Report- De La Hoya Wants GGG For Jamie Munguia Soon
Fresh off the star of his stable, Ryan Garcia, winning with an impressive knockout Saturday night, Oscar De La Hoya is looking for another one of his young champions at Golden Boy Promotions to get the biggest fight of his career.
De La Hoya told Boxingscene.com this weekend in Dallas that ongoing discussions continue between former Undisputed and current IBF World Middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and former WBO 154 lb. World titleholder Jaime Munguia.
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The site’s Jake Donovan got quotes from De La Hoya, in the aftermath of Garcia’s KO win Saturday night over Luke Campbell, saying that Golden Boy and DAZN hope to lock up “Triple G” – Munguia in and around the Mexican festive “Cinco de Mayo” holiday,
“That’s the fight that we’re working on,” De la Hoya told the site. “That’s the fight that everyone’s interested in….Cinco de Mayo, imagine that championship fight headlining on that weekend. It will be explosive.”
Golovkin 41 – 1 – 1, 36 KOs was last of the ring defending his IBF belt with a seventh-round TKO over lightly regarded Kamil Szeremeta of Poland in December. That was Golovkin’s first bout of 2020 and he is looking to be more active sooner in 2021. He will turn 39 in April.
The 24-year-old Munguia is 36 – 0, 29 KOs and was last in the ring in October defending his WBO Intercontinental Middleweight Championship against Tureano Johnson. He won by 6th round stoppage after a nasty cut from a punch on Johnson’s lip rendered him unable to continue.
Munguia previously defended the WBO Junior Middleweight crown six times before vacating due to repeated trouble making the 154 lb. limit.
The Middleweight division is now more wide open. This, as Canelo Alvarez vacated the WBA World Championship last week. Alvarez, who was also the WBC’s “Franchise” Middleweight Champ, wants to concentrate on fighting and defending his newly Unified WBC/WBA World Super Middleweight championships at 168 pounds from here on out.
Golovkin is clearly the biggest name remaining at Middleweight although WBC Champion, Jermall Charlo, certainly has a lot of momentum and is unbeaten. Demetrius Andrade, who is also unbeaten, has the WBO 160-lb title, but it is believed that he is looking to move up to Super Middleweight, as well.