Janibek Alimkhanuly Eyes Munguia and Canelo Alvarez in 2023!
When fellow middleweight Jaime Munguia (41-0, 33 KO’s) won his last battle, versus Gonzalo Coria, there were greater implications. As 3Kings Boxing noted, there was an excellent chance that Munguia would line up for action versus WBO 160-pound champion Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly (13-0, 8 KO’s). Then with almost seamless synchronicity with Munguia’s arm being raised in victory, the WBO ordered him to face Alimkhanuly. Thankfully, rather than muddling up the process, Qazaq Style has embraced the challenge. Not only has he responded with gusto in terms of Munguia, the Kazakh boxer raised the stakes by calling out undisputed super middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (58-2-2, 39 KO’s).
This was an especially bold move for a series of reasons, not the least of which is his coming off his weakest professional outing to date. Having been labeled a proverbial wrecking machine to this point, Alimkhanuly looked far more Clark Kent than Superman versus Denzel Bentley.
Then again, the redhead has announced that he will be looking for a tune-up fight coming off his latest loss and wrist surgery. To that point, Alimkhanuly is certainly no lesser a foe than Avni Yildirim or Rocky Fielding at the times they got a shot at Canelo. Perhaps the smaller, seemingly vulnerable champion just might fit the bill perfectly. Stranger things certainly have happened in the sport. Yet, regardless of how this potential fight triangle resolves itself, 3Kings Boxing will be there to report the news.
By: Bakari Simpson