Golden Boy Boss Oscar De La Hoya has revealed that he and his team are presently in serious negotiation with for a huge fight between Jaime Mungia and Middleweight king Gennadiy Golovkin (GGG) in the first quarter of 2021.
De La Hoya, who presently has a job of looking for the next big star for the Promotion after the unfortunate departure of their Star Saul Canelo Alvarez, late last year after a legal dispute.
Munguia (36-0, 29 KOs), who is only 24 years old could be the next big name for the promotion, if he is able to defeat Gennady (GGG) Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KOs). The former Junior Middleweight Champion will fit very well into the shoes Alvarez has left empty at the promotion, if he will be able to defeat the GGG.
“Yeah, we’re in serious negotiations right now with GGG’s people,” said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya to Fighthype
“It would be a great fight. I think that would be the fight to make,” De L Hoya continued about the Golovkin vs. Munguia match. “People were talking about a fight between GGG and [WBO middleweight champion] Demetrius Andrade. No, why? It just doesn’t make sense.
“I mean, Andrade, yes. Go after somebody else, go after [Jermall] Charlo. He [Andrade] has to. The Charlos have to fight,”
Canelo Alvarez recently revealed, he is done with the Middleweight division, vacating the WBA 160 pound strap, he has held on to for quite sometime now. The vacant title could be Munguia next focus, if the fight with GGG doesn’t come to fruition.
Canelo Alvarez will be busy throughout 2021 as he plans on unifying the 168 pound division. Thats the more reason why GGG should take up a fight with the Mexican. Eddy Reynoso, head trainer at Golden Boy Promotions has also revealed that Canelo has no intentions of facing the Kazakhstani knockout Artists.
“But a fight that would be amazing, that is action-packed that is not going to be boring, that is not going to be stylistically a snoozer, is going to be Jaime Munguia vs. GGG.
“That’s the bottom line. That is fireworks. Look, if my guy [Munguia] loses, then he loses. But I’ll tell you one thing, he’s going to go out on his shield,” said De La Hoya on Munguia challenging Golovkin.
De La Hoya will be willing to take the risk of putting Munguia in the ring with Gennady (GGG) Golovkin, who has only been defeated by Canelo Alvarez and if he comes out victorious. It could come out big for the promotion.
GGG has found it difficult making huge profits for DAZN as expected while his deal with the broadcast company. However, he still needs to make big fights and Munguia could just be the one with a profile to fit into the picture.