4 against an American. This does allow Munguía to explore other options, such as Mbilli.

Christian Mbilli Calls Out Jaime Munguía

‘Let’s do it’ – Christian Mbilli to Jaime Munguía

Mbilli’s callout to Munguía was three words: “Let’s do it.” He also tagged the Mexican fighter, his promoter Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Promotions, and Eye of the Tiger Management (the promotional banner under which Mbilli fights). The last time the Cameroon-born fighter was in the ring, he won a sixth-round stoppage against Rohan Murdock on the undercard of Artur Beterbiev’s win over Callum Smith in January.

On the other hand, Munguía also fought that month, stopping John Ryder in nine rounds. The win marked his second victory as a full-fledged super middleweight. It also appeared to help him leapfrog Mbilli in the WBC rankings.

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As of now, there have been no confirmed discussions for a bout between Munguía and Mbilli. Since both fighters are with different promotional companies and fight on separate networks, co-promotional work will be required. While “Solide” has shown interest in making the clash, nothing has been said as of yet on Munguía’s end. Whether this bout will get made remains to be seen.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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