Edgar Berlanga and Eddie Hearn Push Oscar De La Hoya to Offer Up Jaime Munguia
Mexico versus Puerto Rico is one of the longest rivalries in boxing. So a fight between one-time WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (42-0, 33KO) and top super middleweight Edgar “The Chosen One” Berlanga (21-0, 16KO) has “instant sellout” written all over it.
After making his successful DAZN debut against Jason Quigley, Berlanga expressed interest in fighting Munguia. What followed was an ongoing dispute between rival promoters Eddie Hearn and Oscar De La Hoya on social media.
The Chosen One, paying close attention to the ongoing back-and-forth, threw in his two cents on the topic.
Munguia is coming off the biggest and toughest win of his career against three-time title challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko. On June 10, he overcame adversity in a nip-and-tuck war with fans on their feet the entire bout.
BERLANGA VERSUS MUNGUIA IS A FIGHT THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN
The Mexican picked up the WBC Silver title and the number-two ranking in the process. Moreover, he earned high praise from the boxing community for that gutsy performance.
Neither combatant is known to take prisoners. Their aggressive styles alone are worth the price of admission. This fight would sellout in locations like New York, Texas, or Las Vegas.
Rivalries in the sport of boxing are what attract fans to the arena in droves, and this has all the ingredients necessary to be a financial success. The only issue is fights are made in the boardroom. So, fans can only hope that Hearn and De La Hoya put aside petty differences and make the fight.