By Allan Fox: Unbeaten former WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (37-0, 30 KOs) weighed in at 160 kilos on Friday for his vital 12 spherical major occasion on DAZN towards the extremely skilled former two-time world title challenger Gabe Rosado (26-13-1, 15 KOs).
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Rosado weighed barely much less at 159.4 lbs, however he appeared larger than Munguia, oddly sufficient. The 2 might be combating in a Golden Boy Promotions on the Honda Heart in Anaheim, California.
Rosado is coming off a giant win over Bektemir Melikuziev final June, and he’s going to be attempting to get an analogous beautiful victory on Saturday towards Munguia.
Ranked #1 WBC, #1 WBO, Munguia is able to get a title shot towards Jermall Charlo or Demetrius Andrade in 2022. Nonetheless, the champion that Munguia seems to be focusing on is Gennadiy Golovkin for his IBF belt.
Sadly for Munguia, he’s not ranked excessive with the IBF, so he’ll want Golovkin to present him a title shot as a voluntary challenger. If Golovkin does make that transfer, he’ll do it afterward down the road.
Proper now, Golovkin isn’t taking any possibilities with dangerous fights as a result of he’s attempting to get a big-money trilogy combat with Canelo in 2022.
Till Golovkin will get that combat, he’s not going to take a dangerous match with somebody like Munguia. It’s doubtless that even when Golovkin will get the trilogy match with Canelo and loses, he’ll nonetheless maintain out hope for a fourth combat.
Munguia is healthier off going within the route of WBC champion Jermall Charlo or WBO champion Demetrius Andrade.
De La Hoya expects Munguia – Rosado to conflict
“When you might have a fighter like Rosado from Puerto Rico and a fighter like Munguia, it’s apparent the types are going to conflict,” mentioned Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya to Fighthype.
“It’s going to be an awesome combat, however the truth that you might have the pleasure behind it, Mexico vs. Puerto Rico, they have a tendency to combat even tougher,” mentioned De La Hoya.
“So, types are going to conflict. I do know boxing, and I’m a promoter that has been within the ring, and I’m most likely the one promoters which have been within the ring. So I do know the types, and I do know what this combat goes to be all about.
“I like the way in which he did it. He didn’t steamroll earlier than the knockout clearly of Plant,” mentioned De La Hoya on Canelo Alvarez’s current eleventh spherical knockout win over Caleb Plant. “I used to be very impressed with Plant, however Canelo is the pound-for-pound champion of the world.
“What he did that night time was historical past, and I’m very happy with him and really comfortable for him,” mentioned De La Hoya of Canelo. “In boxing, there’s all the time competitors, there’s all the time matches you can also make,” mentioned Oscar when instructed that Canelo now not has competitors.
Oscar is keen to work with Canelo
“There are fighters like Benavidez; there are fighters just like the Charlos,” mentioned De La Hoya. “You realize, guys that may probably go up towards Canelo, however Canelo retains knocking them out, so we’ll see.
“We’re the most effective that we do, and the doorways are all the time open on our finish,” mentioned De La Hoya about his willingness to work with Canelo.
“We’re going to have attainable future opponents which are going to be very to see what occurs. However look, no laborious emotions, that is boxing, and that is the combat sport. My coronary heart and my door are all the time broad open.
“It’s going to be an thrilling finish of the yr for us, and I can’t look ahead to the beginning of subsequent yr. I obtained a number of tips up my sleeves, and I’m going to be very enthusiastic about it,” mentioned De La Hoya.