Oscar De La Hoya having beneficial talks with GGG’s team
Apparently, Jaime Munguia (36-0, 29 KO’s) may already have a big fight brewing for next year. According to Oscar De La Hoya, favorable talks to orchestrate a fight with IBF world middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (41-1-1, 36 KO’s) and Munguia are underway. The Golden Boy Promotions top dog posted the notification via his Twitter account.
If this bout was realized, Golovkin would by far be Munguia’s toughest in-ring test. The Mexican was last in the squared-circle taking on Tueano Johnson (21-3-1, 15 KO’s). At the outset of that match with the veteran, Munguia most certainly had his hands full with Johnson’s all-out assault. Following a few rounds, and adjustments, Munguia was able to turn the tide. In the end though, a gruesome looking cut on Johnson’s lip lead the fight being stopped. Given how much success the Jamaican had, many believe that GGG would be too much for Johnson.
As for Golovkin, he was last in the ring on December 18 against Kamil Szeremeta (21-1, 5 KO’s). Unlike Munguia’s last outing, GGG casually ran over Szeremta like an extra in a Fast and Furious flick. At no point did the Polish boxer have the firepower, know-how or ability to keep Golovkin off of him. His best weapon was the jab, but left alone was not getting the job done. As a result, he was slowly beaten up and accosted until he surrendered on his stool after the seventh.
There would be no question of who the more experienced was between Munguia and Golovkin. Yet, would age come into play if they did clash? While it was not enough to turn the tide, Szeremeta was having success with the jab. Could Munguia reproduce that early success himself? It would certainly be a fun discovery process to find out! But we will have to see how the backroom politics play out.
While he is in talks with IBF middleweight champion, Munguia is only ranked #8 with that organization. However, the Mexican is rated #1 right under WBO world middleweight champion Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade. Boo Boo has struggled to pen a truly meaningful fight for years. Honestly, Munguia is still not the type of name he is looking for, but he is better than what he has been getting! Said to say, if GGG falls through, maybe all is not lost.
By: Bakari Simpson