Eddie Hearn would apparently be more than pleased to discover a couple of alternatives for Jaime Munguia.
Not too long ago, Eric Gomez, the president of Golden Boy Promotions, which promotes Munguia, made some information when he knowledgeable ESPN that Munguia and his group are eager on going through gentle heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol—not precisely an opponent anybody has had in thoughts for the undefeated Mexican.
Munguia, a former titlist at 154, is a middleweight, so he fights a full two weight courses beneath Bivol.
“He’s prepared for any of the greats,” Gomez stated. “There’s additionally numerous curiosity in doing the battle with [Dmitry] Bivol, which is likely one of the fights that Jaime may be very fascinated with. We’re seeing rivals, but it surely’s what he desires, the large fights this 12 months.”
In a latest interview, Bivol’s promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, was receptive to a Bivol-Munguia match sooner or later, however he additionally expressed his befuddlement with the best way Munguia’s profession has been dealt with by his group. Munguia has been roundly criticized for his lackluster opposition since he moved as much as the middleweight ranks in 2020, and boxing followers have lampooned him for failing to get within the ring with formidable fighters equivalent to Demetrius Andrade, Janibek Alimkhanuly, and Jermall Charlo. Munguia’s final battle was primarily a mismatch, a third-round stoppage of Gonzalo Gaston Coria in November.
Each Bivol and Munguia battle on the identical streaming platform, DAZN, so there needs to be little company politics interfering with that battle. The query, nevertheless, is competitors: Hearn made it clear that Munguia would stand little probability towards Bivol, who’s coming off a banner 2022, wherein he picked up wins over Canelo Alvarez and Gilberto Ramirez.
“Yeah, joyful to take a look at that battle,” Hearn stated of Bivol-Munguia in an interview with Professional Boxing Followers. “Look, Munguia … it’s unusual what they’ve been doing with him. I like him. I feel he’s thrilling.
“For me, Munguia towards Canelo, Munguia towards [Gennadiy] Golovkin, Munguia towards Dmitry Bivol, I imply he wouldn’t have a shot at profitable a spherical towards Dmitry Bivol. And for those who’ve not proven any earlier intention to being in harmful fights, why would you select Dmitry Bivol?”
Bivol is anticipated to return to the ring within the spring and go right into a rematch with Alvarez within the fall.